NANNY’S TABLE – FUMEROISM AT ART BASEL 2016

Headlining today's post ... Nanny's Kitchen, a mural by Fumeroism at Art Basel 2016

Headlining today’s post … Nanny’s Kitchen, a mural Fumeroism created at Art Basel 2016

During Art Basel 2016, Fumeroism created Nanny’s Kitchen and populated it with the vibrant, multi-colored expressionistic characters for which he is known. The mural portrays an earlier time in his life when family members would gather around the kitchen table to talk, reminisce, and simply enjoy each other’s company. Nanny’s Kitchen now takes its place in Fumero’s The Table Series, a body of paintings that inspired his Table Series logo.

At 30’ x 60’ it is his largest wall to date. Fumeroism tackled it with gusto over a ten day period: buffing the wall, projecting the outline, laying down the first colors, adding depth and dimensionality, filling in details, etc.

Charm City Streets first met Fumeroism on Saturday morning, December 3rd, shortly after he finished the three figures on the left. Over the next two and a half days Charm City Streets was fascinated by the pace and expertise with which Fumeroism painted the mural. Now you can follow along as Fumeroism completes his portrayal of his mother, Uncle Bill, Aunt Theresa, Nanny (grandmother), and Uncle Anthony enjoying their little kaffeeklatsch (not sure of the equivalent Italian expression).

Template for Fumeroism's mural Nanny's Kitchen

Template for Fumeroism’s mural Nanny’s Kitchen

The first glimpse of Nanny's Kitchen, Saturday morning, December 3rd

The first glimpse of Nanny’s Kitchen, Saturday morning, December 3rd

The left panel of Nanny's Kitchen shows Fumeroism's mother, Uncle Bill and Aunt Theresa

The left panel of Nanny’s Kitchen shows Fumeroism’s mother, Uncle Bill and Aunt Theresa

A view of the completed upper left panel

The clouds parted, and a sunnier view of the completed upper left panel emerged.

Fumeroism unclogging a spray can

Fumeroism unclogs a spray can prior to working on the right panel.

Working on fine detail

Working on fine detail

The top portion of the right-side panel showing Nanny and Uncle Anthony now complete

Now complete, the top portion of the right-side panel shows Nanny and Uncle Anthony.

 

Checking the template to determine next steps

Checking the template to determine next steps

Other relatives stop by to watch Fumeroism at work

Other relatives stop by to watch Fumeroism at work

Jugging colors

Jugging colors

After talking with visiting family members, Fumeroism kicked things up into overdrive and worked straight through the night to complete Nanny’s Kitchen. His energetic pace begged the question – is this a street artist or a personal trainer in action?

Thumbs up - let's kick up the pace

Thumbs up – let’s kick up the pace

Unclogging another spray can

Unclogging another spray can

Street artist or exercise trainer in action - kinda tough to decide

We’ll start here

Street artist or exercise trainer in action - kinda tough to decide

Now hop up and work laying down a fine line over here

Street artist or exercise trainer in action - kinda tough to decide

Hop back down and add some shading

Street artist or exercise trainer in action - kinda tough to decide

Now even up that black line

Working on final details

Working on final details

And last - signing his mural

Last but not least – add a signature

Filming an interview with an online reporter

Filming an interview with an online reporter

Those are my folks back there

Those are my folks back there

Using scale to illustrate the size of the mural

Using scale to illustrate the size of the mural

Posing alongside his family

Posing alongside his family

Enjoying the view and the memories ... see you all next year at Art Basel 2017

Enjoying the view and the memories … see you all next year at Art Basel 2017

Here is Fumero’s Table Series logo. You will find it all across the country wherever quality street art is found.

Fumero - The Table Series logo

Fumero – The Table Series logo

For full details about Fumero, his street art, the Table Series, and everything Fumeroism, be sure to visit his website.


© All images and text are copyrighted and are the property of David Muse, unless noted otherwise. You may use any images or text for non-commercial purposes only if you credit the photographer and Charm City Streets. Thank you!

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