STUDIOFORMA UNVEILS INTERIOR OFFICE PAINT PROJECT: A FREE-FLOW PAINTED MURAL BY SWISS HIP-HOP & STREET ARTIST SAM OIBEL 1.
Swiss Street & Hip Hop Artist Samora Bazzarabusa a.k.a Sam Oibel1 was commissioned by STUDIOFORMA to apply an interior mural adorning the entrance and balustrade of their Zurich office.
The design office of STUDIOFORMA is located in the middle of Zurich’s multicultural milieu, “Kreis 4”. A hub for Switzerland’s creative breed of architects, graphic artists, fashion designers, music and clubbing scene and a tightly-knit immigrant community from Africa and South America..
The result is a black and white mural of respectable size: A contemporary wall paint displays numerous whimsical and happy faces. The bold imagery is covering almost 20 m² of the office wall and serves now as a witty show stopper for the office staff and their environment. It welcomes visitors and employees with a cheerful vibrancy and grasps the attention of passers-by through the office’s large window front.
Alex Leuzinger, Founder of STUDIOFORMA who refers Jean-Michel Basquiat and CJ Hendry among his favourite painting artist says, “It makes sense to develop a fresh workplace our young and international design team and to simultaneously please our largely nuanced neighbourhood. Sam’s black inked artwork of the Happy Faces remind me on a cartoon. The subtle integration of comical hearts and crowns resemble signature images of New York’s pop art and graffiti legends like Basquiat and Keith Haring. The monochrome yet playful tonality clearly depicts Sam’s accurate painting technique and his distinctive tribal cartoon style. I was surprised when I eye-witnessed the Making-Of. Sam applied the ink in a free-flow directly to the wall without any prior sketching or outlining. The architectural elements of the given space, the oblong and curved 20-meter stair rail, was harmoniously incorporated into the picture. Happy Faces energizes me and my staff and transformed our blank office walls into cheerful and uplifting spaces for everyone and every day to see.”