Join us for a special reception with artists Sam Paolini and Adam Gouveia for their current exhibition: Mural Mission Mused – Collaborations of Spikepit & SPAO. FREE and open to the public, in PMAC’s Haas Hall, 973 Islington Street in Portsmouth. Refreshments will be served.
Adam Gouveia and Sam Paolini are illustrators and painters who work collaboratively. Their artwork is a natural, free-form happening, with little planning and a lot of on-the-spot decisions. Their creatures, abstractions and alien landscapes burst with color and attitude; illustrating other-wordly dreams and nightmares; reality and fantasy. They are going on a three month tour of America to paint murals for free for DIY and community spaces, September-December 2017. This collection inspired the Mural Mission.
SAM PAOLINI is an illustrator, textile designer, printmaker, publisher, and teacher. At age 16, Sam founded Wrong Brain as an after-school art club. After 2 years at MassArt, Sam dropped out to pursue an art career outside of the establishment. Since then, Sam has done album covers, posters, logos, murals, zines, illustrated a children’s book, shown in galleries and museums, started an upcycled clothing business featuring their art, and had numerous jobs as an art instructor for children, teens and adults. Sam has been running Wrong Brain, in various forms, for 14 years- the past 2 as a legitimate nonprofit. It’s been a full time job, working as a volunteer, and the Mural Mision serves as research, creative adventure, and vacation.
ADAM GOUVEIA is a graffiti artist, graphic designer, illustrator, painter, videographer, animator, and comic book artist. Born and raised in a small New Hampshire town, Adam spent his childhood drawing cartoons and exploring the woods with his trusty canine. In middle school he was introduced to the world of graffiti and the concept of public art. After high school Adam shifted his focus to comic books/sequential art. Concepting story boards, penciling, inking and doing the typography led to an interest in graphic design. From there Adam began doing freelance gig posters and album artwork for local musicians, which in time led to national and international design jobs as well.