TPL Unveils World’s Tallest Mural – A gift to Quaid-e-Azam on his birthday
We are pleased to announce that Pepe Gaka has painted the world’s tallest mural on Centrepoint, the flagship office building of TPL Properties. The mural was completed for unveiling on 25th of December, as a special gift to Quaid-e-Azam on his birthday. This project is a collaboration with International Public Art Festival (IPAF) – an initiative of I AM KARACHI (IAK) and is supported by the Government of Italy, a Democratic Republic.
Mural Painter: Mr. Giuseppe Percivati Pseudonym: Pepe Gaka
Pepe Gaka is a mural artist from Italy. His work includes depictions of the relationship between human beings and nature, creating pieces that are in harmony with their surroundings.
The 286 feet tall mural by Pepe Gaka on Centrepoint will be the world’s tallest. Tracing the stunning Karachi coastline, the bird shown is found in Karachi around the record breaking million mangroves planted across a coast stretching 350 km. These mangroves support Pakistan’s ecosystem as a breeding ground for marine life and birds, providing firewood and fodder for livestock.
The Red Dot on the top, dates back to Britain’s greatest art rivalry in the 18th century between the nation’s most renowned painters Joseph Mallord William Turner and John Constable, whose painting, “The Opening of Waterloo Bridge” was hung alongside Turner’s latest seascape. The surface of Constable’s painting stood out, leaving its rival in the shadow. Turner retaliated by painting a red dot in the middle of his green sea, changing the entire composition. Suddenly it looked exciting, experimental – set alight by red in a moment of pure painterly freedom.
Turner’s historical red dot had profound influence on the birth of modern art – the concept of ‘less is more.’ Interestingly the red dot also represents the logo of Centrepoint.
World’s Tallest Mural:
Artist: Pepe Gaka
Location: Centrepoint, Karachi – Pakistan
Height: 286.67 ft (87.4 meters x 3.28’)
Material: Berger Weather Shield.
Artist: Sean Martindale
Location: St. James Town, 200 Wellesley Street, Downtown Toronto
Height: 250 feet
Material: Dulux Paints
Artist: Hendrik Beikirch
Location: Few blocks away from Haeundae I’Park skyscrapers in Busan, South Korea
Height: 230 feet
Material: Spray Paints & Monochrome