"HORS LES MURS" // GROUP SHOW

/ March 07, 2014

Alexandre Farto aka Vhils / ±MaisMenos± / Olivier Kosta-Théfaine / Remed
07 March 2014 – 07 March 2015
INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DU PORTUGAL

Remed (1978) is a French artist who started painting in the privacy of his studio in Lille in 1995. The desire to set himself free from formal and spatial restrictions and to broaden the scope of his work led him to interact with the urban environment, where he has been developing a free-flowing, refined style, simplifying and synthesizing the geometric, figurative and typographic forms with which he creates original compositions with a graphic flavour that express a pure poetry through which he highlights the beauty of the world.

 

Vhils (1987) has developed a unique and poetic visual language based on an aesthetics of vandalism derived from hardcore graffiti. He works the removal of superficial layers of walls and other media with non-conventional tools and techniques, establishing symbolic reflections on the passage of time and the relationship of interdependence between people and the urban environment. He has been presenting his work around the world since 2005 in solo and collective shows, art festivals, institutions, and site-specific interventions. He lives and works in Lisbon.

 

±MaisMenos± is an intervention art project by Portuguese artist Miguel Januário which offers a critical reflection on the model of political, social and economic organisation that manages contemporary urban societies.?Its programmatic expression is conceptually reduced to an equation of simplicity and opposites: more/less, positive/negative, black/white. He has been producing thought-provoking, cutting-edge work both indoors and outdoors since 2005.

 

Olivier Kosta-Théfaine (1972) is a prolific, self-taught French artist with a graffiti background whose work explores the visual culture and clutter of urban and suburban environments through painting, reliefs, sculpture and installations, interacting and playing with the codes of popular culture, manipulating the structure and syntax of its language and delivering a new poetic interpretation. He has been exhibiting with galleries and institutions since 1996.

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