Archive for July, 2009

Chilling and gambling

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Finally the boys got to eat feijão again and after that it was time for a laid back relaxing time at the new space designed to meet professional and recreational needs. Actually, on this day we did more than relaxing and talking about art. Heavy drinking, smoking and major gambling activities went on through out the night. Even though a lot of people lost money, Yusk took everybody’s lunch money, and at the end there was an overall sense of being part of something special, or maybe it was just the booze talking.

bang
bang
oh, no!
oh, no!
now yusk has to pay beer for everybody! (photo: seth nicolas)
now yusk has to pay beer for everybody! (photo: seth nicolas)

text by gustavo faria

Opening festa tomorrow!!

Friday, July 31st, 2009

The official opening of the festival is going to take place tomorrow at the NAI in Rotterdam.
Come and celebrate with us!

opening festa

The program:

All day long: silkscreened T-shirts by Micamichula Caravan

Live painting

18:00: B-boys and B-girls
20:0:0: Live show Curumin Sao Paulo (myspace)
21:30 Independent short films (Camera Mundo Film Festival, Solar Cinema)

Guaraná and beers
Delicious Brazilian food

Happy faces

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Fingers are getting dirty, cans are shaking and the smell of paint is finally in the air. Horo, Gais and Onio are already getting busy with the first lines on his wall. No time to waste!

scketch (photo: seth nicolas)

scketch (photo: seth nicolas)

flying (photo: seth nicolas)

flying (photo: seth nicolas)

concentration

concentration

mauritsplaats

mauritsplaats

horo planing his flight! (photo: anouk piket)

horo planing his flight! (photo: anouk piket)

smile (photo: seth nicolas)

smile (photo: seth nicolas)

heritage

heritage

(photo: anouk piket)

(photo: anouk piket)

text by gustavo faria

Delftsehof

Friday, July 31st, 2009

The first wall is ready! After nearly 20 days of early mornings, yoga postures, vegetarian eating, no alcohol, long painting summer days, Speto’s work makes Rotterdam warmer and more beautiful!

On his way here, Speto had to wait 4 hours for his connection in Madrid. Instead of wainting in a borring cold airport, he went to Reina Sofia Museum to check once more one of his favourite paintings of all times, the “Guernica”, from Picasso. When asked about his inspiration for his piece at Delftsehof, Speto doens’t hesitate: Guernica was his light!

beggining

beggining

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sweet eyes

sweet eyes

nearly ready (photo: ramon martins)

nearly ready (photo: ramon martins)

ready! (photo: seth nicolas)

ready! (photo: seth nicolas)

Aumenta o som dj!

Friday, July 31st, 2009

When you miss home, nothing better than some delicious national specialties, cooked specially for you, followed by a fun party with good friends!

Dalata just revealed his king of the ragga a la Bennie Man style, and broke it all on the dance-floor. Funk, funk and more funk! – But only a carioca funk session, claimed Gais! Speto, shakes all to the floor! Fit, fit yoggi boy!

That is what we doing right here, right now, 1:33, @ Container, Rotterdam!

Viva baco! Viva o graffiti! Viva!

dalata tries the moon walk

dalata tries the moon walk

Voet

Voet

dancefloor

dancefloor

dalata inna bollywood style

dalata inna bollywood style

Photos: Ramon Martins

he just got a lolypop!

Friday, July 31st, 2009

gais @ nai, giving birth to 50liter of white latex!

let the kid play!

(photo: seth nicolas)

(photo: seth nicolas)

fame

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

After being phtographed by Martha Cooper, Onio has another moment of fame!entrevista

Hilton sweet hilton

Thursday, July 30th, 2009
gustavo, dalata, and gustavinho, feeling nice and confortable @ hilton!

gustavo, dalata, and gustavinho, feeling nice and confortable @ hilton!

huge walls, natur, happy pill, horo and a lot of latex

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Horoiwa’s wall is 216m², and needed to be fully covered with white latex before he could start to spray on it.  To help him with his task, 3 German urban artists (Momo, Kola, and Happy Pill)   had the patience to come all the way to Rotterdam. They belong to the art collective Natur and Happy Pill, and those who are really creative take any chance to use creativity:  instead of just covering the walls in white, they made a quick and fun piece of their own. Sehr geil! Dankeschön! (check out their web pages: Natur- http://www.nartur.de.tl/

Happy Pill- http://hahappypill.wordpress.com/

As they were high up in the elevator, we received the first visit from the already expected guests: the police! And guess what? They were not there to complain about the wall, but to complain about a little stain of paint that we dropped on the floor… ;) No problem! We’ll clean it, yes sir, mister sir, yes sir!

horo and carol talk about work, and momo has fun with the lift (photo: happy pill)

horo and carol talk about work, and momo has fun with the lift (photo: happy pill)

kola, momo and happy pill doing what they do best! (photo: kola)

kola, momo and happy pill doing what they do best! (photo: kola

thanks momo, kola and happy pill! (photo: momo)

thanks momo, kola and happy pill! (photo: momo)

is that what they complain about?

is that what they complain about?

They also took the chance to paint a bit gais’ wall at the NAI!

natur and happy pill @ nai

natur and happy pill @ nai

Under Martha Cooper’s lenses

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Onio was unquiet. He wanted to paint.

What better could happen to him on a sunny Sunday afternoon than a legal wall to jam with Dutch artists?

Better than that, he painted in front of the lens of the super photojournalist Martha Cooper, the woman behind nearly all of the documentation of the beginning of graffiti in New York in the 70’s and 80’s!!

Thankx again Street Science!

onio (photo: seth nicolas)

onio (photo: seth nicolas)

onio being photographed by martha cooper (photo: seth nicolas)

onio being photographed by martha cooper (photo: seth nicolas)

onio and martha cooper (photo: seth nicloas)

onio and martha cooper (photo: seth nicloas)

onio and dutch artist (photo: seth nicolas)

onio and dutch artist (photo: seth nicolas)

the photo made by martha cooper!!! in the picture onio and gais

the photo made by martha cooper!!! in the picture onio and gais