Pichi&Avo brings greek gods from Valencia to No Limit Borås

April 13, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

From Valencia- Spain, Pichi&Avo are one, fleeing from the self-centeredness of graffiti, united to create a single piece of work, two similar visions of the world are the result of their work, which is constantly evolving and taking them all around the world, like UK, Norway, Greece, Portugal, EEUU… Stroke, signatures, collage… explosions of colors that invade the subconscious, precipitated by the personal rant of their artistic ideology and an aesthetic widely argued in the texts of Walter Benjamin.

– Pichi&Avo´s got a mixed style that they are unique with and really masters to perfection. The symbiosis of traditional greek imaging art combined with graffiti lettering, smashed with explosions of colours creates pieces that leaves no one untouched. During No Limit I wish I could be a little cherub in their mural watching the spectators astonished glances, says curator Shai Dahan with a smile.

– I don´t remember my first words when Shai showed me the pieces of Pichi&Avo as a suggestion for the 2015 festival. But! I do remember the next thing, picture googleing like crazy. They´ve done everything from canvases, traditional murals to stacked containers. After seeing their earlier work I think many look forward to see what they could accomplish in Borås, says project manager Stina Hallhagen.

Pichi&Avo recite a conceptually urban poetry, born from the artistic formalism of the street, using any artistic inventiveness that can be applied, transferring fragments of a wall to the canvas and vice versa in a personal version, viewers can expect a heady concoction of ancient and modern that remixes classics from art’s illustrious history and rewrites the rulebook in the process.

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.

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

More information about Pichi&Avo:
pichiavo.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/PichiAvo/174815742575667
twitter.com/pichiavo
instagram.com/pichiavo
youtube.com/user/pichiavograffiti
flickr.com/pichiavo

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com

– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-15 36 59
– Shai Dahan, curator, 072-174 85 85

The metallic, monochromatic work of DALeast will decorate No Limit Borås

April 7, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Hailing from Wuhan, central China’s most populous city, Daleast depicts the tense relationship between contrasting worlds – the natural and artificial, the organic and the synthetic. His aesthetic strives to bring these seemingly irreconcilable binaries into coalescence. Although his trademark style – his metallic, monochromatic, sculptural figures – can now be experienced all over the world, his practice remains strongly influenced by Eastern philosophy, by the spirit and energy imbued in the natural world.

– DALeast´s got a very characteristic style building his pieces of a kind of wire frame, often monochromatic or with very few colours. His art often has strong connections to the surroundings of the wall and usually portrays something from the animal kingdom. Though his fastidious use of colours the pieces he creates are very detailed, beautiful and fascinating to the spectator, says curator Shai Dahan with a smile.

– The pieces of DALeast has a very spectacular manner that I think will attract many spectators. It´s like separate lines building up an enormous depth with a kind of three dimensional sense, that you just want to touch like as if you could feel the pieces and reach through the wall with your hand, says project manager Stina Hallhagen.

Active in the burgeoning Chinese graffiti scene since 2004, Daleast was a founding member of the Wuhan-based artist project group Chirp, one of the earliest groups in China to merge public art and graffiti. He studied sculpture at the Institute of Fine Arts in his hometown, but quit the year before completing his degree after disagreeing with the school’s teaching methods. Moving to Beijing in 2009, Daleast began to focus more on what he sees as a public art rather than strictly graffiti practice, starting at this point to also produce fine art work for a more gallery based context. DALeast currently lives and work in Cape Town, South Africa.

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.

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

More information about DALeast:
daleast.com
facebook.com/dal.east
instagram.com/daleast
twitter.com/daleast

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com

– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-15 36 59
– Shai Dahan, curator, 072-174 85 85

Small figurine pieces of Joe Iurato will decorate No Limit Borås

April 5, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Joe uses layers of hand cut paper and spray paint to create texture and form – a modern adaptation of an old-fashioned printing process. His art is nothing more than the exploration and documentation of personal experiences. These are his stories and how he choose to tell them. The site-specific placements of the pieces often utilize the urban environment to complete their narratives.

– Joe´s got an amazing way of integrating his art with it´s surroundings. Though it´s made with spray paint the pieces are thoroughly detailed and the shading is absolutely perfect. I think that Joe´s pieces will be loved by many and something that the visitors going to spend time to search for. I´m really looking forward to see some epic spots in Borås decorated with Joe´s work, says curator Shai Dahan.

– The small “sculptures” of Iurato really appeals to me. There´s a significant touch of realism, like if they suddenly could come to life and start to interact with the wall, a stair or a fence. Like the pieces of Cordal last year, I think Joe´s figurines will the favorite objects to many, says project manager Stina Hallhagen.

In addition to his public and gallery works, he also work commercially. Past clients include: Adidas, ESPN, Nike, the NBA, NBC’s Sunday Night Football, Sprite, The New York Racing Association, Mike Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions, and Space Ibiza/NYC. Joe lives in New Jersey.

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.

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

More information about Joe Iurato:
joeiurato.com
facebook.com/joe.iurato.7
instagram.com/joeiurato
twitter.com/joeiurato
flickr.com/joeiurato

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com

–  Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-15 36 59
–  Shai Dahan, curator, 072-174 85 85

Dulk brings fairytales to No Limit Street Art Borås

March 21, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Dulk (Antonio Segura Donat) is a hungry and insatiable all terrain illustrator. Urban art, illustration and graphic design are his fields, his twisted imagination does the rest. He has shown his work all over the world in walls as same as exhibitions. His style is an explosive combination of influences like the surrealism or the obsessive detail brushwork of Flemish painting, all mixed with a bizarre, burlesque and affectionate touch that makes it compact, direct and very honest.

– Dulk is a really strong name in our line up for 2015, one of his pieces from 2014 ended up on the international art magazine Juxtapoz list of the 20 best street art paintings in the world for that year. Dulk really masters almost any kind of art, from traditional drawing to street art murals and sculpturing. I´m sure his piece in Borås will be loved and enjoyed by many, says curator Shai Dahan.

– I think every visitor to No Limit will love Dulks work, perhaps especially the younger ones as the motifs of Dulk often contains figures from the world of fairytales. The murals I´ve seen from Dulk is totally awesome, detailed and beautiful. It will be a true pleasure to see what he creates in Borås, says project manager Stina Hallhagen.

Antonio enjoys creating compositions with lot of characters and stories based on his own dreams and everyday events, mixing fact and fiction. Nowadays Antonio is living in Valencia, his hometown, where he works day by day as freelance illustrator. His artwork is focused in children illustration, art development for animation, advertisment or street art. He works his own style in each media. “The most important is the style, feel yourself and enjoy with it”.

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.

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

More information about Dulk:
http://www.dulk.es
http://facebook.com/dulk83
http://www.instagram.com/dulk1

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com

– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-15 36 59
– Shai Dahan, curator, 072-174 85 85

Chilean muralist Inti to No Limit Street Art Borås

March 18, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Muralist devoted to street art, specifically to graffiti, since age 15. In parallel he studied at the Fine Arts School of Viña del Mar. Despite criticism from detractors of artistic expression in public spaces, his works won a space on the streets and buildings of Valparaiso, first, and then in cities all over the world. Based in Paris right now, he has established himself as a benchmark of street art, muralism and international graffiti, being constantly invited to festivals and exhibits related to avant-garde art in South America, Europe and the United States.

Inti was born in Valparaiso, Chile 1982. Inti´s work is mainly inspired by pre-Columbian and Andean cultures, rescuing and redefining iconography and symbols that are both ancient and contemporary. Currently, we can find his mega murals in countries as diverse as Lebanon, Norway, Bolivia, Poland, Puerto Rico, France, Canada and others. The list keeps on growing with his frequent travels.

– Inti was one of my first choices back in 2013 when we started to look for artists for No Limit 2014. Unfortunately he couldn´t make it to Sweden by then so I´m really happy that he accepted our invitation this time. Inti´s work is really iconic and his large murals are both mystic and beautiful, says curator Shai Dahan.

– I´m really looking forward to see Inti´s work in Borås. His colossal murals got a special kind of mystic energy and bright colours reminding of the latin culture. The only thing I could wish for is higher buildings in Borås, says project manager Stina Hallhagen.

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.

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

More information about Inti:
https://www.facebook.com/INTI.INTI.INTI
http://instagram.com/inti_cl

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com

– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-15 36 59
– Shai Dahan, curator, 072-174 85 85

​Canadian Laurence Vallières adds a new dimension to No Limit Street Art Borås

March 10, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Born in Québec city in 1986 this young artist was discovered by the creation of large-scale sculptures in cardboard. She studied at Concordia University in visual arts before doing an exchange program in Los Angeles to further her knowledge in ceramics. It’s only after graduation and doing an artist residency in Russia that she appropriated the street art influence in her work. By using cardboard, material that she finds in abundance in the street she can create large work on the spot in every part of the world she goes.

It’s in 2012 that her carrier started after she organized a show called Transmute for the Montreal’s winter Festival. This first step in the big league lead her to her first solo show at galerie d’art Yves Laroche in Montreal and to participate to multiple festivals in the city. In the past year, Vallières has spent much time outside of Canada, showing notably in The United States, France and Germany. Now Laurence attending No Limit Street Art Borås, Sweden.

– Laurence has amazed me all the way since I first came across her work. The fact that she reuses cardboard found on the streets or in waste bins is really cool. Her work has many dimensions to me and the way she combines a deeper meaning with the epic artwork and the funny look of her pieces impresses me a lot. I´m glad to bring another way of interpreting street art in a more sculptural form and I´m really happy to have Laurence coming to No Limit Street Art, says curator Shai Dahan.

– I think that Laurence really will add a new dimension to No Limit. She doesn´t see her self as a street artis, but her pieces are made of material solely from the streets. To me she fits our line up for 2015 very well and her work is amazing, says project manager Stina Hallhagen.

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.

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

More information about Laurence:
http://www.laurencevallieres.com/
https://www.facebook.com/lauvallierescardboard
https://instagram.com/laurenceval/
https://twitter.com/LauVallieres

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com

– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-15 36 59
– Shai Dahan, curator, 072-174 85 85

Mexican artist Curiot adds sparkling colours to No Limit Street Art Borås

March 5, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Mexican artist Curiot creates vibrant mythical beasts blending human and animal forms, which allude to Mexican handcrafts and folk art. The works are highly detailed, rich in colour, symbolic and mystic. Inspired from Pre-Hispanic cultures, nature and urban contemporaneity, Curiot explores the relationship between man and nature.

Curiot currently working and living in one of the largest cities of the world, Mexico City. His work has been seen on walls and exhibitions all around the world.

– Curiot has been on my personal wish list since I first met him and saw him paint in Germany a few years ago. So what can I say? I´m really happy to be able to present this artist to our visitors for 2015. The colours and ancient patterns in Curiots murals are really beautiful. It´s really no wonder a lot of admirers over the world call him “El Curiot” – he´s an insanely talented master of spray cans, says curator Shai Dahan.

– When I first saw Curiots work I instantly got the feeling that we must have him in our line up. His way of interpreting the relationship between man and nature in a real explosion of colours is really amazing. I´m so excited to see what he will create for us in Borås, says project manager Stina Hallhagen.

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.

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

More information about Curiot:
https://www.facebook.com/El.Curiot
https://instagram.com/curiotli

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com

– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-15 36 59

– Shai Dahan, curator, 072-174 85 85

Polish muralist Robert Proch attending No Limit Street Art Borås 2015

March 4, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Polish muralist, painter and animator, Robert Proch is the second artist in our presentation of the line up for No Limit Street Art Borås 2015. Robert, born 1986 in Bydgoszcz Poland, currently lives and works in Poznan, Poland.

– I´m so happy to have Robert in our line up, he´s got a sense for details you seldom see in large scale murals. The way of building a motif, often in a very abstract way, with quite faded colours is a rare technique mastered by few. I really love his work, it´s really interesting and the more you look at the pieces, the more inspiring details you find, says curator Shai Dahan.

– Robert has a manner of describing his work as portraying pretty boring everyday subjects, I disagree. I think he makes very inspiring mural art that really gets to me and makes me think. The colours of his pieces is calm and beautiful and will put a lovely touch to any wall in Borås, says project manager Stina Hallhagen.

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.

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

More information about Robert:
http://proch.madkittens.pl
https://www.facebook.com/prochrobert
http://instagram.com/robertproch

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com

– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-15 36 59
– Shai Dahan, curator, 072-174 85 85

Stort PR-värde och idel nöjda besökare när No Limit sammanfattas

November 20, 2014By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Att No Limit Street Art Borås blivit ett succé och har förstärkt Borås som kulturstad är det nog inget tvivel om. Nu kan vi presentera ytterligare siffror som visar på positiva effekter kring evenemanget.

När No Limit nu sammanfattas finns två mätningar som underlag, dels en Turistekonomisk mätning genomförd av Resurs, dels en mätning av mediegenomslaget från Retriever. Nedan presenteras några kortfakta, mer siffror finns att tillgå i rapporterna som bifogas pressmeddelandet.

– Den totala spridningen av No Limit samt glädjen och stoltheten bland boråsarna tror jag aldrig vi kan mäta eller överblicka fullt ut, men de båda nya mätningarna visar på idel positiva besökare och siffror, vilket känns väldigt bra. Det postas fortfarande bloggar, facebookinlägg och nya instagrambilder nästan dagligen så i den sfären är No Limit långt ifrån över, säger projektledare Stina Hallhagen.

  • 5-7 september besöktes No Limit av 12.300 personer, varav 23% var turister
  • Besökarna övernattade i snitt 3,5 nätter
  • De turistekonomiska effekterna uppgick till 1,4 miljoner kronor
  • För 99% uppfyllde No Limit förväntningarna (5,8 på en 6-gradig skala)
  • 218 redaktionella inslag med en räckvidd på 12.340.000
  • Uppskattat annonsvärde för redaktionella inslag; 6.493.585 kr

– Man bär med sig många positiva minnen från No Limit. Vädret, alla människor på stan med blicken mot husfasader och leenden på läpparna samt atmosfären kommer för alltid ha en särskild plats i mitt minne. Att vi fick exponering i Huffington Post (med en presumtiv läsarskara på 86 miljoner människor) är stort. Det tillsammans med att vi nu, på en direkt förfrågan från Google, kommer med i deras satsning ”Google Cultural Institute” bland samlingar av världsarv, historiska ögonblick och internationellt erkända museer, är verkligen delar som ytterligare stärker stoltheten kring No Limit, fortsätter Stina Hallhagen.

Mer information
Stina Hallhagen, projektledare BoråsBorås TME AB, 0734-15 36 59

No Limit Street Art Borås – fler guidade visningar

September 16, 2014By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Intresset för No Limit har varit mycket stort och av den anledningen fortsätter de guidade visningarna fram till slutet av oktober.

OBS! Information från 2014! Fram till och med oktober månads slut, erbjuds två guidade visningar varje lördag med start från Textile Fashion Center, kl. 11 och kl. 15. Guidningarna hålls på svenska, är kostnadsfria och kräver ingen föranmälan.

– Vi är helt överväldigade över intresset och det genomslag som No Limit fått. De guidade visningarna som genomfördes under tre dagar lockade massor av människor och att nu kunna erbjuda fler människor möjligheten att få en fördjupad inblick i verken känns väldigt bra, meddelar projektledare Stina Hallhagen.

Verken kommer också att förses med fasadskyltar som anger konstnärens namn samt karthänvisning och länk till webbplatsen nolimitboras.com

En ny, förbättrad och uppdaterad karta, som inkluderar Isaac Cordals små skulpturer samt verken av de konstnärer som kompletterade No Limit, kommer att finnas tillgänglig i receptionen på Textile Fashion Center samt på Borås Turistbyrå och går redan idag att ladda ner och skriva ut från nolimitboras.com

No Limit Street Art har fått ett stort genomslag även internationellt och flera av världens ledande webbplatser, bloggar och magasin som skriver om graffiti och street art har lyft No Limit, publicerat bilder och artiklar.

– Spridningseffekten av No Limit och konstnärernas verk i sociala medier är numera helt ogreppbar. Till en början försökte vi mäta och samla all spridning, men nu kan vi bara glatt konstatera att bilder på verken i Borås fått hundratusentals likes och tiotusentals delningar, bara på facebook, fortsätter Stina Hallhagen.

Bokningar av guidade visningar för större grupper (även på andra språk) kan göras mot en avgift genom Borås Turistbyrå, 033-35 70 90, tourist@boras.com

Mer information:
Helena Alcenius, VD BoråsBorås AB, 070-541 54 44