Etnik in Pisa for Indoor/Outdoor, 25 Years After Haring (Italy)

Marking a quarter century since Keith Haring created his mural on the back wall of the Servi di Maria convent beside the Church of S. Antonio in 1989, the city of Pisa began Indoor Outdoor – Arte Urbana a Pisa last month with the first murals of the festival installed on the 24th and 25th of May. In June the second part of the project will be an indoor exhibition of the seven artists who participated in the outdoor murals, including Etnik, who is from Vinci, about an hours drive from Pisa.

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Etnik. Indoor/Outdoor Festival. Pisa, Italy. (photo © courtesy ETNIK)

Here we see Etnik on a wall not far from the entrance of the airport exploding his geometric forms across a colorful waving wash of space. The former graffiti writer has moved from the letter form to the geometric form and was at Memorie Urbane a little earlier in the year with a similar context and technique; first blocking in the colors and then tracing with aerosol the quadrilaterals and their couplings and groupings, building the isometric foundations from below, allowing them to float in space, free to interact with 3-D and 2-D forms passing by.

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Etnik. Indoor/Outdoor Festival. Pisa, Italy. (photo © courtesy ETNIK)

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Etnik. Indoor/Outdoor Festival. Pisa, Italy. (photo © courtesy ETNIK)

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Etnik. Indoor/Outdoor Festival. Pisa, Italy. (photo © courtesy ETNIK)

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Etnik. Indoor/Outdoor Festival. Pisa, Italy. (photo © courtesy ETNIK)

Participating in Indoor Outdoor are Francesco Barbieri, Lineapiatta (Daniel Tozzi and Massimo), Scaramucci, Aris, Etnik, Soap The Wizard, Giorgio Bartocci, and Frangisuono Cisanello. For more information please visit http://www.indooroutdoor.it/

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