Ozmo & Moneyless Paint for Wall in Art (3rd Edition)
Urban Art comes back into the heart of the rural villages of Camonica Valley. The international renowned artists MONEYLESS, OZMO and the Camunian collective ART OF SOOL, ideally picking up the baton of the local ancient masters, installed their contemporary murals on the walls of a unique territory which holds a heritage of more than 250 thousand prehistorical graffiti, realised from the eighth millennium before Christ.
MONEYLESS realised his mural on the wall, of about 63 metres, that brings to the downtown of Braone. The piece “Braone 01” combines the simplicity of the abstract shapes with the vivid colours and the natural strong contrasts of the landscape that surround it. By this mentioning and re-enacting, the work evokes the bond with the territory and, through its style, it burst into it. The aim of the artist is to trigger a visual conflict between its work and the context, is to create tension for stimulating the perception and the imagination of those who watch his painting. He tries to make the audience curious and free about any possible vision and interpretation
Inspired by the context of Niardo and by the spot, consisting of a sequence of six walls side by side, the mural “Evoolution”, made by the artists of ART OF SOOL , tells the writing evolution from the prehistoric graffiti to the mysterious futuristic signs. The prehistoric man of Camonica Valley and the stone, the Celtic one with chisel and hammer, the amanuensis with a feather and ink, the painter with brush – the image quotes Dali, Pollock and Haring – and the contemporary writer with the spray paint. To conclude and reopen the sequence, there is the artist of the future that, as an alien with a space-age tool, shoots the entire range of colours of the previous walls. The mural ‘Evoolution’ is a tribute to their territory, the Camonica Valley, which has always been a fruitful land for artistic languages.
OZMO, artist and artistic director of the festival, realized his mural intervention on the impressive wall in the heart of Vione. “Pietra forata, Dos delle Barbine, Accademia del Cattabriga” is inspired by the history of the village and by the local legends related to the rural cults that were qualified by Christianity as superstitions or witchcraft expressions. The firsts two groups of figures represent the ritual that was practised at a drilled stone to invoke the rain and the circular dance of the vestals of Bergimo, the Celtic god of the uplands. The third group has been inspired by Nicolas Poussin’s “Et in Arcadia Ego” and it refers to the prestigious Academy of Vione in which, from the 1572 for about 200 years, the Latin grammar was taught to the shepherds’ sons for free. The synthesized figures are wrapped and revitalized by the brilliant green, typical of the mountain vegetation, which is reinterpreted by the artist as digital brushstrokes
The third edition of WALL IN ART will end in the 2018 on the wall of the ex-former municipal school of Cevo with the mural intervention of ERON, one of the most appreciated artist in the scene of the international urban art and contemporary painting.
Ozmo & Moneyless
PHOTOS: Davide Bassanesi