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BSA X ONO’U Festival 5 : Day 2 / Pixel Pancho In Papeete

Posted on June 7, 2018

This week BSA is checking out French Polynesia to get an appreciation for the Street Art, graffiti and street scene here while the 5th Annual ONO’U is taking place. Join in the tropical action while we take you to Tahiti, Raiatea, Bora Bora, and Moorea to see the artists and the action.


Converting planes of flesh into molded metal gives humans a certain robotic quality, including this Tahitian muse, imbued with a certain Steampunk patina of nostalgia for the past’s imagination about the future. Now living in the actual future, Italian Street Artist Pixel Pancho is mining a metaphor that AI may appreciate someday, but so far robots don’t fall in love at Carnegie-Mellon Robotics program, do they?

Pixel Pancho. ONO’U Tahiti 2018 / Papeete. June 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Here in Papeete, Tahiti, Pixel has finished his most recent muse in a garden of Eden, her visage frozen, her elegant drawing room in muted tones. A tray or basket of Pixel’s animal friends are expressed as future-past sculptures or animated robots ready to pounce. The mural took him only about 4 very productive days here in this tropical locale – and now he’s off to swim on another island.

Pixel Pancho. ONO’U Tahiti 2018 / Papeete. June 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho. ONO’U Tahiti 2018 / Papeete. June 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho. ONO’U Tahiti 2018 / Papeete. June 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho. ONO’U Tahiti 2018 / Papeete. June 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho. ONO’U Tahiti 2018 / Papeete. June 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho. ONO’U Tahiti 2018 / Papeete. June 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

Pixel Pancho. ONO’U Tahiti 2018 / Papeete. June 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho. ONO’U Tahiti 2018 / Papeete. June 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho. ONO’U Tahiti 2018 / Papeete. June 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho. ONO’U Tahiti 2018 / Papeete. June 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho. ONO’U Tahiti 2018 / Papeete. June 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho. The kitten sitting on the woman’s shoulder is his lil’ pet Diana who he rescued before he came to Tahiti. He found out she died while he was painting the mural and he added her at the last minute as a memento moris. ONO’U Tahiti 2018 / Papeete. June 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho. ONO’U Tahiti 2018 / Papeete. June 2018. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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