Thejakartatimes – Make people aware of a clean and comfortable environment or social issues can be through any media. Like the 2017 Tropica Festival, which helps raise public awareness on various environmental and social issues, through graffiti art or mural.
The event initiated by Nippon Paint invites as many as 45 mural artists from Indonesia and abroad to participate in activities that take place in Canggu, Bali. These artists use 520 liters of Nippon Weatherbond paint and 2,664 Pylox.
In addition, the festival is also a means for local artists to meet and connect with world-renowned artists while getting input on the global urban art world. The Tropica Festival itself is organized by local and international communities for the first time in 2016 and focuses on street art and graffiti.
A total of 50 murals were created by these artists during the five-day festival, July 26-30, 2017. 25 murals by mural artists from Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya, Philippines, Australia, USA will be enjoyed throughout the year.
Thomas Ng, Representative of Nippon Paint Indonesia said this year is the second year for Nippon Paint to provide support to the implementation of Tropica Festival in Canggu, Bali. This is one of our commitments to actively participate in raising public awareness on various environmental and social issues, especially through graffiti / mural art.
“Through our two excellent products, we want to help the people around Canggu, Bali to enjoy the beauty of the mural art that is in harmony with the surrounding environment Nippon Weatherbond is the premium paint exterior of Nippon Paint that has Anti-Weather Technology so resistant to extreme weather. has a high resistance to dirt, fungus, peeling, alkali, and does not contain lead and mercury so environmentally friendly, while Pylox is Nippon Paint’s flagship spray since 1969 and is the main weapon of graffiti artists.
This year, in addition to featuring a joint mural painting activity, there are also a series of other art activities such as art competitions, skateboarding demos, kids workshops, hip hop art performances and dances also enliven this festival. (Vemale.com)