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Streets: Escif (Europe)

Spanish artist Escif was very active in the last couple of months, travelling around Europe and creating new public works inspired by the local issues and history. Often criticizing aspect of human activity, or choices made by part of population, his pieces balance between conceptual interventions, large illustrations and classic murals. Back in October Escif finished one of his larges pieces to date, on the 100m long back wall of the Modern Art Museum in Valencia (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern—IVAM). Marking the opening of a new outdoor […]

Showing: “Lugares Comunes” @ Plastic Murs

The Valencia-based Plastic Murs art gallery and print shop opened their most recent group show on November 3rd, showing works by five young Spanish artists –  Aarón Duval, Iñigo Sesma, Jose Luis Ceña, Mikel Del Río and Sebas Velasco. Lugares Comune (Common Places) is focused on portraying mundane reality using artistic tools and a photographic approach. Depicting common places with classic painting as a medium creates visual memorials filled with urban sensitivity and the desire to transcend the ephemeral. This poetic approach to celebrate and represent the […]

Previews: “Lápiz, papel o Tijera” @ Plastic Murs

Later this month, January 30th, Plastic Murs in Valencia, Spain will be opening up a group show entitled Lápiz, papel o Tijera. The medium of choice will be graphite on paper with contributions from 30 artists – Adonna Khare, Alesia Ianneti, Amandine Urruty, Ana Juan, Chamo San (seen above), Crajes, Craww, Dan May, Dulk, Enric Sant, Gabi de la Merced, Ivana Flores, Linnea Strid, Mab Graves, Nicofey, Nicomi Nix Turner, Manu Iranzo, Mohamed Lghacham, Oliver Flores, Paolo Pedroni, Rubenimichi, Sara Sanz, Seven Moods, Sicioldr, Simona Candini, Twee […]

Streets: Escif (Valencia)

Spanish muralist and street artist, Escif, was very active in his hometown of Valencia in Spain the last couple of months. Famous for his clever, direct and punchy commentaries on modern society, capitalism, consumerism, economy and politics (especially current situation in Spain and European Union), the artist shared couple of his recent street works online via StreetAgainst.com. Focused on wide range of different subjects, the pieces are all showcased with his signature, recognizable style – a simple, almost innocent looking image that is hiding a […]

Streets: Escif & Ericailcane (Valencia)

Serial collaborator Ericailcane has instead opted to trade his Italian neighbor Blu for Spanish street art crusader Escif. Ironically, Blu and Escif collaborated together in Valencia on an impressive tandem mural back in July for Arquitecturas Colectivas. Quite clearly, the three artists share a tight bond and mutual respect for one another. With Escif’s recent efforts at the FAME and Nuart festivals, it’s hard to deny he more than belongs in the same sentence as the other two outdoor icons. This piece from several months […]