Paulo Arraiano / Street Art and more
Astazi imi face placere sa va prezint un artist pe care l-am cunoscut acum ceva timp si care m-a impresionat cu stilul lui coerent si deosebit de alti artisti din zona graffitti. Paulo Arraiano este nascut in 1977 in Lisabona si locuieste in Cascais, la cativa pasi de vechea mea locuinta, am avut ocazia sa il intalnesc la o petrecere unde fusese invitat sa decoreze un spatiu neconventional. Un tip foarte discret si usor introvertit, Paulo a expus de-a lungul timpului in numeroase locatii, incepand cu Lisabona, apoi New York, Londra, Los Angeles, Miami, Amsterdam, Tokio, s.a.
Se remarca prin stilul fluid si organic, cromatica neasteptata si imbinari inedite. Atat ca graffer cat si ca art director si illustrator a avut ocazia sa lucreze pentru numerosi si importanti clienti dintre care cred ca nu ar fi rau sa amintesc: Musicbox, Optimus, Pampero, PellePelle, Pictoplasma, Redbull, Roxy, Show&Prove Clothing, Station Urban Wear, Superbock, Universal Music, Volkswagen.
In incheiere, iata cateva cuvinte despre Paulo, scrise de Miguel Moore:
“In the organic flow of lines, characters, shapes, colours and compositions that form Paulo Arraiano’s visual universe, there lies a duality that merges the natural and the artificial, nature and urbanity, emergence and creation. In the intersection between these two seemingly opposite and excluding worlds, he has managed to set a new-found balance that emerges from the primitive energy that flows between one and the other and is at the root of the visual language he has created and so intensely expresses. In this universe, the all-encompassing nom de guerre of Yup is an exclamation of positivity, an exhortation to life at its fullest, to the primeval motion which is channelled forward by means of those same lines, those same meridians that express the subject of drawing in its purest and most essential form.“
“He has dabbled extensively in several media and activities, from editorial design to commercial illustration, from clothing to toy design, from wall painting to screen-printing, from street interventions to gallery shows, from type design to teaching. Pervasive to all is the ever-present nature of drawing that forms the backbone of all his activities. Drawing as the harnessing of that primitive flow of energy that enables him to express, conduct and set forth his inner needs in order to balance internal and external issues, used as a harmony-reaching self-therapy. Drawing as everything, from dancing to surfing, from organising exhibitions to pure visual expression; body in motion, movement, energy, flowing through lines and reaching out to people, communicating, bringing them together and generating more energy, more flow.“