Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans in Kiev, Ukraine 2016

Pangeaseed Foundation, in collaboration with Artsynonym and Art United Us just wrapped it up their first activation of Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans in Kiev, Ukraine. Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is a groundbreaking public art project created by PangeaSeed Foundation and supporting artists to help bring the beauty and the plight of the world’s oceans to the streets around the world. Collaborating with internationally renowned artists, large-scale murals focus attention on pressing issues such as overfishing, plastics and pollution, global climate change, and habitat loss.

For this project PangeaSeed teamed up with ArtUnitedUs, leaded by Iryna Kanishcheva and Geo Leros, to be part of their ground-breaking urban art project which collaborates with more than two hundred globally renowned artists through mural art and the promulgation of maintaining peace on Earth.

“PangeaSeed’ Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans mission is to generate awareness and stimulate dialogue to inspire positive changes surrounding global ocean environmental issues, and that is the main reason we are very excited to work with Art United Us, because they share our vision of change and we both believe art is the perfect mediator between artists and audiences to raise social transformation and a global action,” Enriqueta Arias, Regional Creative Director and co-curator of this activation.

Canadian artist Olivier Bonnard, who painted a mural designed to stimulate public awareness to the problem of war, aggression, violence and the consequences of human impact on the Black Sea. In Pursuit of Providing the Black Sea a Voice.

Olivier’s mural combines the role of Cossacks in the historical and cultural development of Ukraine and the consequences of human impact on the Black Sea, such as eutrophication, which gradually deteriorated and may result in the development of species with low nutritious value, including fish. It also leads to severe oxygen depletion and the so-called “dead zones,” where no animals can survive. and biological diversity is lost.

Check out the video of the wall below…



Photos of video courtesy of Pangeaseed Foundation



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