Urban Art Porto in Lagos
Sophia de Mello Breyner tribute by the Portuguese artist Joao Samina @j_samina at Sophia de Mello Breyner Primary School in Lagos
This artwork was done in October 2019 as a tribute to one of the most famous female Portuguese poets, Sophia de Mello Breyner , she was born in Porto in 1919 and she passed away in 2004, it’s important to mention that she was the first Portuguese to receive Premio Camoes ( Camoes Award ) , which is the maximum Portuguese language literature award .
This wall / project is a wall with 4 meters high and 8 meters long and it was an initiative of Lagos Townhall @municipiodelagos and had also the support of Laboratório de Atividades Criativas (LAC). @lac_associacao_cultural
For the execution of the faces, the stencil was used, drawing and cutting technique for the reproduction of a matrix, and rolls and plastic paint for the remaining elements and finishing. Each work takes an average of three weeks to be executed, two of which are for the preparation of the “canvas” and another for the realization of the mega paintings.
SAMINA, architect, varied artist, since his youth he was in contact with the world of arts, mainly drawing and painting. When he was 14 he started spreading stickers around the streets and discreetly started his debut in the world of street art. For several years he accompanied the growth of the movement, and was growing as a self taught artist. It ́s during this time that he discovers the art of stencil and in 2010 felt capable enough to produce bigger and more consistent work. Ever since then SAMINA’s been on a constant search for new excitements and experiences on each work he makes, putting together a language of his own, using stencil techniques with other art elements from his own roots in street art, graphic design, painting and architecture
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