Here is yet another massive new mural from Augustine Kofie. This mural was recently finished in Torino Italy as part of the Picturin Torino Art Mural Festival. Painted completely on scaffolding the Mural takes on the palette of the city and is painted in Kofie’s distinct style. It is amazing to see the scale of these new walls, and it is a great time to be a witness to the reshaping of our cities skylines. Kofie has been traveling through Europe and now made his way to South Africa were he is working on some new projects. Stay tuned.
All pictures courtesy Riccardo Lanfranco
Over 30 artists from France, Holland, Bulgaria, Spain and Italy will be coloring city landmarks – Parco Dora, Amedeo di Savoia Hospital, Hiroshima Mon Amour, schools and façades – and turning Torino into a big outdoor museum.
June 15 will be the starting date for the third edition of PICTURIN – Torino Mural Art Festival, one of the main European street art and graffiti writing events which features several notorious international and emerging local artists in action.
Amongst the leading roles of this edition: Zoer & Velvet (CSX crew – France), Erase & Arsek (Bulgaria), Graphic Surgery (Holland), Bue The Warrior and Chase (Belgium), Escif (Spain) and, amongst the Italians, 2051, Galo, Thoms, Verbo, CT, Pixel Pancho, Zork, Spek, Truly Design, ADC, KNZ, SMK e TOTS crew.
The third chapter starts from Parco Dora – the heart of the large scale Spina3 area transformation – extending further the bond between PicTurin and Torino, contributing to a Glocal renewal of the city.
The park – built on a vast area once occupied by big factories and representing one of the city’s biggest “green lungs” – is unique in its genre, thanks to the integration between natural habitats and the remnants of an industrial past. In fact, some parts of the old warehouses and factories have been excluded from the large scale demolition which has taken place in the past years. An example of preexisting structures are the large roof of the ex Vitali steelworks supported by its red steel pillars, the towers and the large basins turned into aquatic gardens.