The artist Antonio Carreira, more known as Pantonio, spent 4 days in Ukraine to paint a new mural on the facade of the city school. The large-scale wall depicts, with the typical style of the artist, a flock of swallows that fly freely in the sky. The artist compares children’s game with the flying swallows, because it is as informal, free from burdening thoughts and not restrained with limits of severe reality.
Pantonio added: “For me the white lines are rules and support/columns. Not a bad thing, just the school teaches the rules to learn how to maneuver it…”
The Creation of the mural on the façade of Cherkasy school #15, which is the third large-scale work of the social project, became possible due to Portugal Embassy in Ukraine and was partly financed from the funds, raised at the charitable sport festival “CherlTy 2016”.
Antonio Carreira, also known as Pantonio, is a Portuguese artist who comes from the Azores islands. Pantonio is one of the most prolific and influential artists of the street art scene in Lisbon.
Through his works, he awakens in people’s imagination a new world full of fantastic animals. The works of Pantonio also deliver messages filled with social meaning. His graphic style is easily identifiable thanks to the dominant colors blue and black.
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 with support of local activist, Alina Kotolup.
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.