Some new and some old things from MOMO

MOMO recently painted the above wall in Brooklyn where Anthony Lister had painted a few pieces previously. After seeing this new piece, Luna Park has put together a post on The Street Spot with some of her favorite works from MOMO over the last few years. Definitely something worth reading. And last month MOMO was part of NOVA, an art festival in Brazil. He collaborated on a huge piece with KR and Mulheres Barbadas. You can see photos of that work on MOMO’s blog.

Photo by Luna Park

MOMO paints FAME Festival

MOMO has just spent 12 days painting at FAME Festival. During that time, he painted five walls. Here are a few of them.

As FAME’s organizer, Angelo, points out on his blog, MOMO’s abstract designs are very different from the figurative pieces that FAME is known for, but MOMO seemed to work just fine in Grottaglie, even with a slightly different aesthetic.

Photos courtesy of FAME Festival

MOMO’s public art in private spaces

MOMO‘s latest project, Public Art in Private Spaces, looks awesome. MOMO is one of those artists that I like some times and other times I’m completely indifferent too. But he’s also one of the artists most-loved by the people whose tastes I trust. So I’m probably wrong about sometimes being indifferent to MOMO. It’s entirely possible that he’s a genius and I just don’t always see it. This project is one of my favorite this that he’s done though. MOMO went to Key West and painted murals inside people’s homes for free.

MOMO describes Public Art in Private Spaces like this:

An experiment to take “Public Art” deeper; right into peoples homes and intimate spaces.

I was curious to try creating artwork for a sampling of “the public” for free and with no obligations, like I’d do in the street, but more directly.  I really don’t know the public I’m working for when I make things anonymously, and often the idea of public becomes mythic and hazy.  This seemed like a way to learn what different people thought of my work, and to experience some pressure from the close contact.

Urban/Street/Outdoor/Public Art not urban street or outdoors, just very public.

And he made this video documenting the project (so far):

Public Art in Private Spaces from MOMO on Vimeo.

Photo from MOMO