- Date published
1 nov. 2008
We’re very proud to welcome MENT to Carhartt Store Amsterdam. The artist, known all over the World for his work on walls as well as on canvas will exhibit his latest work which will be also available for purchase.
“MENT (31), born and raised in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, is active in the Carioca graffiti scene with the crew Nação since 1998. His style differences from his graffiti mates through the figurative and detailed elements he uses, not only on walls all around town, but also on canvas.
Specialized in a combination of bombers (letters) and the typical sceneries of Rio de Janeiro: the endless favelas filling the green city hills with little houses and an enormous mess of electricity and telephone cables – in other words chaos – that is in contrast with high flats and buildings in rich areas of the city, he leaves a critical note to the spectator about the social inequality that marks Brazil.
MENT is respected all over Brazil because he is not only a graffiti writer, but he also teaches kids that grow up in violent circumstances in deprived areas of Rio de Janeiro.”
It begins at 6:30 p.m. Of course the original caipirinha’s of Um Minuto de Silêncio will be served and you can forget the Dutch autumn for a bit, while drinking this tropical cocktail and enjoying the sounds of DJ Lamme Tonnie (Rednose Distrikt)!
Part of the sales of the artworks, MENT donates to the founding of a cultural centre in the favela Sampaio in Rio de Janeiro. The centre is coordinated by the graffiti crew Nação and gives youth of the area the opportunity to learn graffiti and design. This way they can learn a profession, get inspired by cultural activity and get distracted from a life in crime and drug traffic.
We think it’s a good choice to support MENT’s cause by investing in his pieces.
MENT Exhibition / Carhartt Store Amsterdam
Friday, 7th of November
Opening 6:30 p.m.
1016 CB Amsterdam
For more information check
MENT on MySpace
Carhartt Store Amsterdam on MySpace