BIMM Berlin’s Mural By TWOONE

11th January 2018


As BIMM Berlin continues to grow, we’ve recently expanded our campus to include a new space in Revaler Strasse’s artistic hub RAW. Situated above the acclaimed gallery Urban Spree, our new building is in the innovative and exciting heart of Berlin’s creative scene, surrounded by notable concert venues, intimate theatres and street art. It seemed only fitting that we selected Hiroyasu Tsuri, otherwise known as artist and sculptor TWOONE, to paint a bespoke mural for our new location. Originally from Yokohama, Japan, Tsuri’s art is internationally renowned, with the artist rising to impressive prominence in a fairly short period.

The mural is based on the simple concept of an androgynous human face, with Hiroyasu drawing inspiration from mythological classical muses such as Ihy (Egyptian); Kimnara and Sarasvatī (Indian); Apollo and Euterpe (Greek); and Macuilxochitl (Aztec). The intention isn’t for the face to show one particular character, but rather it acts as an embodiment of all aspects of these figures. Tsuri describes it as “a metaphysical visual representation of the inspiration, joy, knowledge and skill for the music – or music itself.” Complemented by playful strokes, the result is a striking work, whose vivid colours appear to bounce around the walls.

As can be seen in this video of TWOONE’s artistic process, the texture is constructed through layers of shapes being built onto previous ones. It’s an energetic piece full of rhythm and vibrancy; an ideal representation of what we aim to achieve at BIMM.

If you’d like to see Tsuri’s work in person for yourself, sign up to attend one of our BIMM Berlin Open Days here.


Elizabeth Jacyshyn-Owen

Elizabeth Jacyshyn-Owen is a Berlin based writer, translator, and BIMM Bristol graduate currently acting as music editor for indieBerlin. She has an MA in Musicology from Oxford Brookes University and is studying for a PgCert in Translation.