Friday, December 17, 2010

Mad C // Stylemachine

This is hands down the largest and most amazing concept wall production we have ever seen from a single person. Mad C has set the bar beyond most writer's reach and redefines what it means to be extraordinary. She calls it “Stylemachine". Nearly a year in the making, 150+ colors, 1489 cans and a 680m2 wall. Hats off to you, Mad C.

In her own words:
"Here we are, the wall is done! Even though I decided to paint a little further still - I just finished it before the snow set in. The wall was originally planned to end at the set of windows since those are difficult to involve and the surface of the wall became pretty bad from thereon too. However, I decided to extend my theme in places and take the challenge to paint until the very end of the wall. Now it is about 680m2 of wall space. Finally, the picture is complete and I hope the story sums up. My Stylemachine-idea was based on the life of a dedicated graffiti writer. It's a wall for all of us who paint 10+ years and who put all their energy and heart into it.

That's how I translated the idea:
Scene one - the laboratory - we sketch, we try, we are inspired, no matter under which circumstances, lack of time or interruption

Scene two & three - the machine and harbour - we select sketches and produce our ideas, try techniques, style- and colour-variations and get them out into the world

Scene four - the difficult journey - a lot of our work gets destroyed f.e. by the buff, toys or by the nature, so we have to keep on doing our thing no matter what

Scene five - the city - you keep on sending your name into the world, so at the end of the day some of your pieces reach their destination, where they belong and where they are seen.

And for those out there who like numbers a lot: some days I went up and down the ladder more than 500 times; fell off the ladder 4 times; counted in days I painted more than 4 months every day at least 10 hours; I used 1489 cans; 158 different colours; 600+ caps; 3 different kind of caps, 100 liters primer; 140 liters exterior paint; painted at temperatures from +2C° to +38C° in sunshine, rain, storm, day and night; painted my biggest and smallest piece so far and overall painted my name far more than 100 times on this wall. I'm curious if anyone will guess or find out how many there actually are. I made only one exception from solely painting MadC pieces on this wall. Special place in my heart - special place on my wall.

And last but not least - a massive thanks to everyone who supported me throughout the year, Molotow above all of course."

Mad C Bio:
Mad C painted her first piece in 1996. However, she didn't start painting seriously and constantly until 1998. Since then, Mad C took every possible chance to travel and paint. Her pieces can be found in Germany, SPain, Czech Republic, Sweden, UK, Ireland, USA, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, France, Greece, and Lebanon. She is a member of the Bandits Crew since 2001 and part of the Wallnuts crew since 2007. Even though her heart is dedicated to letters, she also paints characters and all kinds of backgrounds in order to create huge wall productions all by herself. When she's not painting, she works as a designer, animator, and author.

For more Mad C be sure to visit: MADC.TV

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