About „World Peace Walls“:
In 2007 Julian Vogel travelled to Iraq and had the fairly spontaneous idea to leave something meaningful behind. He painted his first „World Peace Wall“ on the walls of an old Hussein Palace in the North of Iraq – creating an epic painting and bringing a peace message to this significant spot, Julian’s intention was to set a sign for a more peaceful world with the help of art. Great critical and local acclaim motivated him to pursue the concept further and he has painted nine walls since. Julian, who has a graffiti background, feels that this modern form of communication is the perfect tool for a message of peace that people can relate to. All „World Peace Walls“ show cultural elements or themes harmonising with the history and culture of their respective countries.
Everything happening around us, originates in our minds. What we think is our reality. Our thoughts become words, our words become actions, actions become habits and habits form our outlook and personality. Since ancient times people have been influenced by this principle. Church paintings, propaganda and advertising campaigns all require attention and channel thoughts into one direction.
Peace can only be achieved by our attitude. The more human beings are at peace with themselves, the more they surrender fighting against themselves and the flow of life, the more they create a world of tolerance and love around them. The „World Peace Walls“ in prominent places of the world give an impulse to start a dialogue about peace – a message that similarly to a spiritual mantra is repeated over and over again and therefore slowly manifests itself in reality.
Imagine all the people Living life in peace John Lennon, 1971