GRAFFITI WRITERS / STREET ARTISTS RETURN TO SWITZERLAND FOR 3RD ANNUAL MYFINBEC ART SHOW WITH VERNASSAGE ON MAY 31ST AT CAVE FIN BEC IN SION
Event website - http://www.myfinbec.com
For the third consecutive year world renowned graffiti writers / street artists will come to the winery Cave Fin Bec in Sion Switzerland to paint eight murals on 672 wood wine crates. This year's myFINBEC event features the artwork by C215 from France, Herakut from Germany, Vhils from Portugal and the Etam Cru from Poland.
The artists will be painting in Switzerland over a four day period from May 27 - May 30, 2014. Each artist will be painting two murals on two canvases each canvas is made from 84 stacked wood wine cases. These paintings are then used as wine labels for a special limited edition organic wine from Cave Fin Bec. After the vernissage on May 31st and the public has had the chance to view the eight murals, the paintings are taken apart case by case and each case is filled with six bottles of organic wine from Cave Fin Bec. When the cases that make up each work of original art are together, they make a whole painting that is usually only affordable by serious art collectors. By deconstructing all the paintings case by case and making them available by individual case, it makes original art and award winning fine organic wine affordable to almost anyone around the world.
MyFINBEC is an event created by Cave Fin Bec owner Yvo Mathier. Wine connoisseurs and contemporary art aficionados from around the world collect the limited edition original art and wine cases. The first year of myFINBEC featured eight artists including legendary graffiti writers Mode2 from the UK, Revok from the United States, Esow from Japan, Askew1 from New Zealand and Faith47 from South Africa plus three local upcoming Swiss artists. In 2013 the myFINBEC event featured a solo show by one the most notorious and successful artists in the world, David Choe from Los Angeles. These art and wine cases have been sold all over the world, always adhering to the core concept of the project - to share art and wine with many people around the world. The videos produced for the myFINBEC events have been viewed more than one million times by a global audience.
myFINBEC PROJECT OVERVIEW - https://vimeo.com/84955207
DAVID CHOE myFINBEC 2013 - http://youtu.be/4aDaOhHYMa0
myFINBEC 2012 - http://youtu.be/5Wp9y_SDtAw
On May 31, the eight new mural paintings by Herakut, Etam Cru, C215 and Vhils will be revealed to the public at Cave Fin Bec in Sion. The artists will be at the art show.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Cave Fin Bec
Yvo Mathier, proprietor
Address: Route de Vuisse 16 CH-1962 Pont-de-la-Morge
Telephone: +41 27 346 20 17
Event Website: www.myfinbec.com
2014 ARTIST BIOS
C215, is the moniker of Christian Guémy, a French street artist hailing from Paris. C215 primarily uses stencils to produce his art. His first stencil work was put up in 2006, but he has been a graffiti artist for (as of 2011) over 20 years. His work consists mainly of close up portraits of people. C215's subjects are typically those such as beggars, homeless people, refugees, street kids and the elderly. The rationale behind this choice of subject is to draw attention to those that society has forgotten about. C215 is a prolific street artist and has practiced his art in cities all over the world. His stencils may be seen in Barcelona, Amsterdam, London, Rome, Paris and Oslo.
website - www.c215.fr
Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto (1987) has been interacting visually with the urban environment under the name of Vhils since his days as a prolific graffiti writer in the early 2000s. His groundbreaking carving technique – which forms the basis of the Scratching the Surface series and was first presented to the public at the VSP group show in Lisbon in 2007 and at the Cans Festival in London in 2008 –, has been hailed as one of the most compelling approaches to art created in the street in the last decade. An avid experimentalist, he has been developing his notion of the aesthetics of vandalism in a plurality of media – from stencil painting to wall carving, from pyrotechnic explosions to 3D modelling – which have enabled him to expand the boundaries of visual expression.
website - www.alexandrefarto.com
Since 2004 the German street art duo Hera and Akut form a fruitful partnership having worked together on various successful global art projects. Their art works can be found in big cities around the world - from Toronto to Kathmandu, from San Francisco to Melbourne. Their joint creative art process is dialogical, among themselves as well as towards the outside by embracing the public. It's about storytelling, the creation of imaginary worlds and inspiring their figures with individual characters. Hera sets the characters’ form and proportions, whilst Akut paints the photorealistic elements. There is a pictorial and textual component in their art pieces. The short quotes, passages or descriptions written next to the figures are references to the character’s life.
website - www.herakut.de
Etam Cru is the artist duo Bezt and Sainer. They both graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź and work today as freelancers expressing themselves between murals, canvases and graphic design with a focus on illustrations and portraits. Etam Cru enjoys to depict real objects and human figures in unexpected contexts. In doing so, the artist duo invites the viewer to their very own world of imagination, where meaning is never strictly defined. Contemplators are encouraged to step into Etam’s surreal stories and develop them according to his or her individual liking.
website - www.etamcru.com