- Urban Nation
- January 28, 2015
Born from the association of two young artists, Temor & Blow, the Monkey-Bird aims to reflect the emanations of an animal nature on the metropolitan walls, which denies and engulfes by its sick supremacy. […]
Born from the association of two young artists, Temor & Blow, the Monkey-Bird aims to reflect the emanations of an animal nature on the metropolitan walls, which denies and engulfes by its sick supremacy.
To not let the urban fluctuations erase them, they play with multiple technics and plastic experiments as stencil, engraving, lino engraving, substraction of the material, drawing, papercut, affiches on glass cloth, as much researches about the process and compositions to decline the fables of the Monkey and the Bird.
Spreading their anthropomorphic representations at the option of their itinerary, the duo transplants its compositions full of symbolic on the walls, and leave on imprint as huge and ephemeral.
The «Singeries oisives» are translated by a accumulation of lines and an abondance of patterns which transcribes a vital vibration and by the wish of on universal language, demonstrate a living presence in town.
The Monkey-Bird like to improvise their animal scenes and introduce their subjects in function of the structural urban tools, exhibing their preferences for ancient doors, old walls, woody fences and other forgotten places.
Inspired by paintings, engravings and urban calligraphies. The image library of the crew is large and intergenerational, but turn essencially around different way to work all along the process of concepting lyrical and sacral pieces (illuminations, stained-glass windows, architectural ornements, fantastic illustrations from the art & kraft period, japanese sketches).
The Monkey-Bird’s speach is built by symbolism, playing with the semantic of these sacralized animals to finally speak about the human being. From the idealist parrot and the materialist primate to the dreaming bird and the building monkey, the way is an acquired consciousness wich the duo strives to shape.