Internationally celebrated artists Bruno Smoky, Shalak Attack and Fiya Bruxa collaborated to produce two final pieces that fuse their colourful and unique styles. These pieces were created as part of an interactive installation called “PATCH It Up: Curate the City”, which was hosted along Queen West as part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014.
This installation challenged passersby to rethink the role construction sites play on our urban experience, encouraging them to reconsider these surfaces as blank canvases for locally produced art. Throughout the night, people were invited to build a dynamic miniature city, comprised of dozens of 3D structure, representative of a the booming development found across our city. As buildings were painted, they were erected one at a time, to generate a sense of city-building – and excitement around the possibility of public art taking over the streets of Toronto, while some of Toronto’s most renowned street artists created a new work entitled “Live Your Dreams”.
Throughout the night the Los Clandestinos, some of Toronto’s most renowned street artists, created this new work entitled. Generously supported by Park Property Management, the two murals highlight ideas of imagination and inspiration brought on by the interaction between nature and the city scape, and were painted over a 12 hour live-art process. The works can now be found at their new home along the construction hoarding surrounding 66 Isabella.
Shalak Attack" is a visual artist dedicated to painting large-scale street art murals with mixed spray paint techniques, as well as canvas art. For over a decade, she has manifested her artistic expression on walls across the world. Shalak has participated in numerous...
The artist Bruno , also known as "Smoky", dedicated his life to visual art. Since childhood, drawing and creativity was always part of his daily routine. In 2004, he began painting on walls with spraypaint in Brasilandia where he grew up, a precarious neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Smoky has gained international and professional recognition through his artistic journeys though out Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Argentina, and Canada.
He is always in search of artistic exchanges, learning and teaching art is part of his life style. He has worked in various organizations and NGOs teaching the history of graffiti and its role in society to at risk youth. He is the coordinator for the Essencia Arts Collective, and a founding member of the Clandestinos Crew. Recently, Smoky has moved to Toronto, Canada together with his wife and artistic collaborator, Shalak, and continues his art practice.
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