Taguspark invited five Portuguese artists to transform some of the walls of the garages in the largest national science and technology park into works of art. Each work by the graffiti artists Clo Bougard, Youthoner, Gonçalo Mar, The Caver and Stylerone conveys a motivational and inspirational message related to Taguspark’s values. The murals were painted during the lockdown resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, and pay tribute to closeness and embracing, to happiness and wellness.
“Taguspark seeks, at all times, to promote wellness, quality of life and happiness in the workplace. This initiative reinforces the contribution of the arts to inner life, boosting morale and quality of life. At Taguspark, art and culture can be found widely, and these murals, painted by internationally acclaimed artists, form part of our Museum of Urban Art, which is in full development”, reveals Eduardo Baptista Correia, Taguspark’s CEO.
Spread across several buildings at Taguspark, in particular the Central Hub, eight garage walls are now painted by the artists Clo Bougard (curatorship by Elisa Ochoa), Youthoner, Gonçalo Mar, The Caver, Stylerone (curatorship by Tapumarte). The graffiti artists were inspired by topics such as the environment, history, poetry, philosophy, knowledge and overcoming difficulty to pay homage to closeness and embracing, using bright colours and highly evocative geometric designs. Lockdown served as inspiration for these disruptive and impactful works, all with a motivational or inspirational message related to Taguspark’s values.