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Artwork

Street art piece

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Sustainability/NOM

Street Art Museum Amsterdam

Author:

Angelo Campos

Artist Bio:

Place:

Amsterdam

Date:

Technique:

freestyle

Material:

Brick

Acquisition:

Commission

Completed:

2018

Condition:

Good / Legible

Physical Description:

The facade of the wall where the apartment is located is covered in windows, making the corner of the building the only place where an artwork could be applied .

Iconography:

The technique to do this work was a mix of both freestyle spray paint and brush strokes using only environmentally friendly materials, such as water based spray paint and acrylic. Anna suggested a tree, and within 24 hours Campos has turned the idea into an artwork. The Gaia tree is being watered by a girl, ethnically representative of the residents of favella. At the same time she is wearing yellow rubber gloves giving a hint of her belonging to Northern Europe, because according to the artist’s observations whilst staying in Amsterdam “in favella one does not water plants wearing those”.

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