For Dabs and Myla, life is never dull. On any given day, you might find them traveling to some far-flung corner of the world to paint a mural, creating artwork for a film set, or building an installation that transfigures a gallery’s conventional white walls into an three-dimensional wonderland. Most often, you will find them in their studio, heads bowed over a pair of paintings that they pass back and forth to each other across their shared work table, in a perpetual collaborative exchange punctuated by playful banter, music selections and tasty treats. But the one constant that you can always rely on is that you will find them side by side. Since they moved to Los Angeles from Australia in 2009, Myla and Dabs have never been apart for more than a few hour.
Despite their harmonious dynamic, chaos is a constant in their lives. One day, they might be at home madly grinding away to meet an illustration deadline, and the next morning be jetting off to Mexico City to paint a mural through the night, only to return to Los Angeles the following day—fueled on sugar, caffeine and the few moments of sleep they could catch in transit—to greet throngs of fans lined up outside a gallery exhibition of their paintings. They have been invited to paint murals in places as various as Rio de Janeiro, London, Detroit, Norway and Tahiti.
MONTANA SHOP MADRID turns 5 years old and from MONTANA COLORS we’d like to celebrate like it deserves to be celebrated, by bringing three urban culture and graffiti related activities to (exhibition by Zeta, Saturno and Blize, collective project "One World, One Wall" and MTN Speed Throw Ups competition), FESTEEN 2015, the 3rd adolescent cultural festival in Madrid, this coming October 3rd and 4th (saturday and sunday) at the MATADERO Madridspace.
* Illustration by Saturno "The Creatter".
Since 1994 the founders of Montana Colors have promised as one of their objectives and standards, to guarantee that all products meet all the most rigorous requirements for preserving the environment and health of graffiti writers.
We have demonstrated our capability to produce products, transport them, and sell them, minimizing the the environmental impact. We are committed to making sure the future generations have a better world.
We have always used the iconic “Keep The Planet Clean”, became pioneers on a global level by collecting empty spray cans and educating and up-lifting awareness of our clients. All of our products our made with completely recyclable materials.
We uphold the ISO 9001 certification for our quality control as well as the ISO 14001, which guarantees our commitment to the environment. Together the quality level and reward for a job well done is attributed to our entire staff and the support and recognition we get from our clients.
Aerosols can contaminate if they are not used properly. This is why we encourage recycling cans once they are empty. They should be taken to the appropriate recycling container or center or to any of the hundreds of MTN trash can holders at shops where our products are distributed.
We work with the sensitivity of a craftsman; the best tool for creating and beautifying and up-lifting dark and colorless places. We have a mutual agreement with the environment. “What starts off good, should end good.”
“Can you count?”, Cyrus said in ‘The Warriors’.
“Can you count? Can you imagine the amount of empty cans that there are in the world?” The majority, unfortunately, end up being thrown on the ground of halls of game, yards, tunnels, etc…
The people from CanLove, via their new project, CANLOVE: 1500 Project, propose doing something with those dirty, rusted spray cans: collecting, manipulating, and cutting them, and using the parts to construct something new.
From Montana Colors, true to our slogan, Keep the Planet Clean, we are participating by offering 1,500 unsellable white 94 cans, which the people at CanLove have used to make a huge canvas for painting upon.