Influenced by the setting and the neighborhood, Anmar mingles certain recognisable architectural elements into his artwork.Keeping in mind that all visitors of this venue can either sit & sip, stand and stare, or take a different seat every time they come by for their beverage, he created a story for young and old. His way of creating art can be compared to building a castle out of sand. Once the big towers and bridges are standing, it's time to fill in the details bit by bit. All grains of sand have an equal importance to the structure and with a spark of fantasy they create pathways that will take you on a journey to new and unseen areas and rooms throughout the whole piece.
Balls & Glory
Anmar prefers to let his artwork partially blend in with the environment by using shades and tints of the ones that are currently present. In Balls & Glory we were amazed by the transformation of an old walk-in garage into a modern, industrial styled restaurant. The addition of a large amount of green plants are certainly a plus to the venue, creating a totally different atmosphere than in any other restaurant.
This typical 17th century tall and narrow European building had a good deal of renovating, the different levels have been opened up and are now connected by small staircases.
When you have found your space of personal comfort in this busy venue, everything cools down and things change. It makes you pay more attention to the details indoors... and make you forget about all the noise and circulation of humans that normally surround you. Because of this, Anmar worked with the more detailed and fine lined brush to get a number of drawings enveloped into the whole piece. Using spray can to fill up the parts with heavier accents and patterns, balances it all out.
Anmars most impressive project to date is a commissioned mural for Bar Tapas and Thorns in Norwich, which saw him take to three stories of scaffolding to produce a complex and dramatic 15m x 10m mural on the side of a building.