After staying one week in Valpo, we continued the travel to Santiago. We (Godi, Mr Rik and I) came to Santiago in the cargo area of a small transporter, driven by the shop owner of daking. It was a really relaxed and fast trip. Jan organized us a place where we could stay for some days. That was a great help, because we were not able to get in contact with the organizers of the "museo a cielo abierto en san miguel" during the weekend. Godi already had contact to the organizers of the "museo". He was asked to take part in the project. He already decided to share the opportunity with us, because he liked the collabortions we did in Valpo and it would be much more fun painting the wall together then just alone.
During the first day we just stayed at the place of our hosts - Hozeh and Seba of 12 brillos crew. We mixed up some ideas for the wall and spoke a lot about contemporary murals in Chile. We found out, that Seba and Hozeh helped a lot at museo a cielo abierto. They painted a wall for the project, too.
Hozeh told me a lot about the chilean Brigadas. Political groups that paint murals all over Chile. The Brigadas been found during the period of Allendes elections. They survived the dictatorship, after the death of Allende. The Brigadas are well organized. They consist of painters how just sketch, just fill or just make outlines. The murals have a very simple but bold style. The most famous group is "Brigada Ramona Parra" short BRP. The Curator of the "Museo" Mono Gonzalez was one of the founder this group.
a typical work of political chilean painting "Brigada"
I saw some works of Coas in the streets of Santiago. More works of Coas here. Street Art that is bombed in streets seems to be rare in Santiago. There are a lot big colorful writing pieces in the streets.
In the evning we moved to the museo, because we had an appointment with Mono Gonzalez .When we arrived in the area of San Miguel we had this great overview on the "museo". It was impressive to see as many walls together. The idea of the museo is found by David Villarroel F., Roberto Hernándes B and local people of San Miguel. David and Roberto live in San Miguel and run mixart. Mixart is a foundation of art from locals for locals. David is Dj. Roberto works as a admin of buildings in the area.
From the Beginning in 2010 till February 2012 23 Murals were painted.
When we arrived the 22nd was in process. During the first arrival in San Miguel i just saw few works, because it began to dawn. The next days i shoot good pictures - my favorites are the following works.
"Los Habitantes"by Mono Gonzales
"Integración" by Mono Gonzales & Seth
"Carnival Latinoamericano" by Charquipunk & Larobotdemadera
"Tala" by Agotok
We spoke with "Mono" and showed our idea and works. He was up to the stuff from the beginning. We only had to convince the people how lived in the buidling, But it seemed easy as well. The next day we showed our sketch to locals and moved our stuff there. We started to workon Wednesday and finished after 4 days of painting in the burning sun of Santiago de Chile and being annoyed by "GascoGascoGas" jingels. Local people where really friendly and everything was really good organized.
Thanx a Lot to David and Roberto for the great support !
A bigger picture of our final work you can see here.