Murals in Lisbon, Portugal

July 02, 2023

The crew and I had a great trip to Lisbon, Portugal to take part in two separate, but linked exhibitions, the Urban (R)Evolution group show, and my solo show “Printed Matters: While Supplies Last” at Underdogs Gallery. Lisbon based artist Vhils, and his team, were involved in both shows, as well as preparation for me to repaint my older Peace Guard mural, so I really appreciate their efforts! Urban (R)Evolution was presented at an amazing former rope factory called the Cordoaria Nacional, and curated by Pedro Alonzo and Pauline Foessel, both of whom I’ve enjoyed collaborating with previously. The show features some of my favorite Portuguese and international artists, many of whom have been a big inspiration for me. Definitely check out the full lineup. Each artist was given a room to work in and this approach allowed each artist to have an immersive space within the collective presentation. I wheat-pasted and painted my interior space but also painted a two-sided wall outside the museum space. The crew and I also repainted my Peace Guard mural in the Graça neighborhood with a new color variation. The wall is in direct sun most of the day, and had faded considerably over the last 6 years. I was very happy to renew it, this time with a UV coating to protect the paint. Thanks to my crew of Dan Flores, Nic Bowers, Rob Zagula, Victoria Yarnish, and Jon Furlong (who also shot the photos) for all of the hard work. I love Lisbon!