MORE ABOUT THE MURAL PROJECT:
As new members to the St. Clair West community, it is clear that this neighbourhood is in the process of changing rapidly. We at Akin believe it’s important that new changes are guided by the existing community. In partnership with StreetARToronto - a program of the City of Toronto, Transportation Services Division, Akin is excited to unveil the new mural by artist Luvsumone.
ARTIST STATEMENT FROM LUVSUMONE:
This work is inspired by the potential of the St. Clair Gardens neighbourhood and it’s residence. Each of the portraits are of children who pass our building every day. The mythical animals and location represent the infinite possibilities of an unknown future and a time of great change. Change that with guidance could mean exciting and unimaginable things for this neighbourhood and it’s residence.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Luvsumone’s work reflects his personal experimentation and evolution of what graffiti is to him. The urban phenomenon of "graffiti" has grown and changed so much over the years and Luvsumone is somewhere in the mess. He grew up a purist in the game, so he don’t use tape, stencils, projections, brushes or chalk. Everything is done freehanded on the spot with the spray can. However, being a millennial and growing up with the age of the internet Luvsumone’s style has been influenced by so many other forms of media and artists all over the world. He does his best to break or bend the "rules" of tradition graffiti murals and pushes the boundaries of what graffiti means. Luvsumone believes this is crucial to the development and growth of our culture and future.