Some of the great names in street art such as Dolk, Blu and Invader are creating works in Pori during the spring. The Street Art – The New Generation exhibition and urban art project showcases works in the galleries of the Pori Art Museum and public outdoor spaces.
Norwegian artist Dolk will create an outdoor piece at the city’s Youth Workshop in February as well as a painting in the Hall at the Pori Art Museum.
The Italian street artist Blu is known for large-scale wall paintings he has made across Europe, South America and the United States. Blu will paint a public piece in the centre of Pori in May 2012.
Invader began his conquest of the world from Paris with Space Invaders figures; his contribution to the show in Pori consists of mosaics and portraits made of Rubik’s cubes.
The invader figures are from a 1970s pre-pixel and pre-digital video game called Space Invaders. Bringing the aliens from the game alive on the walls of cities as mosaics, Invader has spread his works to more than 40 cities all over the world.
STREET ART – The New Generation Pori, Finland, 10 February – 27 May 2012. Artists: blu, bujahuli, c.finley, dolk, egs, eyesaw, frank, icy & sot, invader, jussi twoseven, l.a.tino & p.a.roni, magda sayeg – knitta, please, lapro & xeugux (multicoloured dreams), m-city, mentalgassi, otto maja, toasters, slinkachu, anton wiraeus.