Details: The year 2013 was one of the busiest and most productive years of WOOL with the expansion to new geographies, seeking to answer the growing and challenging requests made by companies, cultural associations, municipal or private entities.
The month of August marked the date WOOL debuted at Figueira da Foz, curating and producing all Urban Art actions when it integrated the Fusing Culture Experience festival. This was a unique event in Portugal that brought together in a single space extensive to the entire city Music, Art, Sports and Food. It also marks the debut of Street Art activities in this city, which, in general and from past experience, means long months of preparation, conversations and negotiations with all government and private entities, in order to demystify many of the preconceptions around these artistic expressions, reaffirming and reinforcing the idea that this Art, when everything is well designed and built, is a huge capital gain for the city, at numerous levels, which I will later present.
From all the activities at Figueira da Foz city centre we point out 5 (five) author murals, a stencil workshop, a reflexion of our constant concern in the promotion, understanding and production of this Art. This piece by Samina, is one face replicated three times, as a sequence of expressions they were using the technique of stenciling. These same faces are filling in diamonds, deconstructed and delimited by other geometric shapes with different orientations. The details of the yellow break the balance of black and white that dominates the piece.
Biography: João Samina, known as SAMINA, had his first contacts with the world of art, especially drawing and painting, pretty early. With 14 years he began to place stickers on the streets and so hard, with discretion, in the world of urban art. For some years, he accompanied the movement and growth, self-taught, he has grown as an artist. It is during this time that he discovered the 'stencil', and in 2010 feels able to produce a greater and more consistent work. Since then, SAMINA remains in constant search for new stimuli and experiences in all the jobs he have done, uniting their language techniques 'stencil' provided with graphic elements from references in the world of urban art, graphic design, painting and architecture.