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Entes Y Pesimo On The Hills of Lima

Peruvian Street Artists Entes y Pesimo collaborated with the Alegrarte Festival in Lima, Peru recently to bring color and art to an otherwise barren landscape on the hills of Lima. So much of the current building that spread across the sides of hills in the last two decades has been characterized as a veritable architectural chaos, especially in zones where poorer people live.

Entes y Pesimo really enlivened some of this neighborhood with their recent murals. The bright and cheerful colors of the one-story houses may make these mountains look attractive from a distance, but the daily life is very difficult.

Entes y Pesimo. Lima, Peru outskirts. (photo courtesy © Alegrarte)

“The festival takes place in very economically devastated and crowded areas where many are eager to leave,” says Entes, “For us, it’s purely a way to give a social support; to give color to a very grey area outside of town.”

Entes y Pesimo. Lima, Peru outskirts. (photo courtesy © Alegrarte)

Pesimo talks about the people who live here and why they participated, “These people represent the engine of our capital – that’s why we fully engaged ourselves in the project.  We were only interested in giving color and joy to the families who traverse these hills every day.”

While the colors are bright, thematically the images depict a people who are submerged in water that comes up to their necks. It doesn’t take a master analyst to infer that Entes y Pesimo are painting their countrymen and women as people awash in a struggle with the perils of very hard economic and social challenges.

Entes y Pesimo. Lima, Peru outskirts. (photo courtesy © Alegrarte)

Entes y Pesimo. Lima, Peru outskirts. (photo courtesy © Entes y Pesimo)

Entes y Pesimo. Lima, Peru outskirts. (photo courtesy © Entes y Pesimo)

Entes y Pesimo. Lima, Peru outskirts. (photo courtesy © Entes y Pesimo)

Entes in Miami 2012. (photo courtesy © Entes y Pesimo)

 

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Fun Friday 12.07.12

Happy Friday! Wipe that stain off your shirt from last nights office holiday party and brush your teeth and get to work so you can be a zombie all day. For our part –  it’s time for a little Street Art roundup of some things that you might like.

1. Miami in The House All Weekend
2. “Deck the Walls” at Stolen Space (London)
3. “Rinse & Repeat” Group Show at Ambush (Sydney, Australia)
4. Skewville in France, Quel Surprise! (Lille, France)
5. Jaye Moon at Paik Hae Young (Seoul)
6. “Sowing The Seeds of Love” – Just Seeds Group Show Friday (Manhattan)
7. Icy & Sot at Nu Hotel (Brooklyn)
8. Zombie Nation – Ezra Eismont
9. Herakut The Giant Story Book Project (VIDEO)
10. SWOON’s Konbit Shelter – Art in the Streets – MOCAtv (VIDEO)

Miami in The House All Weekend

This weekend the fun is for Street Art in Miami and check out some of our recommendations (Best Miami Street Art: BSA Picks Awesomest for Basel ’12) for hoofing it around that we posted Wednesday. Tonight of course there are a number of grand opening parties/after parties (including Fountain), but really just being on the street is equally fun if not funner! Thanks for that adverb from 7 year old Darnell Wilsen of Brooklyn.

Dcypher, CBS and Supher wall. Wynwood Arts Disctrict 2011. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Entes, Pesimo and Jade wall. Detail. Wynwood Arts District 2011. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For a full listing of Art Fairs, Events and Street Murals click here and here.

But not all the fun is in Miami here are a few picks of what’s happening elsewhere in the world:

“Deck the Walls” at Stolen Space (London)

Greeting cards are a nice way to say Merry Christmas to Grandma, and for suburban white middle class families to distribute photos proving that their kids are not on drugs. This is Stolen Space Christmas Show celebrates greetings cards and holiday cheer with D*Face, Word to Mother, Will Barras and David Bray among others putting their own imprimatur on Christmas. Come on, Uncle Bert and Aunt Dolittle will be there, so comb your hair, put some shoes on and get out of the house!

D*Face on the Streets of Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

“Rinse & Repeat” Group Show at Ambush (Sydney, Australia)

With a collection of Australian Graffiti and Street Art Artists, “Rinse & Repeat” finds its inspiration by taking a look at the Old Masters and re-interpreting them with their own styles and techniques. An interesting proposition albeit fraught with risks – there are a few good ones here though that will delight your academic/street sensibilities. Included in the line up are: Adnate (AWOL Crew), Bridge Stehli, Cam Wall, Carl Steffan, Deams (AWOL Crew), Fintan Magee, Guido van Helten, Phibs, Shannon Crees,  Slicer (AWOL Crew) , Team and Teazer.

For further information regarding this exhibition click here.

Skewville in France, Quel Surprise! (Lille, France)

Hope they realize what they have gotten themselves into, but Vertikal Gallery is hosting Brooklyn Street Art collective Skewville for a solo show entitled “Be Inside”. Considering we have had one or two Lillians in Brooklyn putting work up on the streets over the last few years, this sounds like a cultural exchange program of some kind, right?

Skewville being territorial in Bushwick. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this exhibition click here.

Jaye Moon at Paik Hae Young (Seoul)

New York Street Artist Jaye Moon is in Seoul, Korea on an Art Residency Invitation and tonight his her solo exhibition with her “Lego Tree House” opening tonight at the Paik Hae Young Gallery.

Jaye Moon. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this exhibition click here.

“Sowing The Seeds of Love” – Just Seeds Group Show Friday (Manhattan)

The Art Collective Just Seeds new group exhibition titled “Sowing The Seeds of Love” opens tonight at the Munch Gallery in Manhattan. The artists in Just Seeds aim to put forth their world views on a variety of issues – looking to inform and bolster you through the power of art. Participating in this show are: Jesus Barraza, Kevin Caplicki, Melanie Cervantes, Santiago Doesntsitstill, Alec Dunn, Molly J Fair, Thea Gahr, Nicolas Lampert, Josh MacPhee, Fernando Marti, Colin Matthes, Dylan Miner, Roger Peet, Jesse Purcell, Pete Railand, Favianna Rodriguez, Shaun Slifer, Chris Stain, Meredith Stern, Mary Tremonte and Bec Young.

Chris Stain and Billy Mode in Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this exhibition click here.

Icy & Sot at Nu Hotel (Brooklyn)

Iranian expats and brothers Icy & Sot invite you to celebrate with them their first foray in the hospitality business. The brothers designed a room at the Nu Hotel in Brooklyn and you are invited to come over tonight for some refreshments.

Icy & Sot in Manhattan. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this event click here.

Zombie Nation – Ezra Eismont

Artist Ezra Eismont has a Kickstarter fundraiser to help publish his Zombie Nation book, which features his zombified portraits of icons and celebrities. Seems like a heartwarming holiday thing to do, doesn’t it? Please support your local artists and small family businesses.

 

Herakut The Giant Story Book Project (VIDEO)

 

SWOON’s Konbit Shelter – Art in the Streets – MOCAtv (VIDEO)

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Entes Y Pesimo Taking a Swim in Chile, Buenos Aires and Sarasota

Peruvian Street Art duo Entes y Pesimo move quickly like two cats in the back alley when the garbage truck rattles by. When not doing the occasional billboard remix  intervention, they are painting large murals of silent and intense young men and women navigating in the river of life. In many of their recent aerosol paintings, the guys are wading and slogging and afloat in the O2. While the blue lapping waves look inviting and buoyant on the surface, it is unclear what movements are at work in the undercurrent and one is left to contemplate the expressions and positions of the smoothly complex figures.

Entes y Pesimo in Chile. (photo © EntesPesimo.com)

Whatever the symbolic meaning of elements throughout their compositions, and there are many, Entes y Pesimo are clearly strengthening their style and developing a signature aesthetic. This time we catch them trotting around Chile for the Polanco Graffiti Festival, in Buenos Aires, Argentina and in Sarasota, Florida for the Chalk Festival.

Entes y Pesimo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (photo © EntesPesimo.com)

Entes y Pesimo in Sarasota, Florida. (photo © EntesPesimo.com)

Entes y Pesimo in Sarasota, Florida. (photo © EntesPesimo.com)

Entes y Pesimo in Sarasota, Florida. (photo © EntesPesimo.com)

Entes y Pesimo in Sarasota, Florida. (photo © EntesPesimo.com)

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Entes y Pesimo Go To Mexico

Cholula, Pachuca, Puebla, D.F.

Peruvian Street Artists Entes y Pesimo traveled around Mexico as summers sun began to give everyone a rest from its intensity in the last month or so. Continuing to develop their figurative style and define technique, they usually take a long wall as an opportunity to let their figures lie down. In the case of the tall wall, they bring in more of the family.

Recurring themes are care-taking and seeking shelter from the harshness of life. During their trip they visited the central cities of Cholula, Pachuca, Puebla and of course Mexico City (or D.F.) in Mexico. Here are examples of this latest work for BSA readers.

Entes y Pesimo. Mexico 2012. (photo © courtesy Entes y Pesimo)

Entes y Pesimo. Mexico 2012. (photo © courtesy Entes y Pesimo)

Entes y Pesimo. Mexico 2012. (photo © courtesy Entes y Pesimo)

Entes y Pesimo. Mexico 2012. (photo © courtesy Entes y Pesimo)

Entes y Pesimo. Mexico 2012. (photo © courtesy Entes y Pesimo)

Entes y Pesimo. Mexico 2012. (photo © courtesy Entes y Pesimo)

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Images of the Week 08.12.12

Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting burnt and gritty
Been down, isn’t it a pity
Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city

All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head *

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Bad Cat Crew, Cassius Fouler, Entes, Jay Shells, Kremen, ME, Miss Me, Mr. Toll, Nick Walker, Oly, Pesimo, and Smile You Are Beautiful.

Cassius Fouler (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Oly (photo © Jaime Rojo)

With no air conditioner in her apartment, Laticia was force to do her writing in the nude, which actually was okay with her. Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mr. Toll. I’m telling you, it’s so hot you could fry an egg on the street! Sunny side up please. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Laverne found that her new summer ensemble was surprisingly breezy as she picked up the telephone. Ned looked up guiltily and pretended not to have been staring. Smile You Are Beautiful (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nick Walker (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Kremen. Like a Fish Out of Water. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

It was like you could see the entire city inside of him, just beneath his skin. He stared at me dead-eyed and said, “I own these streets.” Kremen. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jay Shells (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Me. You heard it. Rock it!  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown. Kaleidoscopic Collage (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Entes y Pesimo in Germany (photo © Entes y Pesimo)

Entes y Pesimo in Germany (photo © Entes y Pesimo)

Bad Cat Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Miss Me does a tribute to Billie Holiday’s song “Strange Fruit”, reminding us of the racism that is part of the American legacy. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Lady Liberty as native American. Miss Me (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Native American and superhero. Miss Me (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

* Lyrics above from “Summer in the City” by the Lovin’ Spoonful. #1 this week in August 1966

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Fun Friday 07.27.12

Let the Games Begin! (oh no, does that violate an Olympic copyright?) Here’s our Olympian sized Olympic Fun Friday Olympiatastic list, sponsored by nobody.

1. BOB ROSS REMIX (VIDEO)
2. KingBrown Group Show at Klughaus (NYC)
3. Quel Beast Solo Reception at Gallery Bar (NYC)
4. Believe the Hype at Pandemic Saturday (BKLN)
5. REVOK and SABER at Known Gallery (LA)
6. Matthew Silver Goes for the Gold in his Speedo at Union Square (VIDEO)
7. Pura Vida Presents: Entes Y Pesimo A Short Film (English) (VIDEO)

BOB ROSS REMIX (Video)

Bob Ross is back! Updated and autotuned, this visual medley ties together the overriding themes that his long-running show imparted to many people who may have been timid about reopening that creative spirit that we’re all born with. Some kids think they’re too cool and too street for this sh*t but really they like Bob’s message too, because he’s right. Get out your paintbrush and cans!

KingBrown Group Show at Klughaus (NYC)

Mike Giant is in New York and he brought some juicy markers with him. The New Show at Klughaus Gallery in Manhattan’s Chinatown hosted him yesterday with folks from Kingbrown Magazine to mark the release of their issue #8. The group show of small pieces in the gallery is smartly, densely packed with names you’ll like and  is now open to the public after last nights hot and sticky grand opening that ended with Mother nature blowing exhibition skateboarders sideways with sudden summer storm high winds and pounding rain. The show was presented along with the dudes from Fountain Arts Fair.

Mike Giant gate for Kingbrown at Klughaus Gallery. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artists include Morning Breath, Andy Jenkins, Chris Cycle, Dave Kinsey, “Grotesk” aka Kimou Meyer, Stefan Marx, Kevin Lyons, Mike Giant, Raza Uno aka MAx Vogel, Greg Lamarche, Zach Malfa-Kowalski, Steve Gourlay, Jay Howell, Ben Horton, Beastman, Phibs, Hiro, Reka, Kyle “Creepy” Hughes-Odgers, Meggs, Sean Morris, Yok, Sheryo, Ross Clugston, Daek, Lister, Numskull, Ian Mutch, Rone/ aka Tyrone Wright.

Mike Giant at work on his wall outside the gallery before the show opened. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Further information regarding this show click here.

Quel Beast Solo Reception at Gallery Bar (NYC)

The Gallery Bar on the Lower East Side of Manhattan hosts the opening reception today of Quel Beast’s solo show of portraits full of emotion as he continues in the journey of self-study. In a short career on the street that has depicted everything from anguish to rage to frustration, it is good to report that there is now an occasional smile.

Quel Beast. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Believe the Hype at Pandemic Saturday (BKLN)

PARTY! PARTY! PARTY! @ Pandemic Gallery tomorrow. “Believe The Hype” Is Pandemic’s title for this summer party including: The Yok, Sheryo, UFO 907, Swampy, Royce Bannon, Matt Siren, David Pappaceno, Darkclouds, Keely, Don Pablo Pedro, Cost KRT and Deeker. All the artists will paint the interior of the gallery in one collaborative mural. Go get wet and play. There will be limited prints, T shirts, zines and drawings for sale.

For further information regarding this show click here.

REVOK and SABER at Known Gallery (LA)

Double billing Revok and Saber in one night? You know the crowd will be big and enthusiastic to see these two concurrent solo shows and as Known Gallery hosts  REVOK’s “Gilgamesh” and SABER’s “Beautification” simultaneously Saturday.

REVOK in Miami for Primary Flight (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding REVOK show click here.

SABER on the streets of Los Angeles. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding SABER show click here.

Matthew Silver Goes for the Gold in his Speedo at Union Square (VIDEO)

Miao Jiaxin captures some of the magic moments of this public performer who may be borderline bananas and who knows how to engage people, to help and flip their “I’m Free” switch to the “On” position.

 

Pura Vida Presents: Entes Y Pesimo A Short Film (English) (VIDEO)

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Entes Y Pesimo Tour Europe

Peruvian Street Artists Entes y Pesimo have been on a tour through much of Europe painting murals in Paris (France), Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Hamburg (Germany).  Figurative and familial, their imagery borrows from more traditional graffiti and community mural styles and often depicts people sheltering and caring for one another.

Entes, Pesimo, Seth and Den. (photo © Entes y Pesimo)

Working together since 2000, the duo pioneered their brand of Street Art in Lima and belong to a larger group of artists in Peru who consider themselves graffiti activists. Thematically their work is influenced by social events, cultural and political, addressing issues like discrimination, racism, and the right to personal dignity.

Entes y Pesimo. Eindhoven, The Netherlands. (photo © Entes y Pesimo)

Entes, Pesimo. DJMC Crew (photo © Entes y Pesimo)

Entes, Pesimo. DJMC Crew. 93 Crew. Montry, France. (photo © Entes y Pesimo)

Entes y Pesimo.  Super. DJMC Crew. Hamburg, Germany. (photo © Entes y Pesimo)

 

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Entes and Pesimo would especially like to thank Morne, Super, Paulina, Seth, Inti, Maun, Diana, and Nemiye for their help and support during this trip in Europe.

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Here’s a video of their visit to Buenos Aires last year where they painted the trailer of a man named Henry, who has lived for years in the street.

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Images of the Week 02.12.12

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring 131, Captain Baby, Dan Witz, Dekrd, Don’t Fret, Ema, Entes, Gaia, LNY, Miyok, ND’A, OverUnder, Pesimo, Shida, SSDD, Stikman, and Willow.

Dan Witz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Don’t Fret (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LNY looking wistfully askance. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Overunder (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Willow (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Miyok (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stikman experiments with a glass tile. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

ND’A (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dekrd (photo © Jaime Rojo)

SSDD. We have been seeing these cozies all over the city. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Shida (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gaia (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Entes y Pesimo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Captain Baby (photo © Jaime Rojo)

EMA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

131 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

131 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Untitled (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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