For years we‘ve been writing about the amazing murals, artworks and exhibitions, that Irlo is constantly creating. It is a great pleasure to offer you an authentic and unconventional canvas, painted by Irlo during the recent months.
In the feeder.ro shop/gallery, you can find this amazing and interesting artwork that depicts an iconic comic character painted by Irlo in collaboration with his father.
A collaboration with my father who gave me as a gift the first comics of which the favourites were batman.IRLO
The artwork, titled Fatman, is an innovative fusion of styles. It combines Irlo’s unique, distinctive, and somewhat taunting skills, with his father’s abstract take on the character’s inner contents, stirring emotions with energetic brush strokes. Acrylics on a 60 x 60 cm cotton canvas – shop here
Irlo is one of the pioneers of the local street art/graffiti scene, and his works have a huge visual impact, efficiently and skillfully addressing complex themes that he reinterprets in his style. Irlo uses bright and vibrant colours, defined by clear and sharp lines, which often describe characters and events that begin with everyday life and go through a multitude of surreal states and directions. The result makes some observers very happy, while others are taken entirely out of their comfort zone, precisely what art has to do when it is exposed to the public.
Last year, we invited Irlo to paint a large canvas during feeder sound live alongside Kozo. On feeder.ro, you can read an article about his exhibition titled “Ceci n’est pas une exposition” and watch some photos depicting his latest murals in Bucharest, made together with Kero & Ocu, as NOM Crew (here & here).
Over the years, we had the pleasure to work with Irlo on several occasions. We exhibited one of his astonishing paintings in multiple collective exhibitions at Kube, Lente and Palatul Universul. In 2017 we invited Irlo to take part in the “Pictăm pereți” project, by painting a mural at Lente. You can discover out more about Irlo by reading the feeder insider interview. Or you can buy the Un-hidden Street Art in Romania book, where you can find a selection of murals made by Irlo in Bucharest, Brașov, Cluj, Iași, Timișora, Constanța, Vama Veche, and the list goes on. Take a virtual tour of the digital version of the Un-hidden Street Art in Romania map, and get ready to explore Irlo‘s artistic interventions in public space.
Words by Andrei Racovițan (ubic) & Cristina Popa (random / nwt)