About The Mural
Entitled “A’o Mai I Kou Hewa” (Learn From Your Mistakes), the mural depicts one kid in two stages, when he was infant and later as a little boy, that is crying because a crab bit his finger. The title explains the intent of the work that aims to remind us that errors need to be learned and that we should not repeat them because the ending is always the same: pain and tears. But in general, the dutch duo would rather leave it to the free interpretation of the public. The mural combines the typical characteristic style of the artists: classic realism, or more specifically photo-realism, abstraction and surrealism.
About The Artists
Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann aka TelmoMiel is a dutch duo artists from Rotterdam who consider themselves muralists and creators of contemporary art. They met in 2007 with Telmo, a licensed illustrator and designer, and Miel, who was already active in the graffiti scene. The official start of the collaboration will, however, be dated later in 2012, after both had completed the Academy of Art. The two artists work with a photo-realistic style with lots of contrasts. They work separately on ideas for murals and come together with the sketches to see if combinations can be made. The result is usually very surrealistic, with attention to detail. They always work on the same piece together and are able to switch places when ever wanted or needed.
About PoW!WoW Hawaii
”POW!” is the impact that art has on a person; “WOW!” the reaction that art has on a viewer. Together they form “POW WOW”, which is a Native American term that describes a gathering that celebrates culture, music and art. Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, a large creative space named Lana Lane Studios, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. The central event takes place during Valentine’s Day week in February in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, and brings over a hundred international and local artist together to create murals and other forms of art.