Cyrcle. Is now in Hong Kong for the opening of their new show at the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong, painting for the occasion this huge mural entitled Rise Above on the side of the Youth Outreach Center in Sai Wan Ho, a wall previously painted by Shida and TwoOne:
According to the gallery, the wall itself can only be painted in harnesses with abseiling equipment as there is no platform for scaffolding. After one day of training, Cyrcle was able to start repainting the wall dangling 14 stories in the air with a bag full of spray. Not an easy task!
“Rise Above” was the appropriate theme used for the Youth Outreach wall. It depicts a boy in a hot air balloon ascending towards the sky. Youth Outreach is an organization aiming to help children get off the streets and away from drugs and crime. Above Second and Cyrcle donated the mural to the center in the hopes of inspiring the youth of Hong Kong to rise above the challenges they face everyday.
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