This project has been a long time coming. Since two years ago when I participated in the first En Masse project, I’ve always wanted to use a limited color palette in a live collaboration. So this year I bit the bullet and organized it with Pop Montreal’s “Art Pop” and dropped the cash on the materials. Come check us out during the festival, K?PRESS RELEASE (cuz I know you want to read it):
“80 square feet of plaster-covered panels; Four colours; 5 days.
Tyler K Rauman, Lisa Czech, Dewey Guyen, Andy DaSilva, Kirsten McCrea, and Sara Guindon are aiming to complete 10 4’x2’ paintings from inception to final brush stroke in 5 days during this year’s Pop Montreal music festival.
These 6 psychedelic and irreverent illustrators collectively have several dozen improvised murals under their belts with the black-and-white live mural collective “En Masse”, but what distinguishes this effort is simply the use of color. The inclusion of a limited color palette, though a seemingly simple change, will provide an interesting challenge for these prolific collaborators that will require a high level of coordination and communication.
Located at the beautiful “Pop Quarters” (3450 St. Urbain, formerly l’Ecole Des Beaux Arts de Montréal) alongside displays by other artists, including Richmond Lam and Marcel Dzama.
Several other specials guests and collaborators will be making appearances.”