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Mario Belem2014-06-01 - 2014-09-01

WOOL | Covilhã Urban Art Festival

WOOL | Covilhã Urban Art Festival
Lisbon | Covilhã , Portugal

WOOL | Covilhã Urban Art Festival _ @ DJERBAHOOD | MÁRIO BELÉM

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  • Title: Mobilette
  • Creator: MÁRIO BELÉM
  • Date: 2014-06-01 - 2014-09-01
  • Location Created: Erriadh, Djerba., District - Djerba; Country - Tunisia
  • location:lon: 10.8539470
  • location:lat: 33.819708
  • Technique: aerosol + plastic paint + marker
  • Physical Dimensions: w5,00 x h3,00 x d0 m (complete)
  • Map: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=213433614628918665172.0004c6b4f652c100ea4be&msa=0&dg=feature
  • Details: After the success of the Portuguese group presented at the project TOUR PARIS 13, the mentor Mehdi Ben Cheikh, invited again the WOOL (Lara Seixo Rodrigues) to select a small group of urban artists to integrate the new and ambitious project of Galerie Itinerrance on the island of Djerba, Tunisia. During the months of July and August, a selection of more than 150 artists from the 4 corners of the world (30 nationalities), took turns at every 7 days to leave their mark in the traditional village of Erriadh, who became a space of multicultural expression, a new movement for a country in (trans)formation ', explained the project mentor Mehdi Ben Cheikh. To the artists from countries such as Brazil, Japan, China, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Australia, UK or Spain, among many others, was only requested the execution of one (or more) original artwork, taking into account the authenticity and specificity of the local environment, always looking for an aesthetic appreciation of it. The presence of the Portuguese group in this unique art project, formed by ADD FUEL, MÁRIO BELÉM and Arraiano, between the 7th and 15th July 2014, allowed once again to express the quality and national hallmark, but most of all, to enjoy an equally unique and memorable experience, both the interaction between artists, as the experience of a culture and daily sharing with local and traditional community in such a unique moment in its history '.
  • Biography: I've drawn since I can remember myself. I used to draw lots of Snoopys and Mickeys. (,,,) I went to university to study architecture (thinking that it would be the wise thing to do) and I hated it. Thats when I learned that i wasn't very good at drawing cogs and screws, and that I always left smudges on the paper I was drawing on (I still do).I studied graphic design at Ar.Co, in Lisbon, and I liked it. I enjoyed what design brings into your life, I enjoyed (some) teachers, I enjoyed the other students (who were all characters), mostly I enjoyed that the school hours were light and I was able to work on the side. (...) Two or three years ago I decided I was tired of only working on the computer screen, the result was always too clean and straight. So I filled myself with courage and started to (re) learn to draw by hand (and it was much more difficult than I ever imagined). One day I walked by a very large building in Lisbon, painted with a beautiful mural, I stopped and thought "this is what I want to do." Every time I can, I surround myself with spray cans, paint rollers and dirty clothes. I still have to learn lotttttssss of things (making a straight line with a spray can isn't the same thing as drawing a straight line with a pencil). One of these days I'll paint a very large building, you'll see ... I've been learning that my work provokes extreme reactions in people, some like my work, others don't. As long as I'm given a chance to produce colorful stuff I'm happy. Thats it.
  • Provenance: WOOL Fest
  • Type: street art
  • Rights: WOOL Fest
  • External Link: www.woolfest.org

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