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All of my hereos have criminal records

What a great idea to visit the capital of Portugal at spring time when it`s 27 degrees and the sky is blue.

Of course, I wanted to enjoy the city life and all the sightseeing, but not without exploring the streets. The city is well known for street art. So here we go.

I admire VHILS. The portuguese artist`s siganture work are portraits which are scrached in surfaces like walls. So when I came to Lisbon I really wanted to see at least one of his peaces. I couldn’t spot one while the Street Art Tour, but was blessed with a great day out. On this sunny and hot day we walked three hours up and down the hills of this stunning city. The next day my legs hurt like hell. But all worth it.

 

Lisbon Street Art Tour

#Alice #ARYZ and some unknown artists

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Lucky Me

Have you heard of Fado, the typically Portuguese style of melancholy music? What people express in their music here in Lisbon is what VHILS seems to show in his pieces. Just one day before departure, on the way to the Belém Tower I saw out of a sudden one of his everyday heroes. And this is what made me feel really lucky. Actually, treasure hunting is not as much fun when taking a guided tour, but when by accident you make a great find. Look at this face…

Vhils

 

VHILS

`Vhils grew up in Seixal, an industrialised suburb across the river from Lisbon, the capital of Portugal and was particularly influenced by the transformations brought on by the intensive urban development the country underwent in the 1980s and 1990s.

An avid experimentalist, he has been developing his notion of the aesthetics of vandalism in a plurality of media – from stencil painting to wall carving, from pyrotechnic explosions to 3D modelling – which have enabled him to expand the boundaries of visual expression.` (from his website)

A city guide`s up-to-date tip:
ALEXANDRE FARTO AKA VHILS NO TEATRO NACIONAL D. MARIA II

Watch an interview with Vhils Aka Alexandre Farto and see more of his art (partly in English with german subtitles)

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Sometimes it’s worth it to visit an exhebition another time and going to Cockatoo Island a second time was definitely the right decision. Over 50000 people already visited the place and everybody I talked to and saw on the island really enjoyed this happening. Coming week is the last chance to go, it finishes on the 11th of December.

Syke

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Mask by Will Coles

Will Coles

Shida

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ROA

ROA’s style is pretty outstanding and unique. His hugh murals mainly show animals painted in black and white. I first came across his work in Cologne, where I used to live and work for a couple of years. Later found out, that he is actually from Belgium, not far away from that city and is a world wide acting street artist. The video below shows him live painting at Cockatoo Island two weeks ago.

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The Crème de la Crème of Street Artists put up pieces on an island just a couple of minutes by ferry away from Circular Quay (Sydney, AU).

Cockatoo Island’s vast abandoned factories and intriguing forgotten alleyways are the perfect backdrop for projects showcasing the energy and diversity of Street Art. With OUTPOST PROJECT, visitors are able to see a huge range of Street Art in one location. And because of its dynamic and live nature, the art will change and evolve, giving visitors something different to see throughout the course of the festival. An event of this scale is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

To see pictures of pieces from Anthony Lister, Kid Zoom, ROA, Bennet, Ears, Makatron, Stabs, Heesco, Junky Projects, Max Berry, Shannon Crees, Shida etc, please ckick below on one picture to start the gallery.

Facts: It’s for free via ferry ticket! Running until the 11th of November. More info on www.outpost.cockatooisland.gov.au.

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