Keith Haring

The medium is acrylic paint, pencil, and permanent marker on canvas. This painting is based on a photograph I found online of Keith Haring standing in front of one of his art murals. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania on May 4, 1958,  Keith Haring was an American artist and social activist who is widely known for creating street art murals often with political messages in international cities around the world.  His work often centered around raising awareness about socio-political themes such as anti-Apartheid, AIDS, nuclear disarmament, and the crack cocaine epidemic. Keith Haring passed away in New York City, New York on February 16, 1990 at the age of 31.

First, I drew Keith Haring and the cartoon-like figures in the background with pencil. Then, I painted Keith’s dark brown hair and eyebrows. I painted black glasses and cream skin tone. I added dark blue pants, blue shirt, and shoes. I mixed black and white to create the gray ground. I also painted colors, including pink, orange, green, blue, and dark purple using big, wide strokes. I waited a few minutes for the acrylic paint to dry, then I outlined the details with a black permanent marker.

I made this painting yesterday. 

Daddy is coming up the street. Do you want to meet him at the door?

No, did Leonardo diVinci stop painting his mural when he was working? No. We need to keep working.

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Olga’s first Starbucks (white chocolate mocha), the very quiet train to Praga, street art findings on the main road, 100 year old wooden building, church, bear sleeping, zoo flea market, a mural near the synagogue in Warsaw.

New work from Osaka’s Whole9 in Tokyo. You can check out their “Forest For The Trees” mural that they did a few weeks ago at Cider Riot. #ffttnw #mural #tokyo #japan

Pintura de Mural na Nami: #Afrografiteiras convidam Viber, Chermie e Mônica Grafitte

Em 16 de setembro de 2016, as #AfroGrafiteiras MaiDu (Maiara Viana) e Nallemy (Myllena Assumpção) convidaram Viber, Chermie e Mônica Grafitte para realizarem a pintura de um mural na Tavares Bastos.

As conversas acerca do que deveria ser produzido na pintura foram interessantes, mas, logo no primeiro momento, as artistas entraram em consenso: iriam grafitar mulheres. Todas acreditaram ser importante marcar a presença feminina nas ruas: tanto a ocupação do espaço enquanto grafiteiras, como com a arte propriamente dita.

A ideia era reproduzir as mulheres em suas diferentes formas e essências. As convidadas resolveram grafitar as personagens, enquanto as #AfroGrafiteiras decidiram por pintar o fundo.

Maidu e Nallemy quiseram imprimir a identidade africana ao fundo, tendo a ideia de grafitar um tecido de estampa característica da África, usando a perspectiva para torna-lo mais interessante e dar movimento ao pano.

Viber, por sua vez, pôs-se a grafitar uma mulher negra de perfil, usando um turbante imponente.

Mônica Grafitte pintou uma personagem bastante carismática, de cabelo azul.

Chemie grafitou uma personagem que combina várias marcas étnicas, representando as diversas origens da mulher brasileira.

Alguns imprevistos impediram que o mural fosse finalizado no mesmo dia, mas o trabalho já se apresenta de forma muito interessante. Para além das imagens, algumas ideias foram impressas na parede: união entre mulheres, representatividade e valorização da cultura negra.