“Homage to the past and future”, Oostende, Belgium (2016)

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“Homage to the Past and Future”

 

The city of Oostende began its great reforms in 1883. King Leopold II earned the nickname the “constructor” for his contribution to public works. These reforms were possible thanks to the large profits that were made from the king’s colony, an area sixty times larger than Belguim: the Congo. In the Congo, rubber was a resource that became precious because of its use in the automotive and bicycle industries. The king imposed high quotas on rubber production in the Congo and forced the indigenous population to comply using coercive methods and extreme violence. It is estimated that during Leopold’s years of domination about ten million natives were killed in the Congo.

“Homage to the Past and Future” is a work that talks about the heavy legacy of the past, about how societies live with the consequences of those that came before and how they build their current reality to be better. The mural is located at the urban entrance to the city, a work that perhaps Leopoldo II had not imagined at the gates of the resort town. Today, the reality is different; diversity flourishes in the city and the image is of a resident of Oostende. Humans learn from their mistakes and the future will always be better if our present remembers and pays homage to the real heroes.

 

 

The Crystal Ship is een grootschalig evenement rond kunst in de openbare ruimte en strijkt dit jaar samen met creatief talent in Oostende neer. Wereldbekende kunstenaars creëren gigantische muurschilderingen en fantastische installaties die een artistiek parcours vormen in de binnenstad. Kom naar het Achturenplein en ontvang meer informatie omtrent onze kunstroute!

Tot 10 april kon je op verschillende locaties de artiesten aan het werk zien.  Na de paasvakantie blijven de werken nog minstens 2 jaar te bezichtigen.  Er wordt een wandel- en fietsroute uitgewerkt die na het festival beschikbaar zal zijn bij Toerisme Oostende vzw.

Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans Festival in Cozumel, Mexico (2015)

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2015 (PangeaSeed) – PangeaSeed, the international marine conservation organization, in collaboration with 1xRUN, Tony Delfino, and World Art Destinations, is pleased to announce the second annual summer series of its groundbreaking mural festival, Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans. The festival, which creatively beautifies the surrounding area, while bringing education, connection, and inspiration to the community, will take place from July 17 – 26, 2015 on the Caribbean island of Cozumel, Mexico.

PangeaSeed’s Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is the first movement of its kind helping to save our seas via public art and activism (ARTivism). The festival will feature 30 world-renowned contemporary artists from across the globe, collaborating to bring vital ocean environmental issues into the spotlight. The festival’s educational workshops will engage local youth to learn more about critical marine environmental issues affecting their home island, and what they can do to help save our seas. Sea Walls aims to educate and inspire individuals and communities to protect the planet’s most important ecosystem: the ocean.

“The power of public art and activism has the ability to educate and inspire the global community to help save our seas. No matter where you are in the world, the ocean supplies us with every second breath we take and life on Earth cannot exist without healthy oceans. With dwindling global fish stocks, rising sea levels, and widespread pollution, whether you live on the coast, in the city or in the mountains, we should all feel responsible for the health of the oceans and life that lives within it,” says PangeaSeed Executive Director Tre’ Packard.

The artists will have the opportunity to experience the various marine ecosystems of Cozumel Island, and learn from local experts about environmental challenges they are facing. In turn, inspired by their immersive field trips, the artists will create a series of 30 large-scale ocean-themed murals on the island to help educate and raise greatly needed awareness within the local and tourist communities for the plight of our ocean and the life that calls it home.

“Three phases of faith”, Lujan, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2015)

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Lujan, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2015)

 

Viernes 8, Sábado 9 y Domingo 10 de mayo de 2015 en Luján, Provincia de Buenos Aires.

El Viernes 8, Sábado 9 y Domingo 10 de Mayo, se intervendrán diez paredes del casco histórico basilical, las cuales serán trabajadas por reconocidos artistas de diferentes puntos del país y de Latinoamérica.
El día Domingo 10 se realizará la intervención en 25 paneles de 2,00 metros de alto por 2,30 metros de ancho por artistas en la zona de La recova ( frente a la Basílica) las cuales serán expuestos en el Museo Fernán Félix de Amador, y luego serán donados a instituciones de bien público.
Se sumaran actividades paralelas como por ejemplo escenario con bandas musicales, pistas de bicicletas y skates.

“The idealism trying to save the future on the night of September 26, 2014” Ciudad Juárez, México (2014)

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“The idealism trying to save the future on the night of September 26, 2014” Ciudad Juárez, México.

 

Special thanks to Color Walk for make this happens, gente linda y con futuro

 

Ciudad Juarez has several problems: what is up to us, we have been studying and developing proposals to create a new alternative cultural tourism for the same factor that over the years, has been given little or no importance being that culture is a weapon constructive progress, development and social integration at all levels.

 
To get to Ciudad Juárez, there are three modes: road, either coming from Janos, Chihuahua or Samalayuca, Chihuahua; by aerial means, reaching the airport Abraham Gonzalez; finally crossing any of the international bridges. Any of these three media, present the traveler, tourist or visitor generally a bleak picture: by road and air, cherish a vision of a lost city, abandoned, like a huge aftermarket and iron thereof auto junkyards , this gives us, in contrast to the desert, the projection of a city alone, cold and reflects indifference from us.

 
When crossing the international bridges, we see whole streets and infrastructure damage, adding to the bridge of the Americas, an ad that dramatically demand that “we do not want more weapons” [NO MORE WEAPONS], suggesting to visitors that are enter an area where weapons, is like seeing a tree or another car likely will witness a bloody deed.

 

Colorwalk® have the idea of changing these scenarios; through walls intervention-cutural contextual importance in the PRONAF

 

Color Walk is a Initiative to establish a comprehensive route “Street Art” and collaborate in efforts to create a new cultural tourism to Ciudad Juarez.

 

“Excercise of Reinterpretation of the colours of el tepe neighborhood”, Queretaro, Mexico (2014)

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Board Dripper tiene como ejes: la cultura skate, street art, graffiti, arte emergente, convivencia artística y el arte como comunicación social.

Queretaro, Mexico 2014.

Thanks to Board Dripper and Balneario TV Mural Project for including me.
For more details about check my instagram

 

“Explanation of how freedom (in the female form) and revolution meet to create a liberated Puerto Rico”

 

 

 

San Juan, Puerto Rico, 4 de octubre de 2012 — Llega a Santurce el festival de arte urbano internacional más grande del Caribe, Los
Muros Hablan, en el cual reconocidos artistas urbanos locales e internacionales rescatarán espacios abandonados y los
transformarán en valiosas piezas de arte al aire libre. El festival se celebrará desde el 4 hasta el 14 de octubre.

Los Muros Hablan es una iniciativa presentada por Coors Light con la intención de restaurar el ambiente santurcino a través del
despliegue de impresionantes murales que convertirán el área en un gran museo exterior. “Nos sentimos muy orgullosos de refrescar
la ciudad con este innovador esfuerzo artístico y contribuir con ideas creativas que mejoran nuestro entorno”, señaló Arnaud Cahen,
director de mercadeo de MillerCoors Puerto Rico.

Los murales que transformarán espacios a lo largo de las avenidas Fernández Juncos, Ponce de León y de Diego serán creados por
Sego (México), Aryz (España), Jaz (Argentina), Roa (Bélgica), Ever (Argentina), Neuzz (México) y los artistas puertorriqueños Bik
Ismo, Sofía, Celso, Pun 18, La Pandilla y El Coro. “El muralismo es descrito como el movimiento artístico-cultural más grande en la
historia universal del arte y su esencia es tan democrática que cualquiera con deseos de expresión puede dejar su marca, lo que ha
producido manifestaciones de menor relevancia como muchas otras que se convierten en legados históricos”, explicó Celso González,
uno de los gestores del proyecto y artista participante. Los Muros Hablan es una producción de Buena Vibra Group.