Lazaro YAIRAN MONTEJO "MESTRE" aka 5STARS - The Cuban Visual Artist

 

 

 

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YAIRAN MONTEJO AKA 5STARS IS AN ARTIST BORN AND RAISED IN CUBA.
HE BEGAN PAINTING MURALS IN 2010 DUE TO THE LACK OF STREET ART IN CUBA, SINCE THIS TYPE OF ART IS NOT TYPICAL OF HIS COUNTRY.

 

 

5stars began to paint all sorts of things like letters, stencils, etc. He finally achieved the creation of his own style of characters and is expressing himself through them.


5stars has painted in a variety of events in Cuba, such as festivals and community projects. Presently he is living and painting in Germany,
where he develops his creations in a studio since at times it's difficult to paint in the streets and the weather can be harsh.

 

 

In his artworks, he deals with his own life, daily impressions, but also with stories of people he has met. His imagery is usually very colorful,
flashy and eye-catching.

 

 

The themes in his artworks are varied. They deal with his passion for basketball,
his longing for his family but also about everyday situations such as lack of sleep or stress.

 

  

 

In 2018 5stars had several big projects:

In July 5stars was at the BLEND Festival in Frankfurt, which was themed hip hop and street art.
There he painted street art on a wall together with the artist Justus Becker.

 

 

 

He also redesigned a bar in the Hotel Berlin Berlin. He has transformed the simple ceiling of the bar to a Berlin scene bar with urban street feeling.

  

 

At the Monumenta Leipzig 5stars was allowed to paint on a house wall. This artwork deals with language barriers, that can be overcome with the help of art.
 As a Cuban in Germany it was not easy for him to learn German quickly. Nevertheless, people have understood his pictures and with them his thoughts.
He was able to express himself through his art without mastering perfect German. 

 

 

5stars has remodeled a basketball court in Berlin Kreuzberg in October with the artist Anne Bengard. So he could encounter basketball on another path.
Together they painted a magnificent artwork.

 

   

 

If you want to see more of 5stars art, check him on #instagram: 

5starcinco

 Or his homepage:

https://5starsshop.bigcartel.com/

 

 

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