Paul Neberra is an artist from Lisbon, Portugal. His pop surrealist paintings give hint to his influences with inspiration ranging from surrealist painters such as Dali and Magritte to writers like Kafka and Dostoevsky – not to mention contemporary pop culture icons like Star Trek and The Twilight Zone. The world he weaves can be deemed as charming with a touch of melancholy.
Sergio Odeith is a Portuguese painter and muralist currently based in Lisbon. He is best known as one of the pioneers of anamorphic 3D graffiti, which create the illusion of spatial depth. All of his artworks are extremely detailed and realistic, almost photographic in their unbelievable precision. His style is also considered obscure and it is called sombre 3D, meaning dark three-dimensional style.
This month Brazilian collective Bicicleta Sem Freio finished another mural in Lisbon by invitation of Underdogs Gallery. With the help of 7 volunteers they painted for 6 days at Lisbon’s Naval Club in Cais do Sodré.
Bicicleta Sem Freio is a Brazilian collective of designers, illustrators and artists which has recently gained projection for producing impressive large-scale murals around the world. Formed by members Douglas, Victor and Renato and fuelled by their love of art, design and rock’n’roll, the collective has developed a unique visual language with strong colours, psychedelic-inspired imagery and lots of girls which they have used in a variety of media – from concert posters to street art. Visit bicicletasemfreio.com for more info.
A classy little video from Jake Davis, who makes nice videos for the good old web. And, The Walkmen are fantastic, their newest album, Lisbon, is great, and this is one of the best tracks from it, “While I Shovel the Snow.”
Soon to be FIFTY24SF Gallery artist Erica Il Cane (coming November 2010) and former FIFTY24SF artist Lucy McLauchlan just painted a wall together in the beautiful city of Lisboa (Lisbon), Portugal. Stick2Target posted some more abstract/atmosphere pictures of the process and building that was painted by the two for the Crono Project.
There has always been that something with The Walkmen. The vintage instruments and rough mixes that make each album sound like relics from decades past has been a something. The Louisiana by way of the Lower East Side sound is another something. “The Rat,” “Wake Up,” “In The New Year,” and “Louisiana” are the other somethings, the big songs that have trademarked each past album.
What we have been most impressed with The Walkmen over the past decade, post-Jonathan Fire*Eater and Recoys, is that the sound of the band have been tinkered so that any semblance of post-punk has been completely dislodged from their repertoire, and a new sound that is completely original has begun to surface. Sure, Hamilton Leithauser vocals have channeled a bit of Dylan over the past 3 albums, but we may actually be hearing the way he naturally is supposed to sounds as opposed to retreading classic American albums of past. Now tracks on Lisbon, like “Stranded” or “All My Great Designs” (with Beatle-esque backing harmonies) sound like nothing else being done in other contemporary bands. The music is romantic, longing, lush, and warm. “Victory” has the trademark building drum line that has made the band stand out in previous efforts, but Leithauser vocals strain and power to levels that seem not pushing, but engaging. This suits the band quite well.
Lisbon, after a few listens, has become to us one of the most solid albums of the year. As a full body of work, this could be the most impressive album in the bands’ career. Although lacking in the power song like “Rat” or “New Year,” the band makes up for it with 11 cohesive moments.