DON MATEO STREET ART TAKES ONE OF THE ROAD, FAR AWAY
Article du : 30 octobre 2015, Widewalls.
As a reaction to often dark news that surround our everyday life, art offers an opportunity to change our perspective and provide a different view. Don Mateo creates street art which tends to do exactly that, give out good vibes, trigger some happy emotions, positive feelings and create a bond with the community.
The street artist is coming to Le cabinet d’amateur gallery in Paris with the exhibition Far Away, where he will display his characteristic humorous and emotional portraits in a recognizable style which acts as an urban antidepressant. The artist is versatile and often works with different surfaces, including paper, canvas, wood and salvaged materials. As Mateo stated himself, the mix of techniques provides movement, life and adds vibration to his work.
Street Poetry and Good Vibes
The enthusiastic street artist worked out a motto out of a sentence he once heard from one of his art teachers – “You have to be aware of what there is in art, in the world we live in and see what’s missing” What Don Mateo finds missing in the world we live in, are some good vibes and positivity, which he aims to offer to the world through his work. And like a streak of magic powder, Don Mateo’s street poetry started spreading throughout the cities worldwide, offering a breath of fresh air in the grey streets. The prolific creator produced over 500 pieces just in the city of Lyon since his arrival in 2011. Working in the streets, Mateo gets the feeling of decorating a room with pictures and posters of the people he admires, all the while experiencing the adrenaline rush and freedom of working outdoors.
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