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JUSTKIDS curates “PM9 Colors” at Urban Nation Berlin 2016-06-28

JUSTKIDS curates “PM9 Colors” at Urban Nation Berlin

From June 6th to 12th, JUSTKIDS, was invited by Urban Nation Berlin to take over their notorious signature event Project M. Bringing summer flavors to Berlin they selected six internationally acclaimed artists,
including 1010, Askew, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Borondo, Eron and Fafi to create murals around the German capital for Project M/9 “Colors”.
The painting week was finalized with a group exhibition showcasing the works of eleven artists including Tristan Eaton, Felipe Pantone, Okuda San Miguel, Crystal Wagner, Maser, Jan Kaláb, and the six muralists.


Project M/9 Colors, the Murals

Borondo – The young Spanish artist created his highest piece to date, a fourteen story building divided into
two vertical sections. The mural portrays on one side a young girl looking through the wall to a classical figure
of St. Sebastian in a dense forest landscape on the other side.

Invited by URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART Director Yasha Young to bring summer flavors to Berlin, Project M/9 “Colors” co-curators Charlotte Dutoit and Rom Levy of JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews have selected 6 internationally acclaimed artists to create murals around the future museum building in Bülowstrasse 7, in Berlin-Schöneberg, from June 06 till June 12, 2016. #projectM #UrbanNation #MuseumofUrbanAndContemporaryArt #Berlin

Fafi – The French artist, who painted the Berlin wall many years ago, created her sexy and powerful Fafinetteheroin character with a colorful background on a six story building, her largest mural to date.

Invited by URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART Director Yasha Young to bring summer flavors to Berlin, Project M/9 “Colors” co-curators Charlotte Dutoit and Rom Levy of JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews have selected 6 internationally acclaimed artists to create murals around the future museum building in Bülowstrasse 7, in Berlin-Schöneberg, from June 06 till June 12, 2016. #projectM #UrbanNation #MuseumofUrbanAndContemporaryArt #Berlin

Bicicleta Sem Freio – Painting birds, rooster, feathers, lush vegetation and a hand, the Brazilians boys invaded
the area with their bright colors and tropical signature elements-their second mural in Berlin.

Invited by URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART Director Yasha Young to bring summer flavors to Berlin, Project M/9 “Colors” co-curators Charlotte Dutoit and Rom Levy of JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews have selected 6 internationally acclaimed artists to create murals around the future museum building in Bülowstrasse 7, in Berlin-Schöneberg, from June 06 till June 12, 2016. #projectM #UrbanNation #MuseumofUrbanAndContemporaryArt #Berlin

Askew – Legendary MSK members from New Zealand continued exploring the theme of identity by creating a
gorgeous colorful portrait of his friend Sua, who is German and New Zealand Samoan.

Invited by URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART Director Yasha Young to bring summer flavors to Berlin, Project M/9 “Colors” co-curators Charlotte Dutoit and Rom Levy of JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews have selected 6 internationally acclaimed artists to create murals around the future museum building in Bülowstrasse 7, in Berlin-Schöneberg, from June 06 till June 12, 2016. #projectM #UrbanNation #MuseumofUrbanAndContemporaryArt #Berlin

1010 – Another break in the wall for the German based artist who completed his largest mural in Berlin, with
this brand new op-art piece playing with our perception to trick our mind.

Invited by URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART Director Yasha Young to bring summer flavors to Berlin, Project M/9 “Colors” co-curators Charlotte Dutoit and Rom Levy of JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews have selected 6 internationally acclaimed artists to create murals around the future museum building in Bülowstrasse 7, in Berlin-Schöneberg, from June 06 till June 12, 2016. #projectM #UrbanNation #MuseumofUrbanAndContemporaryArt #Berlin

Eron – “Finish Line” / Soul of the Wall. With his original spray painting technique, the Italian artists achieved a
unique design simulating a rusty liquid drip coming from the air vent that stains the wall in a shape of a
Marathon runner crossing a highly symbolic barbed wire line.

Invited by URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART Director Yasha Young to bring summer flavors to Berlin, Project M/9 “Colors” co-curators Charlotte Dutoit and Rom Levy of JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews have selected 6 internationally acclaimed artists to create murals around the future museum building in Bülowstrasse 7, in Berlin-Schöneberg, from June 06 till June 12, 2016. #projectM #UrbanNation #MuseumofUrbanAndContemporaryArt #Berlin

photo ® Nina Kramer photo ® Nina Kramer

 


Project M/9 COLORS, the show
“The purest and most thoughtful minds are  those which love colour  the most,” John Ruskin famously proclaimed in the 19th century. Our attraction to colour is innate and influences us every day, in a myriad of contexts. In our technology-centric world today, the possibilities of colour are greater than ever. At a special exhibition at Urban Nation, Berlin, curated by JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews, the arcane effects of colours in the contemporary urban environment are explored through the work of 11 internationally renowned artists. Whether in large-scale murals in urban environments around the world, or on smaller scale pieces on paper and canvas, the featured artists—hailing from around the globe—converge to investigate the specific way a highoctane colour palette can produce an intense visual experience. In some of the works—shown for the first time in Berlin—this emerges from the interactions between colours and their tensions and contrasts; while other works inquire into the expressive qualities of colours in the context of visual culture today.

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From figurative forms to more abstract treatments, each artist offers their own interpretation of bright colours.
For artists including Askew, Tristan Eaton, Bicicleta Sem Freio, as well as Okuda San Miguel and Fafi, the
figurative portrait is reimagined as a psychotropic mix of patterns and 80s comic-book hues, where lines are
deconstructed and progressively dissolved by a spectrum of the most vivid colour and abstract forms.
For other artists the figurative disappears completely in favour of colour-based works that evolve the ideas of
the later era of Op Art, to consider the dynamics of colour within the artwork itself, as well as beyond. Strongly
connected with these ideas are Maser- whose lattices of lines often cover entire structures from motels to
parking lots —or Czech-born Jan Kaláb, whose practice has developed from pioneering 3-D graffiti to
geometric abstraction in his more recent ‘broken rainbows’. Crystal Wagner, similarly presents abstract vibrant
3D compositions that galvanize the inherent energy in colours with multi-layered organic shapes, details, and
textures. Meanwhile 1010 and Felipe Pantone’s trompe l’oeil pieces use colour to play with perception and
pose questions on contemporary society and its corruptible systems.

Invited by URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART Director Yasha Young to bring summer flavors to Berlin, Project M/9 “Colors” co-curators Charlotte Dutoit and Rom Levy of JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews have selected 6 internationally acclaimed artists to create murals around the future museum building in Bülowstrasse 7, in Berlin-Schöneberg, from June 06 till June 12, 2016. #projectM #UrbanNation #MuseumofUrbanAndContemporaryArt #Berlin

Creating a new language with colour in progressive and visually exciting ways means these artists have moved
their practice far beyond the confines of a single medium or audience: Their works are just as likely to grace the
side of a building, a boat or a highway interchange as a blue chip gallery or museum. Coming from their
position as global artists who paint in and on public spaces, for indoor and outdoor environments, these artists
have an intuitive understanding of the relationship between colour and space: This evolutionary sensibility is
evident in the works included in this exhibition, bringing together 11 diverse artists for the first time whose work
is at its core a lively and upbeat celebration of colour.

Invited by URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART Director Yasha Young to bring summer flavors to Berlin, Project M/9 “Colors” co-curators Charlotte Dutoit and Rom Levy of JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews have selected 6 internationally acclaimed artists to create murals around the future museum building in Bülowstrasse 7, in Berlin-Schöneberg, from June 06 till June 12, 2016. #projectM #UrbanNation #MuseumofUrbanAndContemporaryArt #Berlin

The Show is on display from June 11Th to July 20th at Urban Nation – Bülowstr. 97 – 10783 – Berlin

 


Invited by URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART Director Yasha Young to bring summer flavors to Berlin, Project M/9 “Colors” co-curators Charlotte Dutoit and Rom Levy of JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews have selected 6 internationally acclaimed artists to create murals around the future museum building in Bülowstrasse 7, in Berlin-Schöneberg, from June 06 till June 12, 2016. #projectM #UrbanNation #MuseumofUrbanAndContemporaryArt #Berlin

About JUSTKIDS

JUSTKIDS is a dynamic interface that conceives, produces and promotes comprehensive art projects on an
international scale with some of the world’s most engaging artists, curators and strategic consultants.
Founded in 2014 by Charlotte Dutoit, JUSTKIDS has supported a diverse team of inspirational pros and
upcoming talents to meet the demands of a constantly evolving audience, delivering public Art, gallery shows,
Artist tour and Design consulting, creating new consumer experiences with top tier visual artists.
JUSTKIDS is the creator and producer of some of most innovative large scale art events and the consultant for
some of the leading lifestyle brand.


For more information about their company projects, and latest news, visit www.justkidsofficial.com

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