On the 26th of January in our Barcelona gallery, Aryz will play ‘pass the baton’ with his partner in crime, J.Loca–Eledu (SR). Two experienced artists from Barcelona who developed their style conscientiously between 1995 and 2005, created forms and colors which are easily recognizable on first glance in any corner of the world or on any fanzine page. In the words of Dr. William Bell (Massive Dynamic, New York):
“Beneath the immanent threat of the end of the world, this pair of writers, rescued from the depths, bring us ANIMALOCALYPSIS NOW. An intimate and uninhibited examination, with psychedelic hints, of signs and signals, monsters and icons, which lie in wait for us in this reality, all the time more and more unreal. This is a reality filtered by the feverish mind of these old school players from the Barcelona scene. This is pure Chinatown, or some sort of cross between Funkadelic – Grateful Dead – Black Sabbath… but with graffiti; this is the S.R. Collective in full effect.
They boldly create impossible combinations of a broad range of colors, giving emphasis to the range within the ‘happy life’. A multitude of forms and intense environments converge in this collection of explosive canvases, where the hexagon (as the most repetitive form in nature, which maximizes the space) and the powerful outline (which hits you with force) behave as the guiding principle. Indispensable reference points for understanding the evolution of wall graffiti in Barcelona city, and irrefutable proof of the ending of an era. Amazing…”
Opening on Thursday the 26th of January, from 7.30pm. Exposition from the 27th of January till the 25th of February 2012.