t.w.five’s murals aim to inspire and connect people. For Print Public they installed three outside murals along San Pablo Avenue and a gallery installation with quotes of unity and love from various sources including lyrics from East Bay musician/poet Michael Franti. In their own words they describe their project and process:
“It has always been our aim to make art that would hopefully inspire and connect people.
With the Print Public project we felt that it would be the perfect opportunity for us to explore a new area and give back to the community different thoughtful quotes of unity and love. While walking around the San Pablo corridor we noticed that some areas are very diverse with a lot of great energy. Since we believe diversity feeds the creativity and East Bay has always being a hub of very inspiring movements/eras with a wide spectrum of peace and social justice. It was with all this in mind that we chose the images for this project and added quotes taken from various sources as lyrics from East Bay musician/poet Michael Franti, and other inspiring words that we came across.
But like everywhere else in the Bay Area changes in demographics are also present. Finding random empty wall spaces here and there, we felt that they were perfect canvas to leave a visual impact in colorful palettes and messages. Hopefully people who pass or drive by will feel like these pieces are inspiring surprise elements in their daily paths.”
t.w.five is an international art duo formed by a Swedish and a Brazilian artist who lives and work in the Bay Area. We are known to make very colorful artwork that the viewers connect and interact with. We only use adhesive backed vinyl; all shapes are hand-cut into strips from large rolls of solid color vinyl and then applied to a surface of the work. We usually create on a massive scale and integrate gallery spaces with our art.
Saturday, July 13 | 2 – 4:30 PM
Closing Reception at Kala Gallery with t.w. five – Mural Walk Tour on San Pablo Avenue
Flooring Alternatives – 2901 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Art’s Automotive – 2871 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Bob’s Machining Company – 2735 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley