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Making of a "paste up" based on painting of Ruffino Tamayo called "Lovers".
I met Alfonso and Eleanor in San Francisco a few years ago. He was a poet and a revolutionary, she an ex-nurse, studying genetics for fun. Eleanor passed away in May last year and Alfonso few months later. They cared about each other very deeply till the end. This paste-up is a celebration of their lives and love.

  • Jola Kudela
  • Aga Lesiewicz
  • Poppy Ackroyd
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    2 minutes 30 seconds
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    July 7, 2016
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    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Jola Kudela

I was born in Poland and I now travel between Paris, London and Warsaw for various projects.
I graduated from the Lodz Film School PWSFTViT (Master of Fine Arts degree in Animation and Visual Effects) . I work as a film maker and in my spare time I do the street-art. www.yolart.net

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Director Statement

Streets are my gallery and local communities are my audience.

My visuals are based on icons of classical paintings - I recreate them with contemporary models.

Working in public spaces forces me to be socially engaged. I feel that today artists shouldn’t produce decorative, meaningless visuals that serve only as publicity stunts. I work in the streets and my art should reflect what’s going on in those streets and in the society. I try to do it with a dose of humour, even when I speak about serious issues, like racism, ageism, or homophobia.

I create huge collages with photographed models, which I then print on blue-back paper and paste up on walls.

I keep fragmented parts from the original painting to create a dialogue between the original and my interpretation of it. I choose derelict, abandoned buildings for my paste ups. They have their own soul and become integral part of my visuals. In turn my visuals become an organic component of the urban scenery.