A week-long activation with Canadian artist Olivier Bonnard, who painted a mural designed to stimulate public awareness to the problem of war, aggression, violence and the consequences of human impact on the Black Sea.
Olivier’s mural combines the role of Cossacks in the historical and cultural development of Ukraine and the consequences of human impact on the Black Sea, such as eutrophication, which gradually deteriorated and may result in the development of species with low nutritious value, including fish. It also leads to severe oxygen depletion and the so-called “dead zones,” where no animals can survive and biological diversity is lost.
Born in Sherbrooke and Montreal based, Olivier Bonnard is a surrealist painter who creates his own mythology, twisted deities, rulers and underdogs, inviting the viewer to wander around and discover an unlimited imagination and his unique oneiric world; half realistic, half fictional, surrounded by his traditional mastery with the paint brush.
For this project PangeaSeed teamed up with ArtUnitedUs and their ground-breaking urban art project which collaborates with more than 200 globally renowned artists through mural art and the promulgation of maintaining peace on Earth.
“PangeaSeed’ Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans mission is to generate awareness and stimulate dialogue to inspire positive changes surrounding global ocean environmental issues, and that is the main reason we are very excited to work with Art United Us, because they share our visión of change and we both believe art is the perfect mediator between artists and audiences to raise social transformation and global action,” says Enriqueta Arias, Regional Creative Director and co-curator of this activation.