Friday, January 20, 2012

Favela Painting

The most pretty favela in Rio!!!

Santa Marta

Praça Cantão, Communidade Da Santa Marta, Rio De Janeiro

Using a flexible concept of colourful rays which can easily be expanded, Haas and Hahn made a design for the houses around the square and part of the street, including the local Sambaschool.
A group of local inhabitants where instructed by trainers from TintasCoral as part of the project "Tudo de Cor para Santa Marta."
They where taught everything from different types of paint to safety measures about working on scaffolding.
As every wall, every house needs another solution, the painters learn to work with all kinds of material.During the hard month of work they received an education as well as a paycheck.
The inside of the sambaschool was painted in their traditional colors.The project made it onto the front page of Rio's largest newspaper!The final result was a huge artwork spanning over 34 houses.About 7000 square meters of hillside slum, converted into an new monument for the community. 


About the Artist Haas & Hahn

Haas&Hahn is the working title of artistic duo Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn. They started working together in 2005, when they filmed a documentary about hip hop in the favelas of Rio and São Paolo for MTV. Inspired by this visit, they embarked on a journey to bring outrageous works of art to unexpected places, starting with painting enormous murals in the slums of Brazil together with the local youth.


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