The Canadian artist 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.
His 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.
Born in Sherbrooke and Montreal based, Olivier Bonnard is a surrealist painter who creates his own mythology, twisted deities, rulers and underdogs, inviting the viewer to wander around and discover an unlimited imagination and his unique oneiric world; half realistic, half fictional, surrounded by his traditional mastery with the paint brush.
For this project PangeaSeed teamed up with ArtUnitedUs — Iryna Kanishcheva & Geo Leros— for their ground-breaking urban art project which collaborates with more than 200 globally renowned artists through mural art and the promulgation of maintaining peace on Earth. — Enriqueta Arias
Here’s a recap video of Olivier’s mural in Eastern Europe! Enjoy!
Drone shot by Geo Leos
Video by Enriqueta Arias
Music “If I Could Find You” by The Holydrug Couple