The urban intervention MONARCH OCCUPATION - Lisbon consists of "lambe lambe" (rubber stamp prints with acrylic paint on paper, starch glue) on walls and street furniture in degradation conditions in Rio de Janeiro. In Lisbon, the "lambe lambe" took the form of a paper wall tile, in most of the cases on tiled facades, where the original ceramic tiles were already missing, by decay or theft. No real tile were covered by the paper tiles.
This intervention is based on the iconic image of a armed soldier in camouflage uniform, with butterfly wings out of his back, which can be found in a variety of other art works by the artist, accompanied by new images, all of them belonging to the military universe: tanks, grenades, bombs, pistols, machetes, among others, embellished by a variety of flowers. This series was created as a reference to the portuguese's single figure tiles [ examples >> ].
Fábio Carvalho's urban art projects act as small insertions, pieces that invade the space almost like a parasite. The interventions appear mainly by tensioning what is already there, rather than imposing themselves top down to a space. The interventions require a certain intimacy to get into action. They remain dormant until you activate them with your look. They do not shout - they whisper.