Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     
  Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     
Tropical Androgyny, 2013
       
     
Tropical Androgyny, 2013
       
     
  Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     
  Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     
  Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     
  Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     
  Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     
  Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     
  Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     

Tropical Androgyny, 2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m
Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter

  Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     

Tropical Androgyny, 2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m
Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter

Tropical Androgyny, 2013
       
     
Tropical Androgyny, 2013

Held every two years in the German city of Cologne, Cityleaks is an annual urban art festival featuring German and international newcomers to the art scene as well as renowned and established artists. 

Tarek travelled to Cologne to take part in the 2013 edition of the festival with her sprawling acrylic and spray paint mural Tropical Androgyny, 20 x 8.5 m. Her inspiration for the colourful mural was its bleak and grey site as the back wall to a drab primary school: she wanted to bring colour and life to the school kids passing by the mural every morning.

Tropical Androgyny, 2013
       
     
Tropical Androgyny, 2013

Held every two years in the German city of Cologne, Cityleaks is an annual urban art festival featuring German and international newcomers to the art scene as well as renowned and established artists.  Aya travelled to Cologne to take part in the 2013 edition of the festival with her sprawling acrylic and spray paint mural Tropical Androgyny, 20 x 8.5 m. Her inspiration for the colourful mural was its bleak and grey site as the backwall to a drab primary school: she wanted to bring colour and life to the school kids passing by the mural every morning.

  Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     

Tropical Androgyny, 2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m
Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter

  Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     

Tropical Androgyny, 2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m
Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter

  Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     

Tropical Androgyny, 2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m
Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter

  Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     

Tropical Androgyny, 2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m
Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter

  Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     

Tropical Androgyny, 2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m
Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter

  Tropical Androgyny,  2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter
       
     

Tropical Androgyny, 2013, Acrylics and spray paint on wall, 20x8.5m
Photo courtesy of Cityleaks Festival / Robert Winter