And while we still waiting the rain to stop, here you have the first glimpse t the wall PANTÓNIO left us right in the center of the city, inspired by the sounds of Covilhã, inspired by the short film ‘Da meia noite pró dia‘ by Vanessa Duarte.
more photos HERE.
As a teenager he attended to sculpture workshops, modeling, drawing and painting at the Azorean Institute of Culture and made regularly drawing and painting exhibitions.
He studied drawing at the School of Arts and Crafts of Vila Nova de Cerveira and Graphic Arts Technology at Polytechnic Institute of Tomar. In 1993 he was part of the group of young artists representatives of Portugal on the 50th anniversary of UNESCO, Romania.
In 2005 he received the Macronésia illustration of prize for young artists.
He attended between 2006 and 2008 the illustration of workshops by João Catarino; Editorial illustration, by Richard Hall and Comics by Zepe, of Fine Arts of Lisbon.
In 2011 and 2012 participates in the Public Art Festival Walk & Talk, Azores; the artistic residence ARTUR and collective exhibition of urban artists; “Beyond Walls” Gallery Antonio Prates. In 2013 exposes series of painting, in Lisbon, called “Ir” and then “IRA”.
And since then, he have been circulating around the world painting large murals and integrating prominent projects! A job to follow closely at the center of Covilhã in Rua Direita.
PT | E enquanto começamos os trabalhos pela Covilhã, apresentamos o segundo artista que se apresenta pelo EXTRA WOOL, Pantónio, um açoriano terceirense convicto desde 1975!
Enquanto adolescente frequentou os ateliers de escultura, modelagem, desenho e pintura do Instituto Açoriano de Cultura e expos regularmente desenho e pintura.
Estudou desenho na escola de Artes e Ofícios de Vila Nova de Cerveira e Tecnologias das Artes Gráficas no Instituto politécnico de Tomar. Em 1993 fez parte do grupo de jovens artistas representantes de Portugal no 50º aniversário da Unesco, Roménia.
Em 2005 recebeu o prémio de ilustração da Macronésia para os jovens artístas.
Frequentou entre 2006 e 2008 os workshops de ilustração por João Catarino; Ilustração editorial, por Richard Câmara e Banda desenhada por Zepe, das Belas Artes de Lisboa.
Em 2011 e 2012 participa no Festival de Arte Urbana Walk&Talk Açores; na residência artística ARTUR e na exposição colectiva de artistas urbanos, “Além Paredes” da Galeria António Prates. Em 2013 expõe série de pintura, em Lisboa, chamada “IR” e seguidamente “IRA”.
E desde então, têm circulado por todo o mundo pintando grandes murais, integrando projectos de destaque! Um trabalho para se acompanhar bem de perto pelo centro da Covilhã, na Rua Direita.
and it’s with great pride that we announce that from this moment the WOOL is partner of the Google Art Project and all platforms that are being launch today !!
With us we take also 147 projects, 8 national and international cities, 40 portuguese artists and 16 international artists !!
You can check it all here: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/collection/wool-festival?hl=pt&projectId=art-project
Our thanks to all who believe in this project, which today stands out as the big platform for the promotion and enhancement of the Portuguese Urban Art! <3
We know this is not from this new year, not even 2014, but finally we received our copy of the book TOUR PARIS 13, reporting all rooms transformed by the 105 artists and all the good moments we passed out there!
Day 05 _ presentation of the documentaries: BCN: RISE & FALL (by Aleix Gordo Hostau + Gustavo López) and MAGIC PANTÓNIO (by Jérôme Thomas).
MAGIC PANTÓNIO the documentary, directed by Jérôme Thomas, that caught the whole process of painting of which is considered the largest mural in Europe by the Portuguese artist Pantónio will be presented for the first time ever in WOOL ON RESIDENCE !!
Once more we were invited to curate all Urban Art actions at the 2th edition of FUSING Culture Experience, that took place between the 14th and 16th of August, at Figueira da Foz.
We invited Pantónio to paint a 400m2 wall, the romanians Saddo and Aitch to paint both sides of a tower, Tamara Alves to paint several doors of the city, Robert Panda to spread his Estupidos inside the enclosure, André Fernandes Trindade to paint a wall inside arts garage, Colectivo RUA to paint three containers that were the gantry of the festival and Uivo to paint some doors for Posca action.
This time, we also we invited the talented photographer Miguel Oliveira and his POINT and SHOOT, to catch all moments, from day zero to the day after Fusing.
Uivo (for POSCA experience)
More photos here.
In the past day 1st of August was launched at Tunisia the project DJERBAHOOD, which aims to become the truly and only open air museum. It counts with 150 artists all over the world, between those the Portuguese’s: Pantónio, Add Fuel, Mário Belém e Arraiano.
DJERBAHOOD is the most recent project of Itinerrance Gallery (Paris), after the success of Tour Paris 13, and pretend to take during this summer thousands of artists of thirty different nationalities, to the authentic and traditional village of Erriadh, right in the center of Djerba island transforming it into a space of multicultural expression. As Mehdi Ben Cheikh, the mentor of the project, explains, ‘a new adventure, a new movement to a country in formation’.
At the invitation of Itinerrance Gallery, as occurred at the Tour Paris 13 project, Lara Seixo Rodrigues (WOOL) took with her, between the 7th and 15th of July, some of the stand out urban artists of our country to ‘live their distinctive marc in a memorable artistic project. But above all, also take advantage of a unique and memorable experience, both the interaction between artists as the experience of a culture and daily sharing with local and traditional community, as a singular moment in history’.
Erriadh, which means in Arabic neighbourhood (pun which the project name appears), is one of the oldest towns of Tunisia, which has kept its authenticity of narrow streets and preserved its typical architecture of ‘Houch’ (homes that are constituted by a courtyard around which are distributed local rooms and other social sharing), always painted white and decorated with doors and windows blue.
Erriadh is also the first Jewish village, which houses the oldest synagogue in North Africa and the second in the world. Other peculiarities is that the Muslim and Jewish communities are everywhere and socialize, always in a peaceful environment, while remaining true to their traditions, but always welcoming foreigners with kindness, here designated only by ‘non-djerbianos’.
More photos here.