The Montebelo studio organized another creative and collaborative afternoon on behalf of our oceans. The third Streetart Jam Session took place at the Picaba Café in the city of Porto, Portugal and was supported by the Surfrider Foundation Porto.
The name Montebelo has its origin in Porto. So we were glad to have the opportunity to organize the third The Canvas Project in this beautiful city.
With the help of Catarina Machado we could unite young artists as well as established names. Beside that we could enjoy the attendance of two artist that even came from Germany by car.
The project was received very well by the local artists which participated with open hearts and created in an incredible positive mood more than 20 artworks for the collection.
While the canvases were treated by the motivated group in front of the sea, the visitors could watch the exhibited artworks from France and Brasil and a photo exhibition of the Surfrider Foundation Porto.
Before the canvases will be shown in the upcoming events in Vienna and Berlin in 2015, there will be an exhibition in the city of Porto.
Stay tuned for the date and location!
miguel caparica, Igor Dolce, Shaun Gudmundsson, Thomas Sebourn, irena übler
Gustavo Mesk was born in Maia, Portugal in 1985. He defines himself as observant and attentive to detail in everyday life and regarding the work of other artists. This indirectly influences the outcome of his work.
"I like being a roamer, jumping from style to style, trying a bit of everything, though in recent time I prefer a more childlike style of illustration as I feel more attracted by flowing and vivid shapes."
MAISMENOS emerged in 2005 from a project that was developed in the context of academic research. The viral mechanisms of his woprk as well as the various media it materializes quickly became a reference in Portuguese circles of urban art. Presented initially as a brand against brand marks, the 'no-logo' and its utopian mission as an advertising antidote can be found as an illegal mark in numerous urban environments as it may emerge as an art installation. ± is the visual representation of the collapse of the economic systems (+ - = 0) and the social consequences thereof.
Chei Krew collective was formed in 2012 by two young boys, trained in Graphic Design and with aptitude for the visual arts in general. Their works are connecting Graffiti, Street Art, Design and Illustration. Simple and objective elements with bright colors are funny and unmistakable for those who find it in the streets of Porto.
Arrived on planet earth in south Germany. Bavaria, living in Vienna - Europe. For 18 years he works in public spaces on all kind of surfaces around the world. With roots in classical graffiti his work developed over the years through influences from graphic design and a lot of travels to an own style which can be called contemporary street if you like. La beauté est dans la rue.
Mario Fonseca aka Oker is a creative 28 year old fellow from Maia. He develops his artistic passion in various areas such as illustration, graffiti and graphic design. His creative journey began in 1999 through the world of urban art, where he explored his own style and became unmistakable. Macabre beings, toxic monsters and detailed work is what most characterizes his work. He created a link between graphic design and communication with manual roots. These elements arouse the interest and curiosity of the people to enter the world of Okerland.
Tiago Vaz aka UZO was started to draw as a kid and discovered graffiti in the early 00 years. While studying communication design he used his illustrations to his luck with the girls. Thereby entertained and motivated he began to work in some projects in his own studio. In 2012 he moved to Germany where he currently resides. working in Frankfurt as art director at a Amercian advertising company. In a contagious mood he tells: “I am currentely learning to play an instrument, one day I will make sport and I believe that we are not alone in the universe“.
Third was born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal in 1979. His work goes beyond the limits, rooted in the concept of urban art. Interested in the hip-hop culture since the early 90s, he was part of the B-Boy crew Gaiolin City Breakers, writing the letters GCB. He dedicated himself entirely to art in 1996, training to achieve excellence. He studied design, textile design, digital graphic production techniques and game design. His inspiration comes from the daily life and his style features a three-dimensional nature of realism, represented by the figure of human beings.
When Innsbruck-born Patrick had to realize he wouldn't make it in professional skiing at the age of four, he decided to emphasize on illustration and graphic design. At least he managed to design some freeride skis and is now focussing on hand made illustrations and scripts for cultural and art events, music festivals and magazines, mainly in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. He has a passion for and likes to draw (italian) food, beer, moustaches and all kinds of people.
Catarina Machado was born in 1975 in Porto where she studied architecture, languages for contemporary art, philosophy and art. The sea is her biggest source of inspiration, her artistic language brings us to the idea of lines generated by the rhythmic swell of the sea. The ellipses are constant in her work since 2000. Currently she is the curator of the recent DOMA Project in the Douro Marina in VN Gaia.
SEM became involved in graffiti in 2004. Between bombings, murals and workshops, he felt the need to explore other medias. Stencil, sticker and paste up are now his form of expression. He was part of Distopia collective being involved in a series of interventions at Porto´s creative area Lionesa.