I have always been interested in jails. After all, as canvas jails are just closed walls.
I did a project a few years ago in Rikers Island and it was a fascinating experience because nothing happens in a prison, and when those who are there are confronted with something new, it quickly becomes a highlight. They invest so much energy in it that it gets very emotional.
With his vivid imagination the New Yorker Street artist Tom Bob conquers the streets with his crazy creations. He transforms the most unusual items, mainly urban furniture into art. Tom Bob refuses to simply live in the world. He’s reshaping it.
I entered the game in 2009 a feral junkie in recovery who had grown up surrounded by crime and poverty it took a lot of adjustment, I went from crazy crack houses to painting in houses in Norway that were so flashy I was astonished.
For a wheelchair user, a sidewalk without an access ramp is a wall. And, according to the latest census, only 9% of sidewalks in São Paulo have access ramps. Therefore, to draw attention to this lack of accessibility, we invited artists to do what they do best to the city’s walls to do their art on walls that only wheelchair users are aware of.