Picture by Brazo De Hierro.

The international graffiti scene mourns once again. The Barcelona graffiti artist Treze left us last Friday the 26th at the age of 31.

Treze is recognized for his particular illustration style characterized by exceptional skill in applying color, and a delicate outline that give the lines a peculiar pencil effect. His compositions included pieces of his name done in an equally personal style, achieving a perfectly harmonious result.

It also fills us with pride to be able to tell his story and preserve his reputation (…) also as a symbol of struggle, positivity and hope in the face of the most unforgiving adversities in life.

In his silent battle against cancer for almost four years, Treze squeezed out his potential, travelling to a vast amount of cities around the world. It was an exemplary fight that he always tried to treat with discretion so as to not alarm those closest to him.

It was precisely this discretion, hidden behind a constantly positive attitude, that has made it most difficult to assimilate his death, which fell like a slab of concrete on his family and countless friends. And it’s Treze’s humble, respectful and contagiously happy personality that led him to establishing close friendships all over the globe. His character was directed by a noble sense of justice and selfless devotion towards people. Proof of this can be seen from his involvement in numerous artistic acts and festivals.

Interestingly, it’s now that we can understand the message of this Sabadell artist’s work. His representations of female and animal faces can be seen as an ode to the inherent beauty in nature that manifests itself in the faces of human beings as well as in the animal world. Furthermore, it is a tribute to the aesthetic energy of the miracle of life; something that he understood very well and that led him to taking advantage of every second of his life up until his last breath.

His passing fills us with grief, but it also fills us with pride to be able to tell his story and preserve his reputation, not just as an enormously talented artist, but also as a symbol of struggle, positivity and hope in the face of the most unforgiving adversities in life.

Treze by Tenor
Treze by Z.Rock
Treze by Magg
Treze by Phen
Treze by Snok
Treze by Hurt
Treze by Smote

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  • Victor Abasolo

    Un gran artista, pero sobre todo, una gran persona.

    • MTN-World

      Así es. ¡Le llevaremos siempre en el corazón! Un saludo Victor.

  • Victor Abasolo

    Adiós amigo.

  • Miguel Angel Rodriguez Armente

    Se ha ido un genio a darle color al cielo…

    • MTN-World

      Por lo menos nos ha dejado muchísimo color en nuestros corazones. ¡Gracias por comentar, Miguel Angel!

  • Hasta siempre genio <3

  • Hasta siempre genio, no te conocí en persona pero eramos coleguis por la red, siempre amable y sencillo, yo admiraba tu trabajo y tú el mío, pero sin rolletes… Me hubiera gustado mucho pintar juntos, hubiera salido algo genial. Lo dicho, hasta siempre, que nos has dejado tu trabajo para poder disfrutarlo. Mucho love! <3

  • axel mulleras

    Fuímos colegas en la adolescencia. Un crack en todos los sentidos, siempre lo sentiré.
    Desinteresadamente diseño la etiqueta de la primera cerveza artesanal que vendí.
    Te recuerdo

  • Contorno Urbano

    Gracias por este homenaje. Lo echaremos mucho de menos.

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