"There's no such thing as bad publicity" Berlin, GERMANY 2018
The piece is a critique of the global development of street art and muralism into a merchantil and decorative industry.
Located on Warschauerstr 58, Berlin GERMANY.
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"The Mediterrannean Tunnel" Sliema, MALTA / Sapri, ITALY 2015
The dyptic piece which starts in Sliema (Malta Island) and finishes 700km further in Sapri ( Italy) means to highlight the European poor way to manag the historical migration crisis that happen(ed) around mediterreannean see.
First part located at 64 Tower Road, Sliema, MALTA
Second part located at 5 SS 18 Tirrena Inferiore
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"Test city, Salem, Massachusetts" Salem, USA 2018
The piece aims to question the development of the Boston Dynamics Company in Waltham Massachusetts, a few km from this wall. The company produces the most advance robots in the world and claims they would never weaponize them while beeing sponsored by DARMA and starting a collaboration with US Police to use those robots for "public safety".
Located at the crossing of Congress Str and Pickering way
Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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Mateo aka MTO was born and raised in France where he received MFA in national art school. He lived in Berlin, Germany from 2006 to 2013 where he started practicing graffiti under the moniker “MTO” in 2008. Nowadays, his murals can be found all over the world and published extensively on the Internet. He has painted in various cities in France, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Ukraine, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, North Ireland, Malta, and many cities of the USA. MTO combines conceptual and surrealistic art. Each artwork is site-specific, based on the research conducted by the artist. He explores local culture, political, social and technological change issues to inspire a dialogue on relevant topics through his contextual art.