Hidden City


Muralism changes over time. Lived days and visited places are time and space within which artists experiment different forms, materials and ideas based on the concept that space could provide the most precious of materials and time should be the main instrument for the transformation of the first. The development of site-specific interventions is usually made in relation to the changes arisen from the encounter between project theory and its manifestation in reality. The creative intent of the intervention responds to the need to break away from reality to approach another reality. The city and / or sometimes isolated other times familiar lands become an escape from an enclosed space leading artists from one place to another, as continuous source of random situations.

Cultural translation, mental and physical nomadism and format crossing are the main principles of Neo Muralism. By acting from a wall to another, from urban architecture to different surfaces the artist produces links between signs, situations, people faraway from each other and his personal life (lived time) in the planetary times zones.

By creating multiple temporalities artists trace the processes that take on a meaning not so much in relation to a possible audience but in the fact of having being conceived and, along the way, realized. The practice of muralism and experimental techniques bring with themselves a sense of displacement and cannot be reduced only to the post-production phase; they are rather a way of rethinking the production constantly changing point of view.

By integrating (Lost – Hidden – Random) found object as random tools into painting practices, artists extend range of materials acceptable in painting. As well as creating a site-specific murals is a way to fill a gap in the traditional art system and react against standardization in the context of art. Formally speaking, Neo Muralism favor process, dynamic forms, assemblage technique, juxtaposed painting to one-dimensional single objects and trajectories to static masses.

According to an approach in motion artists research, document and experience progressively different conceptions of reality that result in the final appropriation of time within the experience of space.

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