Station 16 Gallery is honored to present PLANAR DIRECTION, a solo exhibition by Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone as a part of this year’s edition of the Montreal MURAL Festival. Pantone has been a practicing graffiti artist since the age of twelve and has truly mastered the art of spray painting. His unique work is at the forefront of street art and ranges from graffiti to kinetic art. Using a variety of mediums with a blend of bold graphic design, geometric shapes, and vivid colors, Pantone has managed to create striking work with an ultra-modern aesthetic.
The exhibition will be on display at Station 16 Gallery and will be open to the public from June 8th to June 24th.
Living in a hyper-technological world, we as viewers are submitted to a vast amount of visual information. Pantone’s combination of distinct black and white designs mixed with fluorescent colors has been a successful strategy in making his pieces stand out within the street art community and remain more visible over time. His art captures the essence of the digital age and reflects his travels, experiences, and his view on the changing landscape of the world - an increasingly dynamic and connected place. Pantone is optimistic about technology and the future, a fact that he celebrates with his artwork and murals all over the world.
Since its founding in 2012, the MURAL Festival’s mission has been to democratize urban art. What began as a love letter from Montreal to the world, the festival has grown into a unique international celebration of the arts, with its own distinctive DNA. MURAL’s abundant and ever-expanding portfolio of over 80 murals and installations bring change and wonder to the communities they inhabit. Each new edition of the festival brings together street artists, muralists, musicians, creators, art enthusiasts and the curious to assemble for what’s new and relevant in urban culture.