Boa Mistura are back to the favelas with poetry in type
Almost five years ago Boa Mistura, the multidisciplinary team with roots in graffiti art that was born in late 2001 in Madrid, Spain started the project “Luz Nas Vielas”.
Now they are back to the favela of Vila Brâsilandia, north of São Paulo, to continue what will transform the area into a place of magic and poetry through type.
“The project started with the Becos and Vielas alleys, now updated with two more works” reports Domus. “The concept was to synthesize the essence of Brâsilandia, simplifying the spatial complexity with colour, and using anamorphosis to generate one big canvas. The words depicted portray the true daily life of the neighborhood. The process was collaborative, and took over walls and floor, creating new bonds between people. Poesía and Magica, purple and green, highlight the beauty of the irregular constructions, the magic of the spontaneous urban growth, the intensity of the relationships between neighbors, and the smile of the kids playing up and down the stairs”.
“We develop our work mainly in the public space” says Boa Mistura.
“We have carried out projects in South Africa, USA, UK, Brazil, Mexico, Georgia, Algeria, Norway, Serbia and Panamá. We were 15 years old when we first met, while painting the walls of our neighborhood. We became friends since then. Our studio is in Madrid, but we spend the day from here to there, living among paint buckets, computers and ping-pong matches. We love what we do. We understand our work, as a tool to transform the street and to create bonds between people. We feel a responsibility with the city and time we are living in”.
Enter their world of magic here