Beyond Walls project by SAYPE creates the 7th step of the largest human chain in the world is Turin. A general view shows two giant biodegradable landart paintings by French-Swiss artist Saype across the Palatine Gate on Tuesday September 29, 2020. With an overall area of 6’400 square meters, the fresco was created using biodegradable pigments made out of charcoal, chalk, water and milk proteins. This art piece is the 7th step of the worldwide project “Beyond Walls” aiming at creating the largest symbolic human chain around the world promoting values such as togetherness, kindness and openness to the world. (Valentin Flauraud for Saype).
Guillaume Legros alias Saype (contraction of Say Peace) creates monumental frescoes on grass and on the ground. He is the inventor of an eco-responsible paint composed mostly of chalk, charcoal and water. He is reknowed as the pioneer of an artistic movement linking street art and landart. His approach and his innovative technique earned him the nomination in 2019, by the famous magazine Forbes, as one of the thirty most influential persons under the age of thirty, in the field of art and culture. His poetic and ephemeral works travel around the world to impact minds while respecting nature.
In an increasingly polarised world, the artist chooses to make the largest symbolic human chain in the world, inviting us to kindness and togetherness, this is Beyond Walls project. A combination of pairs of hands painted on the ground, which intertwine and slide from town to town, symbolize union, mutual aid and common effort beyond walls.
The event : step 7 in Turin
Saype chose Turin as the 7th step of his world Beyond Walls project. After having linked Europe and Africa, from Paris to Yamoussoukro, the giant hands of the universal chain cross the Porta Palatina, glorious vestige of Eternal Roma erected in the center of the Risorgimento of Italy. Reaching out to their ancestors, children of the present open a breach in the wall of time. If human fraternity plays with borders, it must also succeed in breaking through the ancient walls that past generations have erected between them and which still fracture societies today, in order to build, hand in hand, the universal city of the future.
Lavazza Group has chosen to mark a season of collective reopening with a symbol of brotherhood and optimism expressed through Beyond Walls, the monumental work by Saype that depicts two outstretched arms clasped together. It is a journey of solidarity and values that Lavazza embarked on with the Good Morning Humanity campaign and is perfectly embodied by the art of Saype, exemplifying the ever closer relationship between the visual arts and sustainability.
Artist Link: www.saype-artiste.com