Artist bio

FULL BIO Professional Artist, Educator, Speaker & Community Engagement Worker - Marcelino DaCosta aka FrostFlow has been a practitioner and advocate of Hip-Hop culture since 1998. Founder of the internationally renown Ground illusionz - Hip-Hop Collective based out the G.T.A., Canada with membership & affiliation spanning worldwide to U.S.A, Taiwan, South Korea & Japan. FrostFlow is internationally respected as a dynamically progressive and passionate signature B-Boy artist; performing and opening for legends such as: Maestro fresh Wes, Oscar Peterson, KRS One, A Tribe Called Red, Masia One, Grubson, Talib Kwali, Melle Mel & the Furious 5 etc. and has been featured on MUCH, Global, CBC, CTV, TVO & Rogers TV and various international broadcasts since 1999. As a Canadian B-Boy champion, Frost has lead and trained members of his crew to win countless titles both locally and internationally over the last 20 years. Frost has personally coached and trained some of Canada’s top competitive local and international B-Boy champions, including: Anthony “Illz” Put, Brandon “Burn” Tumblod & Ali “Aladdin” Muhammad etc. Frost has also earned his own esteemed solo titles with conviction and has set a foundation movement of deep influence in the history of the Canadian Hip-Hop scene: Ottawa “National Cypher Champ” 2008, Toronto “Style Champ”, 2008, “Absolute Canadian B-Boy” 2009, Toronto “TopRock Champ” 2010, “B-Boy Lifestyle” Award 2011, "Manifesto Arts education award" & Top nominations 2011-2013, "Skillz-O-Meter” National Champion 2012, "Manifesto Top Rock Champ" 2013, UBL top 4 in Toronto 2015-2018. Along with competitive experience, Frost has also become a national ambassador, local leader and pioneer of many grassroots public health initiatives for youth including: "The Word Project" 2004’, "Behaviour Arts Fest" 2009-14’, "R.H.Y.T.H.M." & "Let Go Expo" 2011’, "Share Our Spirit" 2012-14,"The HUB” 2015-18, "STORYTiME" (Japan) 2015-18 , “Sauga Street Dance Summit” 2017 "Full Step Saga" 2016-2018; all while supporting and representing world recognized organizations & companies such as "BBoyizm", "UNITY Charity" & "BluePrint Pathways” as a performer, producer, program coordinator, facilitator, and senior staff. He has also been instructing for City Dance Corps since 2005 and officially has the longest running Breakin’ class in Toronto! Frost currently shares knowledge of Hip-Hop Culture and promotes the arts through continual effort and inspiration on a multitude of platforms: From street-level to stage performance, to speaking at universities and along world-class innovators at TEDX. Frost Flow represents a definitive essence of his craft. Marcelino DaCosta (Ground illusionz / Full Step Saga). Refer to Entrant / Artist Bio Nereo Eutgenio II (Hidden Gems Productions) Nereo Zorro otherwise known as Doktor Strange, Scenereo, is a multi disciplinary Art Force; Universal Art Explorer, Paint Splatterer, Word Wizard, Moving Picture Poet, Visionary, Teacher and student in the school of life. Nereo is founder of the Hidden Gems Arts Collective and the PRISM HOUSE PICTURES Multi-Media Company. Nereo’s mission is to continue developing a solid arts foundation to serve as a base for promoting honest expression, authenticity, community building, networking, healing, community growth, and worldwide beautification.





Artist Statement

MINDMAZE conceptual shortfilm / video art / performance art (BreakDance) /music video

Was originally conceived between Marcelino and Nereo doing a social work project within the Manitoba youth Centre - maximum-security detention in Winnipeg.

Both artists knew they wanted to convey a few things within a video art project. Firstly, what is the battle one faces between man-made and spiritual evil that dwells within the heart, which poisons the mind (MINDMAZE). Acknowledging the struggle through grace of feeling Divine intervention of the creator and fighting back, eventually returning to innocence.

The piece was also intended to act as reference point between various artistic inspirations - via Visual art, literary art, film and music to accurately express where Marcelino’s original dance movement has been derived and manifested from.

This piece was not created for commercial use, and acknowledges the use of its music respectfully in the edit and descriptions on the Vimeo platform. Rather it is a discourse into the psychology of catharsis, the spiritual struggle within the human condition and the liberation through Trial and faith.

The MINDMAZE piece was filmed over two days within York University in Toronto Canada.

Marcelino DaCosta is an accomplished professional artist and dancer of over 20 years based in Mississauga Ontario. His work consists of world-class art education, performance, keynote speaking, poetry, music and storytelling.

Nereo Eutgenio is a internationally known multifaceted professional artist based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. His work revolves around the creation of high level realism and surreal paint murals, film, dance, rap and music recording.

How it fits into contest

MINDMAZE is the epitome of contemporary man’s spiritual battle which is found in Ephesians 6:10-20.

The art piece follows its character through flashbacks of regretful pain in facing and failing against his darker influences within worldly and societal nature. The manifestation of evil in his life has shattered his mind (MINDMAZE). During his internal battle which is depicted through an epic dance and life reference, does the character find divine intervention and salvation.

Through reflection and the re-appropriation of his helmet (headwrap), sword and Armor of God, is he able to unify his holistic nature, and truly protect himself with readiness as a divine solider - eventually experiencing divinity through catharsis, prayer, surrendering and humility; releasing him from the chained MINDMAZE and symbolically offering up his divine weapons to others who would need the means of freedom and peace.


A Ground Illusionz & Hidden Gems Collaboration

Shots. Edits. Direction by Nereo Eutgenio II (Hidden Gems ProdEuctions)
Story. Concept. Dance. Direction by Marcelino "FROSTFLOW" DaCosta (Ground Illusionz / Full Step Saga)

Fair use Music By
Portishead - Strangers
Kyo-Itachi - Mugen Swords

How to Purchase this Artwork

Not intended for commercial reselling

Please refer to VIMEO link

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

Art facilitation
Private classes
Keynote speaking
Event building

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