In the Kreuzberg area of Berlin we spotted this graffiti spaceman on the side of a building. Like much of the graffiti in Berlin the piece is spectacular. The scale is enormous and the piece has been extremely well executed, as if a giant had come along with a stencil and a spray can. It was only upon my return to the UK that I discovered that the piece entitled Cosmonaut was actually by the famous street artist Victor Ash.
I found a great quote about the piece on the AnArchitecture blog.
“There is something lonely and helpless about this Kreuzberg astronaut; attached to nothing, without purpose and without context. He looks like he is about to float off the wall and into space – the eternal unknown that humans have not yet managed to conquer after all.” (Miriam Nielsen)