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Faile “La Casa de los Azulejos” in Williamsburg

Posted on April 26, 2012

With a nod to collage, appropriation, and possibly the colonial era craft guilds of Mexico, Street Artists Faile just added a nice touch of talavera to the formerly tough turf of Williamsburg in North Brooklyn. With the façade of the house completed  just a few days ago by Patrick and Patrick and some helpers, the effect is contextual for the street it is on – and just understated enough for you to pass by without noting something different.

Faile (photo © Jaime Rojo)

With their hand made and custom designed tiles referencing their Faile vocabulary, pulp, pop, and their own temple in Portugal from 2010, the Street Art duo are further exploring a medium that bridges historical and public art also employed in recent years by Street Artists like Dain, Invader, Toynbee, OverUnder, Miss Van, and recently Willow, among others. With each tile individually pressed, painted, and fired, the impermanence associated with Street Art is tiled over by a full wall of unfailing inspiration.

Faile (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Faile (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Faile (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Faile (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Faile (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Faile (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Faile (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Faile (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Faile (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 Faile (photo © Jaime Rojo)