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Lima, Peru is a bombed desert city filled with more noise pollution than any human should ever have to bear and it never rains! That last fact along with the tremendous amount of cars and the rock/dirt mountains that surround the city make for a dirty city. Dirty and polluted. Nevertheless, its an interesting place filled with great writers and some cool people. Sure, crime is high but beer is cheap. Getting around is fairly easy and if you can avoid getting robbed you can have a great time.
I ventured about a bit in between painting huge walls and was able to capture a little bit of the writing activity and the flavor of the city. Here’s a brief look.
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GFM is one of the crews who most represent Barcelonas graffiti scene today. Este, Guan, Foner, Nimek and Yesk are some of the names of the group, and the same ones now gets put to the test in our latest episode of VERSUS. You can definitely say that these writers took the color Violeta Geisha to its highest level.
This article was posted by Alan Ket 2 months, 9 hours, 56 minutes ago.
Last week I had the honor and privilege of attending the Latido Americano graffiti/mural jam in Lima, Peru. The event was organized by two of Lima’s most respected writers, Entes and Pesimo, and celebrates its second year this year. Apart from being hosts, organizers, and muralists as well the duo brought together great talent from across Latin America with a few guests from other continents as well. The line up included Guache (Colombia), Super (Peru/Germany), Hes (Chile), Fisek (Chile), Charqui Punk (Chile), Tiws (Denmark), Soten (Denmark), Benas (Mexico), Toxicomano (Mexico), Saner (Mexico), Sego (Mexico), Bien (Mexico), Inti (Chile), Saile, Jeanvi, Pau, Steep (Ecuador), Cuore (Argentina), Fog, Jade (Peru), Meki (Peru), Yuin (Australia), Oz Montania (Paraguay), Phetus (USA) and many other writers from Peru.
The events walls were in the Centro Lima section of the city which is known for its high crime rate, loud cars, and of course government buildings and museums. Phetus and I found ourselves painting our first wall on a very hot block known for document forgers and other hustles. We ended up becoming friends with the local thugs and for three days we painted with the locals watching while cracking jokes and offering us plenty of booze and other stuff. We painted the same block as Hes and Fisek, two style writers from Chile who really painted some detailed burners.
The event was a non-stop paint a thon for us all and many of us didn’t get a chance to meet each other until a week into the event because we were spread out around the city and on a hectic pace to finish. Since Phetus and I painted quickly and with less detail than most we squeezed in a few spots and some night action as well.
I spent time photographing as much of the event and the city as I could. Here is the first installment of photos from my trip to Lima.
Thanks again to Entes, Pesimo, and the whole production team in Lima.
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Kunsten presents: Dansk Graffiti 1984-2013 | Alborg, Denmark
This is an exhibition on a vast scale. Works by more than 100 graffiti artists take visitors on a journey
through 30 years of Danish graffiti. The exhibition will present canvases, walls, books, photos and even
toy trains, but will also venture out into the city itself, where several of the artists will conduct workshops
and create permanent artworks together with children and young people. The exhibition spotlights an
artistic genre, which for many children and young people represents an introduction to art in general,
and is a legitimate platform for creative expression.
Sketzh writes this:
So my contribution to graffiti exhibition at KUNSTEN in Aalborg has just been picked up. It will be the first exhibition of Danish graffiti in a museum of modern art in Denmark. Not since ‘New York Graffiti’ exhibition in Louisiana in 1984, never had this art form been seen as something significant by the established Danish museum scene. Although our culture will never need acclaim from other than ourselves, I think that it has a relevance to those outsiders being involve in our Wildstyle world.