Caleb Neelon just got back from China and shared with me a few pics of the mural he worked on for eight very, hot days. Normally a mural like this takes about 4-5 days, but because it was so hot Caleb was unable to actually even paint between the hrs of 9am and 4:30pm. (Kinda jealous of that heat right now here in chilly SF). He also passes along some images of the neighborhood and the paintings he mentions below:
"I just got back from China, from Shenzhen, right next to Hong Kong. It was the hottest place I've ever done a mural... brutal. The Dafen Art Museum, where we did the project, is in the middle of the neighborhood where a very large percentage of the world's replica oil paintings are made. Unique neighborhood for sure.
The mural was for (and on) the Dafen Art Museum. It's a project for the Shenzhen pavilion of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, curated by Urbanus, the architecture firm that designed the museum."
Caleb, practically naked, due to the heat. Heathen!
A mural by Alexandros Vasmoulakis. LOVE it.