If you’ve ever walked past the Moda, you’ve seen the breathtaking mural covering two walls of the building. Here is the story of how it came to be.
Unintended Calculations brought together a group of internationally renowned artists – Augustine Kofie (LA), Jerry Inscoe (PDX), Remi/Rough (LDN), and Scott Sueme (VAN) – in an exhibition exploring four very different approaches to abstraction. Working in a variety of mediums, these artists have evolved the letterform building blocks of their shared graffiti background – deconstructing and rebuilding them as compositions of colour, line, shape and movement.
The project consisted of two collaborative mural installations on two separate exterior walls of the Moda. It was the largest scale collaborative mural art installation of its kind in a major North American downtown city core location. The art installation took place over the course of 4 days (March 1st-4th, 2011) during which time the four artists had to deal with a multitude of challenges with respect to the weather – as that week in Vancouver saw rain, sleet, hail, high winds, and fortunately sun.
What are the artists up to now?
What are the chances that exactly one year later another boutique hotel could say they have the ‘largest scale collaborative mural’ in a city core? Well, you’d think slim but it’s happened. Augustine and Remi, alongside Steve More and LX One, just completed 2 exterior walls of the 6 story high Hotel Megaro in London, England. For photos and more information, visit: http://wallkandy.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/agents-of-change-go-large-in-london/
Sueme, the Vancouverite, is heading off to South Africa for another project. To help him get there and for more information, visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/BIKES-SUEME-DO-AFRICA
Jerry, residing in Portland OR, is doing his own thing; painting, sketching and enjoying life. To keep up with him, visit his blog: http://jerryinscoe.squarespace.com/
Day One of Unintended Calculations (GroundedTV) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy3Z7rYHsCI
Recap (mntcloursUSA) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqng4B-Km5k&feature=related