On GE StreetView is hard to see half of the paint under the raschel mesh, so after you exit GE StreetView, placemark is also set to imagery date when building still exists. (or check the wall before the paint on archive GMaps StreetView)
No.66.: Teresa Wallace’s (local potter artist) hands - Panjim, Goa, India - January 2018.
How Teresa Wallace’s hands ended up on this Goa building -In conversation with street artist Guido van Helten
Athul Prasad / JANUARY 24, 2018 / Condé Nast Traveller
Photo: Guido van Helten
Best known for his large-scale, photorealistic murals, Australian street artist Guido van Helten travels the globe to create works that are culturally and emotionally relevant to the place he is working in. While in Goa, Helten completed this impressive mural, in a corner of Panjim city. CNT caught up with him to understand his process.
-Tell us about your Goa project. What was the inspiration behind it?
"The process of production started with an exploration. With the help of some locals, I began to develop the idea of exploring the medium of terracotta and pottery in local architecture, which in turn led the art of handmade pottery in Goa. I met Teresa Wallace, a local who runs Mr Potter Studio along with her son in the village of Porvorim, Goa. Teresa sells her pots in the pottery section at Mapusa Market where I met her, after which she invited us to visit her studio. This story and resulting design were influenced by my interest in the unsung artisan—a unique symbol of Goa. For this, I conceptualised the image of Teresa’s hands in the design. Her hands tell the story of someone who has been an artist since the age of 20. Teresa is now 82 and it’s fascinating to imagine how many unique items of pottery she has created at this time."
Photo: Guido van Helten
-How did you pick the site for the design?
"I draw a lot of inspiration from architecture and in this case, the building I painted had a unique style and shape. I wanted to accentuate the curvature of the structure through interpretation of Teresa’s hands and the ways in which she shapes the pot by hand. The final work uses the colours of the immediate surrounding as well the terracotta texture. I think there is an interesting connection between these local elements that I try to bring into the final work."
Placemark No.67.: Mumbai, India - Sassoon Docks Art Project - (jan.2018)
...To revive the historic heritage of the 142-year-old docks, St+art India foundation, in association with Asian Paints, gave a complete makeover to the home and lives of the Koli community at Sassoon Docks through the artworks of over 30 artists from around the world...
8. Guido Van Helten’s Wall Mural Portraits
The artist, after spending days clicking portraits of the locals, decided to immortalise the faces of three local women with full-sized murals. The expressions are deeply sentimental, and the devil is in the details.
They look upon the visitor who enters with a sentiment of grace and protectiveness, the mirth in the eyes of those women is almost infectious and will leave you feeling warm as you leave the space.
No.68.: Southern Cross University - Gold Coast Campus, Australia (apr.2018.)
... Southern Cross University (SCU) has unveiled a ten-story high mural on the main building on its Gold Coast campus by well-known, spray paint artist and former SCU student Guido van Helten. ... Before starting on the piece, which took him 18 days, the artist conducted workshops for students and staff during orientation week at the university. He said the concept developed “organically from being here and spending time with the people”.
“It’s technical and figurative. I’ve tried to conserve the texture of the building by using a water colour paint, with a lot of fades built up on top of each other. The tiny details all blend in from far away, but I like that up close the style falls apart and you can see the construction, which is what people can see from the stairwells and the window,” he said. ... source: theaustralian.com.au