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The Jaunt AKACorleone Print

With The Jaunt’s last trip to the island of Sicily, they bring 2015 to an end. And now they have the final result from AKACorleone to show you. A vivid print which speaks to the imagination while capturing the rich variety and history of Sicily. As AKACorleone himself explains:

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‘I tried to go to Sicily with very few expectations, to not be disappointed. Obviously I expected to discover a place full of history, not the pretty fairy tales kind, but the gritty, heavy history of Sicily. Catania was the first surprise. I knew very little about this harbor city and I found a city filled with a beautiful decay. It’s a mix of history, monuments, statues and dark alleys. Because of the harbor it feels like a place where different kinds of people pass by, each with their own influences.’

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The Jaunt – AKACorleone – Interview

Portuguese artist AKACorleone is the next artist to join The Jaunt, the art and travel project that sends artists all over the world to find inspiration. Artists who have participated in the project previously include Mike Perry, Niels Shoe Meulman, Cleon Peterson, Hedof, Collin van der Sluijs, and many, many others. For AKACorleone’s trip we are traveling to Catania, on the beautiful island of Sicily, Italy. A place with it’s obvious mafia history, but also home of Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. After AKACorleone comes home from his trip, he’ll visualize his new found inspiration into an artwork which will be produced as a limited edition screen print. This print is now for sale, at sight unseen, on the website of The Jaunt – www.thejaunt.net/trips. Make sure you order one of the prints before the trip starts, before you miss your chance!

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We caught up with AKACorleone recently to get the lowdown before his Jaunt:

– Hey Pedro, What’s up? What are you working on at the moment?

Hey! All good in sunny Lisbon, super busy working on some new projects, preparing a few murals in Lisbon, also having fun experimenting with some new art pieces on my studio, I rarely have the opportunity to do this and it´s one of my favourite things, just play with new media, materials techniques, feel like a mad scientist!

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ARTURb: imprisonment is a beautiful way to free art on the streets.

This summer we chose Lagos for our holiday destination. We were looking for beautiful, quiet beaches,  nice hot stretches in the sun, cool places for drinks before dinner, and, yes, a little bit of buzz.  No more expectations.  The truth is we had much more than that: we ended up being struck by what we found on the city walls. 

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As you start to wander the alleys you literally bump into pieces from international artists such as ROA, BEZT, SAINER, ARYZ, SEPE, ONUR or BORONDO, to mention some, in addition to works from well known Portuguese ones as MÁRIO BELÉM, MAISMENOS, ADDFUEL, amongst others. It wouldn’t be as dazzling if we were in Berlin or Buenos Aires; the thing is it takes place in Lagos, a tiny spot on the Portuguese map, a small picturesque village. How the hell is this happening here?

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