Italian born London based artist Giacomo Bufarini aka Run (Previously on Hookedblog) has been a regular on site over the years as he has created some beautiful street pieces since he relocated to the city.
The artist was one of 11 artist recently invited to Marrakech, Morocco to take part in MB6 Street Art (Previously on Hookedblog), a parallel project at this years 6th Marrakesh Bienalle. Hookedblog were in town while Run was working on one of a number of murals he painted in Morocco and we managed to catch the artist in action in Marrakesh painting this large scale mural right outside the Bahai Palace one of the venues for this years Marrakesh Bienelle.
Bufarini takes a break from painting to speak to us about his new project Time Traveller Artist Man
Since returning from Morocco Bufarini has been working on his book titled Time Traveller Artist Man which has now been completed and a Kickstarter fundraiser has been launched to cover the cost to print the book. Author and designer Tristan Manco has written the introduction to Bufarini's book, a small extract of which is below:
"Part travelling diary, part monograph, Time Traveller Artist Man charts the triumphs and tribulations of an imaginative soul with a passion for travel, whose worldwide voyages have become a catalyst to create art that is elemental and playful, with the ultimate goal of engaging with people from all walks of life.
The reference to time travel in the book’s title is a quirky but insightful notion which reflects the artist’s particular world vision. Through his journeys to countries such as China, Senegal, Italy, Morocco and Gambia, where in many areas they still do things in time-honoured ways, by hand or with basic tools and methods, the artist was struck by the sense of going back in time. Some of these places are rapidly developing beyond recognition and consequently there is the danger of losing some of these traditional ways and yet within this process of change, Run’s explorations of different cultures confirm for him a central belief in the universality of humankind."
You can watch Bufarini's Kickstarter video below in which he talks about this project and the rewards you can get for donating money to help this book get printed.
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Visit the The Time Traveller Artist Man Kickstarter page to see all the rewards and to make a donation to this great project.