«Light And Shadow’s Beauty» by BAKR ADDAOU

BAKR ADDAOU Interview about his project «Light And Shadow’s Beauty« 11-03-2021

Street Art piece that has modified the urban space: «Light And Shadow’s Beauty«

Location : EL HANK, Casablanca, Morocc

Year : 2020

1- If you had to choose a Street Art piece that you created, as a transformation of the urban space, which one would you choose? How does this Street Art piece denote urban space metamorphosis?

I’ll choose  “Light And Shadow’s Beauty”.

It changes the way that people see street art, and it breaks the monotonicity of the urban architecture.

Bakr Addaou – «Light And Shadow’s Beauty» – @bakr.add – https://www.instagram.com/bakr.add/

2- Why did you make this Street Art piece in this urban space? Was it the town hall or the property owner who authorized or asked you to create it? Can we consider this work as illegal/vandalism or legal, what is your criteria?

The international festival Wecasablanca picked the wall for me and it is a legal street art piece.

3- What is the message you want to communicate through this Street Art piece? Is it related to the urban space where you did it?

I hadn’t a message to communicate through but it was a challenge with myself to achieve a technical level. It’s more related to the wall.

4- How was this work integrated into the urban space? What was the interaction that the inhabitants of this city had with your project? Did they participate in its creation?

 It was a positive interaction, it made them understand that there is a concratesated form of street art. No they didn’t.

5- Do you think it is important that the local people participate during the production of your work and that they become artists modifying the urban space or do you prefer to carry out your projects alone without anyone seeing you?

I love both situations actually but It depends on the project.

Bakr Addaou – «Light And Shadow’s Beauty» – @bakr.add – https://www.instagram.com/bakr.add/

6- According to you, what is the criteria that determines your Street Art work modifies the urban space and why is your work considered aesthetically well done?

People’s reactions are the criteria to determine that my  work modifies an urban space.

7-What is the “historical future” of your work? Should we take care of it, preserve it and repaint it as if it were a museum’s piece of art? Or should it be allowed to age with the city itself?

It should be allowed to age with the city itself, it’s like my deputy in my life and after my death.

8- How does your work add value to the urban space in which it is produced?

It depends on the space and on people living there.

8- What were the difficulties that you encountered during the completion of your work modifying the urban space?

Depends on the place. Each work is a different world.

9- What were the difficulties that you encountered during the completion of your work modifying the urban space?

I find difficulties due to the natural factors or the crane issues.

10- Why is urban art important to modify the urban space? What sort of projects are you planning to do in the future ?

Urban art importance is on how people interact with it. Painting exhibitions & integration of my art in other platforms.

Interview conducted by Art Bill – journalist and owner of Street Art In Action.

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