Mural Monday: Pixel Pancho in Berlin

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Mural Art, Public Art
Mural Monday: Pixel Pancho in Berlin

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Pixel Pancho recently created a mural in Berlin for One Wall, a project organized by Urban Nation. Intertwined with flowers and vegetation, the diptych mural depicts two of Pixel Pancho’s signature robotic characters. Pixel Pancho’s large-scale work spans two buildings, with each building containing a single portrait. The two portraits and compositions are revered from each other – the artist even signs his name in both the bottom right corner and upside-down in the top left corner. The new mural is located in the Tegel district of Berlin.

Italian artist Pixel Pancho paints a wall for Urban Nation "One Wall" series at Gewobag housing project at Neheimer Straße 13, in Berlin, Germany, in July 2016. #OneWall #UrbanNation #UrbanNationBerlin #PixelPancho @PixelPancho #MuseumofUrbanAndContemporaryArt #streetart photo by Nika Kramer

One Wall & Urban Nation

Since 2013, Urban Nation has been inviting talented artists to Berlin to create public art. With their motto “Connect. Create. Care.”, Urban Nation aims to create an international network of artists through exhibitions, events, panels, and other social projects. Urban Nation is more than just an organization or gallery; rather, it is a complete center for urban contemporary art, allowing for education, research, debates, exhibitions, and collaboration for any artist of this genre. Additionally, Urban Nation is in the process of establishing an international museum, which will not only allow for greater exhibition of work, but will also lead to more interactive workshops, substantial research, and other unique events related to urban contemporary art.

Italian artist Pixel Pancho paints a wall for Urban Nation "One Wall" series at Gewobag housing project at Neheimer Straße 13, in Berlin, Germany, in July 2016. #OneWall #UrbanNation #UrbanNationBerlin #PixelPancho @PixelPancho #MuseumofUrbanAndContemporaryArt #streetart photo by Nika Kramer

One Wall is a project organized by Urban Nation that aims to bring art to the the diverse neighborhood across Berlin. Starting with the outer neighborhoods, One Wall is working its way to the city center, bringing international artists to create public murals along the way. For the past several years, One Wall has brought 5 artists a year, slowing transforming the facade of the Berlin.

Italian artist Pixel Pancho paints a wall for Urban Nation "One Wall" series at Gewobag housing project at Neheimer Straße 13, in Berlin, Germany, in July 2016. #OneWall #UrbanNation #UrbanNationBerlin #PixelPancho @PixelPancho #MuseumofUrbanAndContemporaryArt #streetart photo by Nika Kramer

Pixel Pancho

Pixel Pancho is an Italian artist who specializes in both street and studio art. Robots are a consistent thematic motif in his work, which he typically  depicts in subtle earthy tones. Humankind’s obsession with the machine – and the power, progress, and potential immortality that it provides – greatly interests Pixel Pancho and influences much of his work. However, he often juxtaposes his robots and cyborg humans with the natural environment, such as the beach, the forest, or each extra-terrestrial lands. With surrealist influences, Pixel Pancho has developed a unique style that stands distinctly from other contemporary urban artists.

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