The latest addition to the brilliant Mural Social Club: Back to School! 2017 social project is Argentinean artist Franco Fasoli AKA JAZ, where he decorated the wall of Gymnasium #267, located at Verbytskogo Street in Darnitsky district of Kyiv, Ukraine. This mural was made possible with the support of Darnitsky district Administration and the volunteer movement DaDobro.
Usually, JAZ depicts animals in their natural environment, which are mirror reflections of each other, and this mural in Kiev’s gymnasium is no exception, as the artist took him 7 days to create these 2 beautiful symmetrical felines with the assistance of Gennadiy Sintsov.
JAZ said: “For me personally it was a kind of a challenge, because I am an artist, who embodies the ideas of confrontation and collision on his images, but this time the environment changed me and switched the idea of confrontation into the idea of communication, using one of my signature symmetric images. I reflected a dialog between wild felines in a forest, speaking to each other the language, which can be understood only by them. In their case it is interpreted through the strips on their skin. The communication and connection through a kind of signals, without any words and, in my case, this experience was similar to a dance. Being a Spanish speaker I am trying to communicate with the local environment and to feel the people’s emotions, related to my art-work. This time the choice of colors was a key for connection with the environment. The common colors in the people’s clothes, buildings and cars. The use of namely this pallet in the mural allowed to merge harmoniously with the environment at the other level”.
Franco Fasoli aka JAZ, started out as a graffiti writer in the late 90s, and was one of the major graffiti artists who worked in the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His style evolved from the letter based to experimenting with figurative art, inspired by the Argentinean Culture.
After mastering the aerosol and acrylic techniques, JAZ went on to experiment with other materials such as tar, petrol, asphaltic paint, soil and oil, inspired by his work in scenography. His pieces became increasingly ambitious in scale and complexity and often resembling watercolor paintings, and his unique style and unconventional use of materials have set him apart from his contemporaries.
About Mural Social Club: BACK TO SCHOOL
The Mural Social Club, supported by the Sky Art Foundation together with UNICEF, started the “Mural Social Club: Back to School!” project with the purpose to increase buildings’ value and meaningfulness, presenting children with a monumental art work, and more importantly to add fantasy and dreams to children’s minds.
Throughout the summer, renown international artists from Israel, Portugal, France, Argentina, Chili, Russia, South Africa, Italy and Ukraine will be painting the facades of schools, nurseries, and walls of the buildings near the educational institutions in many cities in Ukraine including: Kiev, Odessa, Kharkiv, Kovel, Volnovaha, Popasnaya, Chernihiv and Cherkassky.
Julien Malland, aka the “Seth” (France) and Oleg Sosnov (Ukraine) are the curators of the project, which was initiated by Dmytro Palienko, founder of Sky Art Foundation
About Sky Art Foundation
Sky Art Foundation was established in Ukraine in Autumn 2014 as a private initiative with the purpose of support and development of a new generation of Ukrainian artists, who work in the sphere of contemporary art, and also for promotion of international cultural exchange and integration of Ukrainian culture in the world art context.
The Foundation actively carries out exhibitions and charity activities, organizes international art projects, cultural events with a participation of Ukrainian painters and provides grants for talented artists.