Art Balance, AkaCorleone transforms a basketball court into a work of art
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Balance, AkaCorleone transforms a basketball court into a work of art

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Giulia Guido
Balance AkaCorleone | Collater.al 8

Born in 1985, Perdo Campiche, better known by his stage name AkaCorleone, is a Portuguese street artist, who has distinguished himself in the world of graffiti thanks to a style that blends a skillful use of colors and shapes, giving rise to original compositions and fun. His latest project is a striking example of this style, entitled Balance, the mural in question was made by covering the entire surface of the basketball court of Campo dos Mártires from Pátria to Lisbon. The large work (14 x 25) required 9 days of work and special paint. In fact, to allow the community to continue playing on the field, AkaCorleone had to use special enamels and anti-slip enamel paint and hardener. 

Although it is not the first time that we see a work of this kind, I do not know if you remember the murals of MADSTEEZ in Harlem or that in Los Angeles in memory of the rapper Nipsey Hussle, but every time it is made a new one we are surprised and fascinated as if it were the first. Maybe because when we hear about murals we immediately think of the wall of a building and never of a floor. 

“Balance” was created in collaboration with GAU, the Urban Art Gallery of the Lisbon Municipal Council, and within Underdogs, a public art program. 

Balance AkaCorleone | Collater.al 8
Balance AkaCorleone | Collater.al 8
Balance AkaCorleone | Collater.al 8
Balance AkaCorleone | Collater.al 8
Balance AkaCorleone | Collater.al 8
Balance AkaCorleone | Collater.al 8
Balance AkaCorleone | Collater.al 8
Balance AkaCorleone | Collater.al 8
Balance AkaCorleone | Collater.al 8
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Written by Giulia Guido
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