This weekend, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of February, an event without comparison will be held in Madrid in relation to the Spanish urban arts scene.
Urvanity is the first international art fair held in Spain which is exclusively dedicated to contemporary urban art. As much as 18 specialized international galleries will lend their hand to this alternative to what is presented during “Semana de Arte” (art week) which is held at the same time in the Spanish capital.
Inauguration on Thursday, February 9th at 8pm.
Exhibition runs February 10th until March 25th 2017.
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Everything has an inherent value that attracts the specific nature of those who want to look at it. It’s like an investigation whose purpose is centered on the unity and relationship between the real and the imaginary, the new and the old, the avant-garde and the traditional, and graffiti and classic painting. Through this encounter, everything acquires a new meaning in the world of painting; one that is different from what it would be if it was situated in the real world. It is an investigation about the specific characteristics and states of people or goods.
The right type of tools in the right hands can bring great results. This is the case of MADMAXXX in the hands of Iser and the camera held by Landry. What better than Barcelona’s most talked about handstyle experimenting with a devastating beveled beam of black paint? The streets of central Barcelona is the crime scene of the TDC, VTS and GI member when he goes bigger than ever. A short, but just as nice clip, where “the duke of Raval” managed to capture the essence of his clandestine character.
If you think about the best wildstylers in the Iberian Peninsula, surely one of the first three names that come to your mind would be Roice183. The infallible, supreme technique that this writer from Elche possesses makes him a complete writer who dominates spray paint at his own will.
The people over at Spraydaily know that well and that’s why they chalked him up on the list of their regular “Hello My Name Is” articles. It’s worth mentioning that the responses from the Elche-born style master are succinct, maybe because the pieces speak for themselves. As per usual we’ve brought you a selection of our favorites.
“I like it all, even the ugliest. I like all graffiti, what I don’t like are certain attitudes.”
We where asking ourselves who would be fit to close up the Genesis project, and now we can present Txemy. This Canarian artist lives in Barcelona since many years and his energetic and colorful style will now star the last edition of the event which will round up a full year of interventions at the Metric Market in Barcelona.
“El Descanso” means rest, as in relaxation, and this is the theme which will approach the project with a interactive urban arts installation together with three painted murals, projections and even a expo. There is no doubt about that the ground floor of this restaurant on the Diagonal avenue will be sparkling in color and full of good vibrations… I would not miss it…
Remember, tomorrow wednesday 1st of February from 19h.
If ÚsBarcelona can be described as an “art ritual in public space” it’s because this year it is much more than a street art festival. After having celebrated two editions, the proposal has been extending its roots to a much more broadened artistic perspective. Although muralism is a fundamental component and the foundation for the project, it’s just a fragment of the festival’s stimulating creative selection.
Basing itself off the appropriation of public space for artistic creation and art as a dynamic and dignifying element in the urban sphere, Ús has consolidated itself as a vanguard platform for presenting new formats, trends, and artistic proposals at street level. It’s tough to summarize all that transpired in this past edition with a video and some images but we’re going to make an attempt.