DŽEJMS ERLI

MESTO: Maršala Birjuzova 16
IN SITU: Svakodnevno 15-21.04. 2019.

Otkrivanje murala – 21. April 2019.

Hektični i eklektični urbani pejzaž Beograda sa kontrastima novog i starog, modernog i oronulog, je ispunjen sjajnim primerima street art-a i grafita koji Beograd trenutno čine jednim od najprivlačnijih prestonica Evrope. Ova vrlo živa scena dobiće još jednu prinovu koja će sa sigurnošću postati jedna od zaštitnih znakova Beograda. Mural na 180m kvadratnih u samom centru grada oslikaće irski street art umetnik Džejms Erli. Erli je umetnik koji je od 1997 godine bio deo irske graffiti scene gde je imao priliku da nauči kako da konstruiše velike formate i kako da se igra sa ekspresijom i improvizacijom. U istom periodu je pohađao Nacionalni koledž za umetnost i dizajn a kasnije je završio osnovne studije za vizuelnu komunikaciju. Iako je prestao da radi svoje slike bez dozvole ostao je u street art-u jer smatra da ne postoji ništa što može da zameni direktnu komunikaciju sa publikom na ulici. Osim toga njegova umetnost je snažno obeležena njegovim umetničkim nasleđem. Naime porodica Erly je tokom tri generacije kreirala i proizvodila vitraže koji i danas krase neke od najznačajnijih sakralnih objekata u Irskoj i Velikoj Britaniji. Njegov stil je stoga kombinacija principa i tehnika naučenih kroz graffiti kulturu i street art s jedne strane, i tradicije i tehnika naučenih kroz iskustva njegovih predaka koji su radili vitraže, s druge strane. Autor je najvećeg murala u Irskoj koji predstavlja celokupna fasada Blooms hotela u Dablinu koji se nalazi u popularnjom kraju Templ Bar. Prošle, 2018., godine u Dablinu je održana njegova prva samostalna izložba ‘Things Fall Apart’ na kojoj su prikazane njegove kreacije inspirisane vitražima i street art-om.

JAMES EARLEY

LOCATION: Maršala Birjuzova 16
ON SITE: Daily, 15-21.04. 2019.

Mural unveiling – 21th of April 2019.

Belgrade’s hectic and eclectic urban landscape with its mix of old and new, modern and decrepit is richly filled-in with distinct moments of street art and graffiti that make Belgrade one of most compelling capitals in Europe to visit today. This busy and living fabric is about to get an additional imprint with a signature piece on 180 m2 of wall in the heart of the city by Irish Street artist, James Earley. James has been a part of Dublin’s graffiti and street art scene since 1997 applying himself to large-scale urban formats and mastering expressionism and improvisation. He graduated from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin and has been painting his artworks (often without permission) ever since; remaining within the street art domain while dramatically staking his claim that, nothing can substitute direct contact with an audience! His street art style is strongly influenced by a family’s heritage creating and producing stained glass windows for three generations, and decorating some of the most prestigious sacral buildings in Ireland and the UK. His style, in turn, is a mixture of the principles and techniques acquired from graffiti culture and the skills inherited from his ancestors. James is the author of the largest mural in Ireland, the complete facade of Blooms hotel in Dublin’s popular downtown Temple Bar area. In 2018, he had his first solo exhibition in Dublin under the title ‘Things Fall Apart’, where audiences had a opportunity to see his creations inspired by stained glass..