Viavai – Life and Art Experience
Since February this year, we’ve been following the activities of Italian public art project Viavai.
The team gathered until now great street artists from Italy and also from the international scene to create amazing murals in the area of Salento, Italy.
Aiming to offer a real experience to both artists and visitors, the project is based on building an emotional and strong connection with the place, with its culture and history.
Ciredz & Tellas / Photos: Matteo Bandiello
Tellas / Photos: Matteo Bandiello and Eva Ligas
Gola Hundun – “Direzione” / Photos: Matteo Bandiello
“Direzione is a mural that speaks about coexistence and sustainable path. The wall is conceived as a sacred apparition and feeds itself and described with a symmetrical and solemn taste close to religious art. At the center of the composition is the deer god, symbol of the rebirth of nature and the cycle of the seasons since the Paleolithic cultures, is described here through vegetal elements and investigated as oracle and mouthpiece of a behavior, a direction in which Human beings should walk to create a sustainable future, the way of coexistence; a renewed sense of coexistence among men themselves, with the other species that inhabit the planet, and the planet itself”.
Pastel / Photos: Matteo Bandiello
“El lamento del olivo” (first work): “The province of Salento was funded in the bronze age, a few centuries later, was invaded by barbarians coming from the sea. Always based on oil productions until the big emigrations in the 60’s, now is recovering some power economy but through the shoes industry. The painting conceptualizes the roots of a history, of an economy almost wasted in a modern society. Translated directly to human values on today, using the Gold paint as sacred paradox of what now is forgotten”.
Second work: “Continued on the local History of Racale, the wall talks the significance of human essence to live or survive in a chaotic time.”
Ozmo – “San Sebastiano”
All images via Viavai.