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Borondo and His Collection of “Memento Mori” (Book)

Posted on April 28, 2015

Memento Mori, the collection of images and essays about the youthful Borondo is as much a reflection of the artist as it is his art and his process. Canvas bound with partial hardcover, it is unpretentious and easy enough to see into the inner workings of an artists process without feeling like a voyeur, allowing you to feel that you are catching a work in progress.

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Borondo: Memento Mori (photo © Jaime Rojo)

With contemporary and possibly random images of dogs, municipally dull architecture, skulls, stuffed foxes, bathing nudes, figure studies, charcoal sketches, vintage photos that may be peasants, workers, and prisoners, the assembled collection of fragmentary influences that the artist may draw upon read as the incidental and imperfect. Inspired by reflecting on these collected and created remnants of the life timeline, his patches of paint in his finished artworks gather together to evoke a motion and a gesture, a sense of being.

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Borondo: Memento Mori (photo © Jaime Rojo)

By turning the pages you are a part of the research he is undergoing, and you see how he brings to the walls and windows his latest findings. Sometimes the process is additive, other times through subtraction, but Borondo appears to discover along with his audience what lies here.

A Street Artist yes, but one of the many former graffiti writers who are chafing against that term today, perhaps not realizing that their own practice is redefining it. Not only does the work speak to the average passerby in ways we haven’t been thinking of, he is using the context of the decaying wall as further evidence of a life cycle that everyone is a part of.

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Borondo: Memento Mori (photo © Jaime Rojo)

There are other Street Artists in the 2000s and 2010s who are working directly with these eroded, flaking and chipped facades of course – Vhils and ROA and Swoon come to mind – yet Borondo is rather reveling in them, integrating the imperfect.

“It is really important for a street artist to be part of the context, to be able to adapt,” he tells James Buxton, whose essay appears in English and Italian here along with new essays by Edoardo Sassi, Simone Pallotta, and Carmen Main – each helping to place the work and the artist, interpreting from their perspectives.

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Borondo: Memento Mori (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Inspired by the street and the opportunities it presents for expression and communication, Borondo is experimenting and reflecting art history and western cultural norms while adding his voice to the public sphere and affecting the discourse. Peering at these remnants of contemporary times through deconstruction and reassembly, he is gently creating, all the while observing the human condition. Memento Mori will show you a bit of what he has found so far.

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Borondo: Memento Mori (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Borondo: Memento Mori (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Borondo: Memento Mori (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Borondo: Memento Mori (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Borondo: Memento Mori (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Borondo: Memento Mori (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Borondo: Memento Mori (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

Memento Mori is produced and coedited by Chiara Caprasecca and Chiara Pietropaoli and published by Yard Press.

 

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INTI Strikes a “Balance” For St + ART Delhi

Posted on April 27, 2015

With a new multi-storey mural in Khirki, INTI again brings the mystery and metaphor to a neighborhood. Part of the 2015 edition of St+Art India, this piece is entitled “Balance”. Yet another astounding piece by the prolific painter from Chile, this one defies gravity regarding a solemn topic of the heart.

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Inti at work on his monumental mural for St + ART Delhi 2015. (photo © Akshat Nauriyal)

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Inti at work on his monumental mural for St + ART Delhi 2015. (photo © Akshat Nauriyal)

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Inti at work on his monumental mural for St + ART Delhi 2015. (photo © Akshat Nauriyal)

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Inti. St + ART Delhi 2015. (photo © Akshat Nauriyal)

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Inti. St + ART Delhi 2015. (photo © Akshat Nauriyal)

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Inti. St + ART Delhi 2015. (photo © Akshat Nauriyal)

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Inti. St + ART Delhi 2015. (photo © Akshat Nauriyal)

 

 

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BSA Images Of The Week: 04.26.15

Posted on April 26, 2015

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Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Bisser, Brolga, C3, D7606, JR, Kafka the Cat, Myth, Nineta, Right of Way NYC, and Urma.

Top Image: Bisser. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bisser (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bisser at work in Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bisser (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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JR. Portrait of Mariela Goicochea in Brooklyn as part of Walking New York series. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Detail of a memorial by @rightofwaynyc of the 264 New Yorkers killed by traffic in 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kafka the Cat (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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C3 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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D7606 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Nineta (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Squirrel the poet. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Brolga (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Myth (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Gracelang Grooseling (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Urma. Paris installation. (photo © Urma)

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Urma. Lisbon installation. (photo © Urma)

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Untitled. The Williamsburg bridge under fog. Brooklyn, NYC. April 2015. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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JAZ and a Founding Myth Realized in “Mito Fundacional”

Posted on April 25, 2015

Our founding myths, our myths of origin, contain the DNA of a cultures’ existence and from that story all developments that occur are measured. When we cloak our present day with the origin myth we imbue our actions with some sense of the sacred, since that revered story is an old one that has been repeated over generations, even centuries.

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Franco Fasoli AKA Jaz. Campana, Argentina. April 2015. (photo © Jaz)

Here is a new mural commissioned by the town of Campana, where Argentinian Street Artist JAZ lived as a teenager, referencing one of this culture’s Mito Fundacional (myth of origin). In a circular composition that is an earmark of his symbolic softly surreal style, JAZ commemorates the 130th anniversary of the first foundation of Buenos Aires between Campana and Escobar, which was near the river.

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Franco Fasoli AKA Jaz. Campana, Argentina. April 2015. (photo © Jaz)

The menacing movement of unbridled animals surrounds a federalist symbol in flames in this often repeated story about the friction that historically exists between the City of Buenos Aires and the rest of the country. Like many simplistic depictions, this one belies deeper complex implications that can only be appreciated by the people who have lived there and repeated this story to one another, so we won’t try.

In a ceremony two weeks ago this newly painted founding myth near the “Arco de Campana” was inaugurated by the Mayor Stella Maris Giroldi and JAZ and some assembled guests, so this Mito Fundancional will continue to be told for a while.

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Franco Fasoli AKA Jaz. Campana, Argentina. April 2015. (photo © Jaz)

 

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