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.
Biography: My name is Pedro Campiche (AKACORLEONE), i belong to the amazing ´85 generation and i´m an illustrator and graphic designer originally from Lisboa, Portugal, but currently living and working in Caldas da Rainha, a cool town near Lisbon, after a year living in Barcelona, Spain. Oh no, is he another designer with a graffiti influence? that´s right, painting walls and running from dogs also gave me the addiction to typography, color, painting, drawing all day, planning things in advance, and mostly it gave me a chance to express myself without boundaries, something i try to apply to may daily life and work. In this epic struggle to become a full-time illustrator i´m always divided between my love for vectors and my absolute passion for markers, ink, watercolours, moleskines doodling and screen printing, so i try to incorporate both digital and handmade elements in my work! Besides being obsessed with everything visual, i´m a sneaker head, a toy collector, a bike rider, a graffiti lover, a travelling addicted, awesome chef, comic enthusiast, movie buff, Polaroid fan, fun lovin´ criminal and ping pong champion wannabe...