Typography becomes art in the hands of Gemma O´Brien

May 9, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Gemma O’Brien is an Australian artist specialising in lettering, illustration and typography. After completing a Bachelor of Design at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Gemma worked as an art director at Animal Logic and Fuel VFX before deciding to fly solo as a commercial illustrator in 2012.

Her typographic work takes on a variety of forms, from calligraphic brushwork, illustration and digital type, to large scale hand-painted murals. She splits her time between advertising commissions, gallery shows, speaking engagements, and hosting hand-lettering workshops around the world.

– Typography itself really is an artform. Gemma takes it one step further with her large scale murals that appeals strongly to me as a big typography geek. Her art is a refined hybrid of typography, advertising and traditional sign painting. With my past in the ad agency business I really appreciate the beauty and the craftsmanship in Gemmas work, says Shai Dahan, curator of No Limit Street Art.

– Gemma ads a totally new genre to No Limit and yet another country of origin. As Borås has a long tradition in the ad agency business from the times when the mail order flourished to modern digital e-business, I think Gemmas art suits the city really well. We probably have a lot of typography aficionados and I think her beautiful lettering will be loved by many, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning the public space into an outdoor gallery. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival have become a biennial event. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-10th of September 2017.

Artists line up will be revealed continuously from now on – stay tuned for further artists and more information.

More information about Gemma O´Brien
gemmaobrien.com
facebook.com/mrseaves
instagram.com/mrseaves101
twitter.com/mrseaves

More information about No Limit:
Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-32 75 05
Shai Dahan, curator

Photorealistic murals by Lonac to No Limit Street Art

May 2, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Lonac is a Croatian artist that earned recognition with his masterful spray paint technique and photo realistic murals. As a schooled painter, he is strongly influenced by classic art, which is noticeable in his work. From creating a reference photograph, prepping the wall, to adding the finest final details, he approaches every piece with absolute dedication and devotion.

Meticulous in execution and very harmonious in their composition, his murals are almost exclusively done with spray paint. Often based on his personal memories or observations, they are influenced by skateboarding culture, comics, graffiti, movies, music, as well as social issues. Along with dominating realist imagery, his works often features surrealist, often recurring elements.

– Lonac really masters spray paint, it´s amazing to see the shadings and the details in his pieces. I admire his photorealistic style which can make it hard to distinguish it from reality, but I can also find his smaller, more humorous pieces, interacting with the surroundings really interesting, says Shai Dahan, curator of No Limit Street Art.

– I love the way he treats a wall. It´s like the wall and the painting create some kind of symbiosis that is very appealing. With Lonac we get representation from yet a new country in our line up and I look forward to see what he can achieve in Borås during No Limit, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning the public space into an outdoor gallery. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival have become a biennial event. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-10th of September 2017.

Artists line up will be revealed continuously from now on – stay tuned for further artists and more information.

More information about Lonac
facebook.com/LONACart
lonac.blogspot.com
instagram.com/lonacpot

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com
– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-32 75 05
– Shai Dahan, curator

Colorful yarn explosions by HOTTEA to No Limit Street Art

April 25, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Artist HOTTEA began his work with typography on fences turning an ordinary everyday object into something designers and artists use everyday – the grid. The foundation behind the work of HOTTEA is to use the existing infrastructure and create an artwork or idea that is in harmony within the given space.

In addition to adapting to the physical qualities of a space or surface- the artist plays close attention to the movement and life in and around the space. For example – do people stop and socialize within a given area or is it common to continue moving? What other physical objects are around the area? Is there a river perhaps or maybe a busy street? All of these factors come into play when HOTTEA designs and activates a space or surface.

– HOTTEA brings both new dimensions and new materials to the festival. The pieces are really a sparkling inferno of colors and I love how he moves between static symmetric installations and the ones that hang down, allowed to be formed by the wind. There´s a lot of joy but at the same time a deep form of tranquility in his pieces that will be enjoyed by many, says Shai Dahan, curator of No Limit Street Art.

– I´m happy that we´re able to include more techniques and diversity to No Limit. The installations of HOTTEA is amazing and what could be more suitable in the textile city of Borås, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning the public space into an outdoor gallery. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival have become a biennial event. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-10th of September 2017.

Artists line up will be revealed continuously from now on – stay tuned for further artists and more information.

More information about HOTTEA
instagram.com/hotxtea

More information about No Limit:
Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-32 75 05
Shai Dahan, curator

No Limit Street Art receives “Remarkable Festival”-label

April 21, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

No Limit has been selected to receive the EFFE “Remarkable Festival” Label. An international jury approved the label and after that the festival has gone through a successful evaluation by EFFE Hub experts on national level.

EFFE, which stands for Europe for Festivals – Festivals for Europe gives the label ”Remarkable Festival” to festivals fulfilling the following criteria artistic commitment, community involvement and a festival’s international and global outlook.

No Limit Street Art Borås will officially receive the label at the EFFE MeetUp in Wiesbaden on May 4th. The feedback from the International jury and hub experts as follows; ”Street-art festival with international participation gradually turning the city of Borås into an outdoor exhibition. High artistic quality and good community involvement.”

– We´re both happy and proud to receive the EFFE label. It feels like yet another confirmation that we´re doing the right things. The label it self means a lot of course, but it´s also an important network for exchange of experience with other festivals as well as a good channel for marketing of Borås and No Limit, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning the public space into an outdoor gallery. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival have become a biennial event. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-10th of September 2017.

More information about EFFE
effe.eu

More information about No Limit:
– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-32 75 05
– Shai Dahan, curator

The illusionistic art by Cinta Vidal to No Limit Street Art

April 18, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Cinta Vidal Agulló is a Spanish born artist who have studied at the Escola Massana in Barcelona. At the age of 16 she started working as an apprentice in Taller de Escenografia Castells Planas in St. Agnès de Malanyanes where she learnt from Josep and Jordi Castells to love scenography and the backdrop trade.

Cinta is deeply in to experimenting when it comes to illustration. She has worked as a freelancer for various clients but has gradually been heading to the world of painting and her own work.

– Cintas paintings are really masterpieces in details. It´s like Penrose stairs gone mad and the illusion get´s more obtrusive the more you trying to sort it out. Her art in Borås is going to appeal to people of all ages, that´s for sure, says Shai Dahan, curator of No Limit Street Art.

– Her art is amazing, precise and illusionistic at the same time. The environments and small houses are like a three-dimensional Rubiks cube, you wan´t to grab it from the wall or the canvas to be able to turn and tweak it around. I really look forward to see her piece in Borås, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning the public space into an outdoor gallery. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival have become a biennial event. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-10th of September 2017.

Artists line up will be revealed continuously from now on – stay tuned for further artists and more information.

More information about Cinta Vidal
cintavidal.com
facebook.com/cintapintavidal
instagram.com/cinta_vidal
twitter.com/cintavidal

– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-32 75 05
– Shai Dahan, curator

TelmoMiel brings bright, happy, figurative art to No Limit Street Art

April 11, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

TelmoMiel is an artist duo from the Netherlands consisting of Telmo Pieper och Miel Krutzmann. Since they first met at the art academy in 2006, they´ve worked seemlessly together developing their love for art with realistic style.

Interpretation is an ongoing study in their process and final results. Their more recent body of work contains playfulness in abstraction of reality, attempting to make the viewer have a different perspective on the subjetcs used.

– TelmoMiel is really a dynamic duo, it may sound like a cliché, but it´s really amazing to see how their different layers interact with one another to form one piece. They are highly talented artists in general and their large scale murals are really mind blowing. Really happy to have them here for No Limit 2017, says Shai Dahan, curator of No Limit Street Art.

– I´m glad to have TelmoMiel for several reasons. First of all because of their beautiful and colorful art of course. I love how they master the shadings and how they are able to switch between realism and surrealism in different parts of their pieces, still keeping it together as a whole. Besides that we´ve technically never had Dutch artists in before (as the London Police, living in Amsterdam, are born in the UK) and a wide cultural background of artists adds a width to the festival, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning the public space into an outdoor gallery. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival have become a biennial event. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-10th of September 2017.

Artists line up will be revealed continuously from now on – stay tuned for further artists and more information.

More information about TelmoMiel
telmomiel.com
telmomiel.tumblr.com
facebook.com/TelmoMiel
instagram.com/telmomiel

More information about No Limit:
Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-32 75 05
Shai Dahan, curator

Traditional lace turns to art through NeSpoon during No Limit Street Art

April 4, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

NeSpoon create works somewhere between street art, pottery, painting, sculptures and jewelry. She would like to make positive art and to deal with positive emotions.

Most of her work consists of prints of traditional laces, made in clay or painted on the walls. She gets the inspiration from hand made laces, made by the folk artists, which containes an aesthetic code, deeply embedded in every culture. Symmetry, some kind of order and harmony is part of every lace and according to NeSpoon that´s what we all seek for, instinctively.

– NeSpoons art challenges my brain, and i really do understand the sense of inner peace she says that the making of this pieces bestows her. The patterns got a depth and three dimensional feeling fooling your brain to believe it´s a gigantic table cloth that you´ll be able to pick off the wall. She´s a multi-faceted artist mastering so many art techniques making me envious of her amplitude, says Shai Dahan, curator of No Limit Street Art.

– At first sight of NeSpoons art I knew instinctively that I wanted her in the line up of No Limit 2017. The veracity and details in her pieces are really amazing. Although it´s almost always made out of black and white, which can be quite hard the artwork feels warm and breathes tranquility, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning the public space into an outdoor gallery. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival have become a biennial event. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-10th of September 2017.

Artists line up will be revealed continously from now on – stay tuned for further artists and more information.

More information about NeSpoon
behance.net/nespoon
facebook.com/nespoon.polska
instagram.com/nes.poon

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com
– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-32 75 05
– Shai Dahan, curator

Big trash animals by Bordalo II part of No Limit Street Art

March 28, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Artur Bordalo was born in 1987 in Lissabon and the interest of art was inspired by watching his grandfather, the painter Real Bordalo, working with his water colors. Gradually the art developed to a channeling of the artists worries and ecological conscience. Artur says acknowledgement is important but the main role for his art is a sort of activism to call attention to and raise awareness to the fact that humanity, with its disposable habits, is destroying the world.

Bordalo´s works are built with end-of-life materials such as damaged bumpers, burnt garbage cans, tires usually found in wastelands, abandoned factories or obtained from companies going through a recycling process.

– I´m really happy that were able to get Bordalo to Borås and No Limit. He creates really interesting pieces of art and his art sends a very important message about how we treat the world that we all share. Bordalo has attracted great attention to his artwork and I´m looking forward to see what he can create in Borås, says Shai Dahan, curator of No Limit Street Art.

– Bordalo adds a new dimension to street art for me. Working with materials and things that normally got no value, he turns it in to beautiful and very memorable art that can be of great importance for the future. I think the piece of Bardolo in Borås will be admired and enjoyed by both young and old, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning the public space into an outdoor gallery. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival have become a biennial event. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-10th of September 2017.

Artists line up will be revealed continously from now on – stay tuned for further artists and more information.

More information about Bordalo II
bordaloii.com
facebook.com/bordaloii
instagram.com/b0rdalo_ii

More information about No Limit:
– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-32 75 05
– Shai Dahan, curator

No Limit Street Art Borås 3rd edition

January 20, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

In 2014 and 2015 No Limit Street Art attracted great attention globally with international media representation. Now it´s time again and 3rd to 10th of September 2017 the city of Borås will once again get new pieces of art in the public space.

Extended dates
Earlier the festival has been held for four days, Thursday to Sunday. This year it will be doubled, eight days, Sunday to Sunday. The artists are arriving from all over the world and more days offer greater flexibility.

– With more days we want to extend the festival and the experience. Somehow there will be a soft start and this way the artists can start their creative process different days without any of our visitors missing anything. From earlier years we´ve learnt that many of our visitors are here to follow the complete process, from a blank wall to a finished piece of art. The festival will escalate during the week, with more and more events connected to street art, and the last days there will be full action everywhere, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager No Limit Street Art.

Once again Shai Dahan will curate the festival
Street artist Shai Dahan moved to Borås 2010. In 2012 his solo exhibition at Borås Musuem of Modern Art along with his participation i Borås International Sculpture Biennial where he painted one of Borås first murals. Shai also contributed in the project United Buddy Bears – the minis during the christmas period the same year. No Limit is originally an initiative by Shai who also have curated the festivals since the beginning. So will be the case even this year.

– I´m really happy to be able to do this again. No Limit is like my third baby and the street art culture and the city of Borås has kind of grown together in recent years. It still amazes me to see pictures from the murals and well known places in Borås represented in street art and contemporary art magazines from around the globe. Everytime I do get a smile in my face and think we really changed something about the city, fundamentally, says Shai.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning public spaces into an outdoor exhibition. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014. 2015 we did it again, once again we´re looking forward to welcome you to Borås, Sweden 3rd-10th of September 2017.

More information about No Limit:
– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-32 75 05
– Shai Dahan, curator

nolimitboras.com

 

Here´s the map to the experience – No Limit Street Art

August 31, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

All walls and spots are now ready and paired with it´s artist. Borås once again transforms into a gigant outdoor gallery. Our map shows the walls, the spots and gives you information about all things happening during the festival.

– It feels really good to be able to release the map now. Though I´m involved in most things happening I´m totally amazed when I see all walls/spots that will be covered with beautiful street art. Last year we handed out about 7.000 maps during the festival, this year I think it´ll be more. Although many choose to go on a free guided tour the map has a central role for people to relive the paintings on their own, says project manager Stina Hallhagen.

The printed map is avaliable (from Tuesday 1st of September) at the Tourist office, Textile Fashion Center and information signs besides every spot/wall where the artists working.

– It has been a lot of speculations about which walls and spots that´ll be used for this years festival, and of course which artist who will be represented on the walls. All the guessing had been real fun and we´ve choosed to release one wall every other day and pair it with an artist the day after. It builds expectation and creates excitement. Best way to follow everything that happens during the festival is checking nolimitboras.com and all our social media channels on a regular basis, says Anders Kihl, digital media manager, No Limit.

Maps (both maps contains walls/spots for 2014 and 2015)
– Digital map (updated continously)
– Map for download (PDF-file)

Preliminary start dates for our artists
(could be subject to change – check our facebookpage for further notice)

 

  • 23rd of August, Laurence Vallières (already started)
  • 30th of August, DALeast, (already started)
  • 31st of August, David Zinn (already started)
  • 1st of September, Inti, Curiot, Dulk, Logan Hicks
  • 2nd of September, Pichi&Avo, Robert Proch, Joe Iurato
  • 3rd of September, Tristan Eaton

No Limit 2015 will offer everything from large scale murals, small wooden figurines and stencil art to chalk paint. The festival of 2014 got a lot of media coverage both in national and international online and printed media. No Limit Street Art Borås is now also part of Google Cultural Institute.

 

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning public spaces into an outdoor exhibition. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014. 2015 we´re doing it again. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-6th of September 2015.

No Limit Street art is arranged as a cooperation between BoråsBorås TME AB and the culture department, the municipality of Borås. The festival is partly funded by Västra Götalandsregionen.

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com
facebook.com/nolimitboras
twitter.com/nolimitboras
instagram.com/nolimitboras

Stina Hallhagen, project manager, +46 734-15 36 59
Shai Dahan, curator, +46 72-174 85 85

Press images for editorial use (CC-BY Anders Kihl, No Limit Borås) will be published constantly from now on. If not on spot and have special requests for press material, please contact Anders Kihl, +46 734-15 32 04