Monday, August 18, 2014

JAZ .. creating tension!



I found this mural by Argentinian artist Franco Fasoli aka JAZ a little menacing.. tigers and leopards coming together in what looks like the big cat version of West Side Story :) Not so according to the artist who said in an interview with Crist Espiritu 'the tigers and lions are an ideological reflection of good. I use these animals to represent tension in a public space'.. mission accomplished.. part of the FORMPublic project you can feel the tension in a small car park off William St. :) Hope you had or are still having a fab weekend, take care and stay safe...





37 comments:

  1. Nice touch with the "jungle" flowers in front of the mural!

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  2. A wonderfully evocative mural, Grace.

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  3. The flowers in front do add some color to the monochromatic 'tension.' :) Not my favorite kind of mural, but... that carries no weight. I hope some folks like it.

    Re your question about Applebees: Coffee I don't know about. I've never had coffee there...usually iced tea. And I don't think they are open for breakfast. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  4. Could be interesting to walk up on that at night.

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  5. Interesting mural. I'm not sure about the symbolic use of large cats. Tigers and leopards are natural enemies, and tigers are lone animals, seldom in groups. I'm with you on it being a bit tense and threatening.

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  6. It isn't the animals that I find a a bit frightening, but the trees.

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  7. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my !

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  8. Without those flowers it would be quite a sombre scene I think. I like it though, Grace.

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  9. The artistic style is similar to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. Why do you think he mainly shows the bodies but not the heads?

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  10. Having been born on the island where West Side Story takes place, I dunno about the metaphor but the scene looks uncomfortable to me. The gray-blue-purple behind those vivid flowers is unsettling by itself.

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  11. Not one of my favs. I was expecting a jungle of BOOKS - maybe tomorrow?

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  12. I love this one Grace. It is a great subject for a mural and looks perfect aligned menacingly on that wall behind that innocent greenery.

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  13. It's very nicely done but, menacing is a good word to describe it. It looks like they could be on the prowl for something good to eat.

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  14. It is very well painted, very nixe to watch. (BtW, you didn't link your mural)

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  15. No matter how one thinks about the big cats, they are beautiful animals and I like that they are symbols of the good in this world. The mural certainly add depth and a respite for the eyes to what otherwise would be a bland brick wall.

    Thank you so much, Grace, for your kind comment on my blog, it made my day!

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  16. "When you're a Tiger you're a Tiger all the way from your first antelope to your last dying day. When you're a ..."
    I'm really getting into it. Love musicals!

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  17. I rather like this - the subdued greyness with only the flowers in the front offering much colours makes it settle for me - we all look at these things with different eyes and perceptions.

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  18. That's wonderful Grace- a really skilled artist.

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  19. I love the colour the flowers bring to the mural, but think that if the animals were painted in their natural colour it would look nicer.

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  20. I think it´s perfect with the flowers against the grey, wonderful combination, great shot, Grace!

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  21. I like this much better than the mural he did in Berlin!

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  22. I think it would make a perfect wall for the zoo. We have plenty of other creatures lurking in car parks!

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  23. Those murals are just wonderful!

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  24. To me the tension is heightened because the jungle cats look like they're in stalking mode. The grey/blue tones add an ominous vibe. No pretty jungle flowers here. I bet this mural stimulates lots of conversations. Thanks, Grace, for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  25. Maybe it is good that I find it hard to see the lions and tigers...?!

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