Fri, Jun 18|
Art Fridays: Studio Conversations with Obie Platon
Reinventing Urban Spaces
Time & Location
Jun 18, 2021, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
About The Event
Our next guest in the "Studio Conversations' series, Obie Platon, is a street artist based in Bucharest who has carved a well-known reputation for himself in the street art world under the pseudonym Allan Dalla (a play on words which roughy translates as Helter-Skelter). He is a founding member of the URBANART Association, an organization focused on the regeneration through art of underdeveloped urban areas, which numbers many international projects in its portfolio.
Don’t miss the premiere on our Facebook, IGTV and YouTube on June 18 at 2 p.m. New York & Toronto time / 11 a.m. Los Angeles & Vancouver time / 9 p.m. Bucharest time. Watch also on our website and other social media accounts anytime later.
Obie Platon (b.1987) studied Architecture and his highly complex murals range from abstract painting to graffiti, with folkloric elements. His artworks are inspired by the platonic geometry and philosophy, being influenced by Romanian culture, social beliefs, and popular imagery. Using geometric patterns with powerful symbols and meanings, his works are truly amazing oases of color and message in the urban environment.
Obie believes that the most important thing for an artist of the present is to reflect the era in which he lives in order to convey the energy received from those who came before to future generations. For him, the perfect STUDIO is to be found outdoors, in the urban environment, where he can resurrect the existing spaces by endowing them with a new story and new perspectives.
ART FRIDAYS, the aegis of our ongoing visual arts program, presents “Studio Conversations”, an online series that offers an intimate, behind-the-scenes access to 10 rising stars of the Romanian artistic scene, uncovering their philosophy and practices, technical approaches, sources of inspiration, and personal stories. Get ready for a close encounter with some amazingly creative individuals, working in a wide range of styles and media, right in the heart of their studios.
“Studio Conversations” features the following Romanian artists: Ioana Palamar, Cătălin Bădărău, Lea Rasovszky, Ciprian Paleologu, Aurora Király, Bianca Mann, Ştefan Radu Creţu, Delia Călinescu (Zoiţa), and Obie Platon.