Zesar Bahamonte, Double Double Bass.
This work is part of the series Colores Nuevos and the last one was held in Saint-Die-des-Vosges (France). The artist takes gable's charactheristics to his advantage, blending in the arm of the guitar, and creating two characters - a self-portrait and his assistant and brother Victor.
A romanticized vision of painting with soft colors but with a vast chromatic density. It is an image of overcoming, comfort and future perspective, a fictional image of a family that comes from a place has reached a subliminal place this idea of path and movement towards this breaking of barriers, jumping walls and erasing the borders of our contemporary world.
Nuno Alecrim, CAPÍTULO MMXVII.
This work is focused on multiculturalism evident in the Ibero-American context - corresponding to the standards, which also make reference to the indigenous comunities who are the essence of each of these cultures. The distance separating each of them (ocean / borders) and the various languages (writing). The globalization (color) that in today's times unites us and mixes like in no other era.
San Spiga, Eusébio.
The Argentinean artist, returns to the second edition of the Festival, in the same format as last year's edition - spontaneously intervenes in the territory, leaving his paste-ups with themes similar to those applied in the first edition of MURO - typically Argentinean themes, with characters like Evita Perón and Diego Maradona. In addition to these pieces, the artist brought new works, resulting from last year's experience - photographs of children from the Padre Cruz neighborhood playing ball and Eusebio's images.
GLEO, Golden Heart.
The piece created for the Festival is based on the legend of El Dorado and the artist's personal life story. The child represented is Ana, Gleo's cousin, who grew up with her in a very poor region of Colombia, where large families could not raise all their children, using the help of putative families who guaranteed education, food and basic necessities for the children.
At the age of six, Ana was very fond of wearing Gleo's clothes, which infuriated her, until one day they had a big argument. Ana was upset to see Gleo hurt, so she folded, cleaned and returned all the clothes to Gleo, returning to put on her old dirty clothes, claiming that if the price for Gleo's love was never to use her things, she would never touch them again . This marked Gleo a lot, and that is why she brought this artwork to the Festival - a reference to what really matters - love and our soul.
Hazul Luzah, Lugar.
This artwork is part of Fluid series, which deals with the harmonization of polarities. The curved line and the straight line, the masculine and the feminine, the being and the object, the real and the symbol. All in tune, forming a whole that coexists and breathes gently. Work with a human connotation and simultaneously ritual. Set of elements imbued with symbolic value that represent both daily and ceremonial. Elements: Crystal, Number 3, letter H, Lady / Goddess, Menir, Vase.
During his travels, this Venezuelan artist analyzes space and it's urban elements while imagining future layouts. The urban elements are the inspiration for his creations and the key in the compositions, always trying to leave a mark in forgotten or vacant spaces, giving them a new life - Sporadically intervenes traffic lights, poles, hydrants, concrete cylindrical tubes, abandoned buildings, fences, walls and facades in isolated places.
Flix, Galo de Barcelos.
The artist performs interventions in urban space and furniture, using various materials, dynamizing the way the city is lived, treating it as a setting for everyday stories. In this way, it seeks to provoke sensations and new looks on the urban space and furniture. Interventions in the Salgadas neighborhood - The lateral facades include the Rooster of Portugal and Turpial of Venezuela, with the purpose of making the connection between the two countries through their national birds.
The Portuguese artist was inspired by the Mayan legend of the winged serpent Quetzalcoatl, which is one of the most important pre-Hispanic deities. According to legend, upon seeing human sacrifices in the city of Tollan, this god revolted, descended into the city in human form and prohibited such practices.
Galeria de Arte Urbana (GAU)
Fotografia - © CML | DMC | DPC | Bruno Cunha 2017