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Bold, iconic, figurative imagery is what Kevin Ledo, the native Montreal artist, brings forth in his art. Crossing back and forth through artistic boundaries and genres such as fine art, pop art, mural art, street art, and gold leaf art installations, Ledo covers a lot of ground in his quest to render justice to his artistic visions and insights.

Ledo’s realistic renderings are often juxtaposed to hard edge graphic shapes and designs, void of any foreground or background, suspending his figures between worlds, capturing moments of contemplation, intimacy, emotion and wonderment. A large portion of Ledo’s work is centred on merging female beauty with divinity, notably in the body of work “The Guiding Light,” where Ledo creates contemporary icons paintings by mixing high-end fashion advertisements with early Christian iconography.

Paint Outside the Lines | Kevin Ledo from Selina Miles on Vimeo.

Ledo expresses influence and inspiration from a multitude of forces including religious imagery, graphic design, psychedelic music, travel, photography, psychology, Buddhist philosophy, metaphysics, and especially intangible concepts such as infinity, consciousness, and perception.

Kevin Ledo’s artwork is exhibited and collected worldwide. His gold leaf and art installations adorn the walls and establishments throughout the Americas and parts of Asia . Ledo is represented by the Yves Laroche and Station16 galleries in Montreal, while also working with Ayden Gallery in Vancouver and Hellion Gallery in Portland. As an active member of the En Masse project since 2009, Ledo has painted with the group at numerous art fairs, museums and events across the USA and Canada, including the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal. Ledo exhibited at the ModeMuseum in Hasselt, Belgium, has been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine, My Modern Met, Artist a Day, Cool Hunting and numerous other publications and media including Yahoo! News, Washinton Times, La Presse, CBC Radio1, The Montreal Gazette and Bizarre Beyond Belief.

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Bold, iconic, figurative imagery is what Kevin Ledo, the native Montreal artist, brings forth in his art. Crossing back and forth through artistic boundaries and genres such as fine art, pop art, mural art, street art, and gold leaf art installations, Ledo covers a lot of ground in his quest to render justice to his artistic visions and insights.

Ledo’s realistic renderings are often juxtaposed to hard edge graphic shapes and designs, void of any foreground or background, suspending his figures between worlds, capturing moments of contemplation, intimacy, emotion and wonderment. A large portion of Ledo’s work is centred on merging female beauty with divinity, notably in the body of work “The Guiding Light,” where Ledo creates contemporary icons paintings by mixing high-end fashion advertisements with early Christian iconography.

Paint Outside the Lines | Kevin Ledo from Selina Miles on Vimeo.

Ledo expresses influence and inspiration from a multitude of forces including religious imagery, graphic design, psychedelic music, travel, photography, psychology, Buddhist philosophy, metaphysics, and especially intangible concepts such as infinity, consciousness, and perception.

Kevin Ledo’s artwork is exhibited and collected worldwide. His gold leaf and art installations adorn the walls and establishments throughout the Americas and parts of Asia . Ledo is represented by the Yves Laroche and Station16 galleries in Montreal, while also working with Ayden Gallery in Vancouver and Hellion Gallery in Portland. As an active member of the En Masse project since 2009, Ledo has painted with the group at numerous art fairs, museums and events across the USA and Canada, including the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal. Ledo exhibited at the ModeMuseum in Hasselt, Belgium, has been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine, My Modern Met, Artist a Day, Cool Hunting and numerous other publications and media including Yahoo! News, Washinton Times, La Presse, CBC Radio1, The Montreal Gazette and Bizarre Beyond Belief.

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Alexey Luchko, working under alias Luka, is a highly talented Russian street artist and illustrator who fuses abstract characters with organic shapes and geometric compositions in his work. The artist, who has been active on the streets for more than fifteen years, has applied his unique style to walls, canvases, collages, assemblages, and digital works.

Born in Moscow in 1983, he studied architecture for 6 years and thus his forms are very structural in nature. He started with graffiti, later switched to the abstract graphic forms, always using color as the prime element in his work. Over the years he perfected style based on the clear geometrical forms and complex post-constructivist compositions.Whether he is using spray cans, or more traditional mediums and techniques such as acrylic paints, collage or sculpture, he produces recognizable compositions in which the colourful palette, and geometric shapes interact, developing a sort of puzzle that attract viewers to reconstruct and deduce the images.

Although at first glance his pieces look like abstract paintings, all of them are composed of minimalistic characters and hidden stories. Humanly faces and the landscapes in non-abstract forms are only suggested in order to involve viewers into noticing the image through the activation of imagination. Incredibly clean lines, the pairing of muted tones, and rounded compositions all coincide to form organic shapes and geometrical large-scale pieces.

He is represented by Wunderkammern, contemporary art gallery that has two venues: Rome and Milan. In April 2015 Luka had solo show titled Being here in Rome-based gallery. The show was the fourth one of Wunderkammern’s artistic series Limitless, and followed the solo shows by Sam3 (Spain), L’Atlas (France) and Sten Lex (Italy).

For the first time in Rome, he presented the series of paper collages, paintings on canvas, wooden sculptures, wood and plywood assemblages, all of which were produced specifically for the Being here show. Seen as one of the most promising young Russian artists, he already worked with Wunderkammern, producing a large mural Straniera in 2014.

His work has also been included in exhibitions in Russia, France, the Netherlands and the United States, among others. He participated in festivals like Art-ovrag festival, Vyksa Poliniza, Russia; Poliniza festival, Valenzia, Spain; LGZ Festival, Moscow, Russia; and Memorie Urbane festival, Terracina, Italy; to name a few.

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Alex Brewer aka HENSE is an American contemporary artist, best known for his dynamic, vivid and colorful abstract paintings and monumental wall pieces. Born in 1978, in Atlanta, Georgia, HENSE was raised in an artistic household, which allowed him to be surrounded with various influences since his early age. As a result, he showed an interest towards creativity early in his life, drawing and painting his favorite childhood heroes and characters.

HENSE’s teenage age were marked with the discovery of graffiti. In the early 1990s, Brewer started his journey into a street art scene, painting his first public pieces, and slowly making a name for himself. Working under the name HENSE, the artist has quickly became consumed with the graffiti culture. Nevertheless, Brewer was a bit different from other graffiti artists at that time – it was a mixture of formal education and experience in professional studios that have provided HENSE a great reception at the start of his career. All of these factors have lead Brewer to establish his unique, whimsical, abstract-inspired style.

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR was a title of multi-faceted exhibition of HENSE’s pieces, organized by the Wiregrass Museum of Art in 2014. As a sort of retrospective, the exhibition served as a platform to introduce audiences to the artist’s 20-years-long and successful career as an abstract painter. HENSE’s artworks featured in the exhibition included site-specific installation, paintings, wood-cut shapes and works on paper placed both inside and outside of the traditional museum space.

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR illustrated HENSE’s combined experience in the street and studio, highlighting his visual dialogue of spontaneous mark-making and explorations of elements that are absent of representational references. This dialog results in HENSE’s distinguished style depicted through elegant compositions saturated with bold lively colors and dynamic movement of fluid forms and gestures.

In 2014, HENSE has been commissioned for another big public project, this time in Detroit, Michigan. In a collaboration with Library Street Collective Gallery, HENSE has created a 6 stories tall massive-scale mural, painted on a 100×100 foot wall in the heart of downtown Detroit on the side of Bedrock Real Estates Madison Theater Building. It took HENSE and his several assistants almost 3 weeks of working and over 100 gallons of paint to finish the project. This large-scale mural differs from other HENSE’s work in a way that he selected colors ahead of time and had a little bit of an idea of what direction he wanted to go in. Usually, his works emerge from a spontaneous process, from a bundle of ideas regarding solely non-figurative elements of form, line, color, and composition. Apart from the above mentioned commissions, HENSE’s oeuvre includes many more projects, public commissioned work and installations that have led him across the globe.

One of the countries in which HENSE has left his mark is Australia, besides others. In 2015, the CBH Group commissioned HENSE to paint several grain silos in Northam, Western Australia, his second largest installation to date. The large-scale artwork, spray-painted on the concrete silos was organized and funded by FORM for PUBLIC 2015.

Other projects include the one made for The ISIL Institute in Lima, Peru, for which the artist painted an impressive-sized wall, 137 feet tall and 170 feet wide. In Washington D.C, HENSE painted the entire facade of a former church in his characteristic, colorful style. One of Brewer’s highest honors was a commission by The High Museum of Art in Atlanta to produce a site-specific installation as part of the museum’s summer exhibition Drawing Inside the Perimeter. HENSE lives and works in Atlanta, US.

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BoaMistura is a crew of Madrid based artists who decorate public spaces around the world with imaginative ways. From graffiti and mural painting, to graphic design and illustration, Boa Mistura want to give the world its colour back. 5 heads, 10 hands, just one heart. From Madrid, Boa Mistura is a multidisciplinary crew.

FUNDACION ANTONIO GALA from boamistura on Vimeo.

It has been formed by 5 graffiti artists with diferent education, from Civil Engineering to Fine Arts, Architecture or Publicity. 10 hands, 5 heads, just one heart. They are a multidisciplinary team with roots in graffiti art.

OS OLHOS QUEREM O TEMPO from boamistura on Vimeo.

As they quote “Born in late 2001, Madrid, Spain. We develop our work mainly in the public space. We have carried out projects in South Africa, USA, UK, Brazil, Mexico, Georgia, Chile, Algeria, Norway, Kenya, China, Serbia or Panamá. We were 15 years old when we first met, while painting the walls of our neighborhood.

AL KARAMA (Subtitulos Español) from boamistura on Vimeo.

We became friends since then.

“COLOR” Mercado de La Cebada. Madrid from boamistura on Vimeo.

Our headquarter is in Madrid, but we spend the day from here to there, living among paint buckets, computers and ping-pong matches. We love what we do. We understand our work, as a tool to transform the street and to create bonds between people. We feel a responsibility with the city and time we are living in.”

PENSAR / SENTIR workshop from boamistura on Vimeo.

“SUEÑOS” from boamistura on Vimeo.

Boa Mistura “LUZ NAS VIELAS” English Subtitled from boamistura on Vimeo.

El Orden es Intangible from boamistura on Vimeo.

Boa Mistura, has organized an urban art project named Luz nas Viela, giving a favelain Sao Paulo, Brazil, a multicolor metamorphosis. The multidisciplinary art collective based in Madrid develops its work mainly in the public space (South Africa, USA, UK,Brazil, Mexico, Georgia, Algeria, Norway, Serbia and Panamá) and uses graffiti with the mission of connecting communities. “We understand our work as a tool to transform the street and to create bonds between people” tell the artistic team. We feel are sponsibility with the city and time we are living in”.

The latest ongoing project, Luz nas Vielas – first initiated back in 2012 – takes place in Brasilandia to simplify the spacial complexity of the favela focusing on bright colors (yellow, green, purple, red) and the technique of anamorphosis to generate a single canvas across the buildings. Words like stability, beauty, pride, love and strenght are painted on the walls to perfectly describe the daily life of the residents. “We like to feel the place, talk with the local people, breath the atmosphere and be inspired before start working,” said Boa Mistura. “When you make a street intervention it is linked to a particular place and you need to have dialogue with the environment”.

The most interesting aspect of the process is that residents and artists are working as one and people are involved to make the change possible under one color field. Everyone knows life is not easy in these places. Municipal authorities don’t care about the outskirts and media always shares negative messages. “But favela does not have to be a synonym with violence, because life in this place is more intense and real”, say the urban artists. “There is no purest and most sincere poetry than the one that comes from the favela”.

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BoaMistura is a crew of Madrid based artists who decorate public spaces around the world with imaginative ways. From graffiti and mural painting, to graphic design and illustration, Boa Mistura want to give the world its colour back. 5 heads, 10 hands, just one heart. From Madrid, Boa Mistura is a multidisciplinary crew.

FUNDACION ANTONIO GALA from boamistura on Vimeo.

It has been formed by 5 graffiti artists with diferent education, from Civil Engineering to Fine Arts, Architecture or Publicity. 10 hands, 5 heads, just one heart. They are a multidisciplinary team with roots in graffiti art.

OS OLHOS QUEREM O TEMPO from boamistura on Vimeo.

As they quote “Born in late 2001, Madrid, Spain. We develop our work mainly in the public space. We have carried out projects in South Africa, USA, UK, Brazil, Mexico, Georgia, Chile, Algeria, Norway, Kenya, China, Serbia or Panamá. We were 15 years old when we first met, while painting the walls of our neighborhood.

AL KARAMA (Subtitulos Español) from boamistura on Vimeo.

We became friends since then.

“COLOR” Mercado de La Cebada. Madrid from boamistura on Vimeo.

Our headquarter is in Madrid, but we spend the day from here to there, living among paint buckets, computers and ping-pong matches. We love what we do. We understand our work, as a tool to transform the street and to create bonds between people. We feel a responsibility with the city and time we are living in.”

PENSAR / SENTIR workshop from boamistura on Vimeo.

“SUEÑOS” from boamistura on Vimeo.

Boa Mistura “LUZ NAS VIELAS” English Subtitled from boamistura on Vimeo.

El Orden es Intangible from boamistura on Vimeo.

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