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The Greatest of Mysteries | Architecture by Myneandyours
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The Greatest of Mysteries - Architecture

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When you find yourself immersed in the spectacular you never forget it. The vast unfathomable clusters of stars surrounding our pale blue dot leading us into the unknown, remind us of this awesome mystery every time we look up. It filters into our atmosphere and fills us with an immeasurable awe, one we cannot comprehend.
Taking this idea and doing it justice is ambitious. The only way that made sense to me to install an experience like this was to surround the viewer with it. Painting a car park sounds somewhat unorthodox, but with the right concept it made for the perfect setting. In there lies the opportunity to immerse the viewer, and give them a chance to experience the unknown in the most unlikely of places. Just like a trip out to the desert to stargaze, you have to know the best places to go.
The title inspired by Carl Sagan puts that heart-sinking feeing into words better than I ever could;
“Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us – there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching The Greatest of Mysteries.”
After adjusting our minds to working at night, our uneasy routine become part of the experience. Daylight became the reminder to close our eyes. The installation lasted 32 nights, and the sacrifice of any normal order. Just like the wonderful interconnectivity we should all feel with one another, this project was brought to life through the vision and determination of a whole team of people; from my assistants who came from all over the world to help, to the team at D3 who helped maintain some sort of order while we created the unknown. Their sharing of a rather ambitious vision helped me create something that if you experience you will never forget.
32 nights, 740 man hours, 18 walls, 1840 sq metres, 620 stencils, 560 clouds, 50000 stars, 288 litres of paint, 150 cans.

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Myneandyours is an artist uninterested in definition - in fact he’s confused by it. His work explores a continuing narrative seeking dialogue in the hope of stimulating curiosity about ourselves. Really he’s just speaking to his younger self asking him to take a step back and consider things. His bold visual language full of colour and misleading wit seems cheerful on the outside, but is laced with dark undertones riddling the viewer into a false sense of security.

He comes from no artistic institution, has had no formal artistic training, has never participated in a residency, has refused a label, but has interned for one of the most influential street artists of our time. He exists as an anomaly.