WOOL | Covilhã Urban Art Festival _ @ TOUR PARIS 13 | MÁRIO BELÉM


  • Title: Qui t'as vu et qui te vois
  • Creator: MÁRIO BELÉM
  • Date: 2013-04-01 - 2013-12-01
  • Location Created: Rue Fulton, 5, Paris, District - 13; Country - France
  • location:lon: 2.371994
  • location:lat: 48.838384
  • Technique: aerosol + marker
  • Physical Dimensions: w13,00 x h2,40 x d0 m (complete)
  • Map: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=213433614628918665172.0004c6b4f652c100ea4be&msa=0&dg=feature
  • Details: In January of 2013, WOOL was invitated to form a group of Portuguese urban artists to participate in what was promised to be the 'largest exhibition ever held, of Street Art'., named Tour of Paris 13, a project by the Mairie du 13e Paris, coordinated by Mehdi Ben Cheikh, Director of Galerie Itinerrance. With volunteer work of participants that during many months would worked inside the tower (and occasionally outside) in the most utmost secret; only was revealed to the public during the month of October.This tower, with a total of 4.500m2, divided by 10 floors (36 flats) and located in one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in Paris, which was just waiting for its destruction, as part of a project to modernize the municipal housing, became a colossal temporary museum of Street Art, open to all for free and without any commercial approach, was a tribute to this type of Art. The invitation originated a challenge to a group of artists, which intended to aggregate several generations and spirits of the national Urban Art and portrait from Graffiti to the stencil, all the languages, and / or techniques commonly referred to post-graffiti, with contemporary influences of figurative illustration. The challenge was accepted by all and it took four 'pilgrimages' to the number 5 of Rue Fulton, where the interventions of (and alphabetically) ADD FUEL, CORLEONE, EIME, KRUELLA D'ENFER, ±MAISMENOS±, MAR, MÁRIO BELÉM, PANTÓNIO, PAULO ARRAIANO, SAMINA and VHILS, gradually occupied completely and strategically the 2nd floor of the Tour Paris 13, according to stylistic criteria that guaranteed the legitimacy of their individualities. The affectionately called “Portuguese floor” was “the key point to achieve the success of this project”, as still stated today by the mentor Mehdi Ben Cheikh.
  • 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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