Artwork: Ricardo Tota
As part of the Mural 18 network cultural programming initiative, 18 street artists will paint murals in the 18 municipalities of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (LMA), of which the municipality of Mafra is a part.
It is already known that the respective mural will be painted by Ricardo Tota at Rua da Camacha, Ericeira. The process of selecting and assigning artists was as follows: each one of the 18 municipalities that make up the Lisbon Metropolitan Area selected an artist from their municipality – Mafra chose Hugo Pinhão, better known as Nark, as its representative – and, by chance, that same artist was drawn to contribute in another municipality.
As a result of this process, Alcochete mural will be painted by Francisco Vidal, Almada mural by Tosco, Amadora mural by Hugo Pinhão, Barreiro mural by Tiago Hesp, Cascais mural by João Cruz, Lisboa mural by Pedro Pinhal, Loures mural by Odeith. In Moita, the artistic work is in charge of Gustavo São Pedro, in Montijo Tamara Alves takes the lead, in Odivelas João Samina, Oeiras chose Ram, Palmela chose Vile, in Seixal João Rodrigues, in Sesimbra Colectivo de Amoca, in Setúbal Sea, in Sintra Raivo and in Vila Franca de Xira we can expect Smile’s art.
works will reflect the identity, culture and experience in the LMA territories
The murals will start to be painted on April 21 and the evolution of the works can be followed live and also on the website of the Mural 18’s platform.
At the end of May, when all the murals are completed, an urban art itinerary will be built in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon, with all the works.
With this initiative, LMA intends not only to financially support the artists involved in the project, but also to foster interest in contemporary urban art throughout the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon and, also, to create focuses of interest in the public spaces involved.
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