Each month, SAFEWALLS is pairing up with three cutting-edge artists to create original art posters inspired by Cirque du Soleil shows. With these artworks, SAFEWALLS tours the world following the trail of Cirque du Soleil shows to hold a monthly exhibition that grows in size as works from previous cities are added to the collection. By bringing Cirque du Soleil and visual artists together, SAFEWALLS celebrates street art and culture—the very roots of Cirque—and breathes new life into the time-honoured art form that is the vintage circus poster.
OVO is a headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects’ home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion. OVO is overflowing with contrasts. The hidden, secret world at our feet is revealed as tender and torrid, noisy and quiet, peaceful and chaotic. And as the sun rises on a bright new day the vibrant cycle of insect life begins anew.
Based on OVO and done in pure El Mac style, this artwork is a mix of patterns, shapes and lines creating a complicated internal logic, forcing viewers to step back to fully appreciate the abstract calligraphy.
Based on OVO this artwork by Jason Limon consists of an amalgamation of plant-life with all other life forms on our planet creating a large array of new characters and beings.
Shag was impressed by the African and Brazilian songs performed in OVO. He decided to project a sense of musicality with the poster he designed.