As part of the Malta Arts Summer Festival, we invited Blu and Lorenzo Fonda, to create an iconic image at the University Roundabout subway space, during the initial stages of the creation of the skate park.
Blu’s inspiration stems from the pleasure of transforming ordinary and decaying places, showing how creativity may redevelop within urban degradation. Blu's aesthetic search is motivated by a belief in an open source philosophy, persistent in its anarchical revolt against contemporary art conventions. Blu has exhibited his work in the UK (Lazarides, Tate Modern) Milan, Berlin, Turin, Pisa, Bolzano, The West Bank, Bolivar (Nicaragua) as well as everywhere else in the world.
Lorenzo Fonda (aka Cerberoleso) is signed to Italian production company Mercurio and to US Company Hornet. His works have been showcased at the Cannes 2006 Young Director Awards, Resfest and appeared on publications such as Pictoplasma 'Character in Motion', Idn Flip 'Moview', Swindle Magazine, Stash DVD, Converse Gallery and many others. He has worked for Alfa Romeo, Nike, MTV, Converse and Sundek. The Maltese public were invited to attend an exhibition of his work held at St. James Cavalier, Valletta.
Blu and Lorenzo were joined by Chris Bianchi and Steph Von Reiswitz, who painted the wall on the opposite side of the skate park
Steph and Chris are London-based artists and founding members of the Le Gun collective.