Avant Garde Urbano was conceived when artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada teamed up with the township of Tudela De Navarra to create a grass roots non-profit organization with a single goal in mind – to bring some of the best urban artists in the world to one of the most magical communities in central Spain. AM already brought you a play-by-play of this years mural line up featuring Vhils, Ron English, Faith47, and DALeast. In addition, this year the organizers teamed up with Muñoz Sola Museum of Modern […]
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Back in the 90s, Ron English and Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada were pioneering the street art movement (that was not even conceptualized) with their own private clan of “art fux,” modifying billboard, street signs with clever adverts. Once again, at this years Avant Garde Urbano they were making big things happen. English kept his cans shaking on his 30’x 20′ piece, utilizing every color in the palette that MTN so graciously had to offer, in the hot Tudela sun, while Rodriguez-Gerada was fresh off his wish project and hanging one of […]
DALeast went dark and dirty with his latest piece at this year’s Avant Garde Urbano festival. This 30′ x 60′ corner wrapped intertwined beast of a piece had one particular local screaming bloody murder, claiming it was a work of the devil while a handful of others graciously said it was just what this decomposing lot needed to breath some new life into its former shell of a structure now exposed to the open air. Regardless, at the end of the day, the Chinese artist’s latest work […]
Faith47 recently dropped one of her most iconic murals to date in the quaint town of Tudela De Navarra at the fourth annual Avant Garde Urbano Festival (also see our coverage of Vhils’ piece). In an area of Spain that is heavily influenced by Catholicism, she appropriately integrated a piece depicting a strong likeness to the Virgin Mary entitled saturation.incubation.illumination. Other mural works coming up include efforts from Ron English and Dal East. In addition, there is a museum exhibition running through the 27th of October featuring works by C215, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Ripo, Sixeart, SUSO33, Evan Roth, Filippo […]
Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils spent some time this week chipping out his latest mural in the remote Tudela De Navarra, Spain for Avant Garde Urbano which began September 30th and closes October 27th. What started out as a gathering of like minded street artists has quickly grown into an international artist pilgrimage in this quaint municipality. The 4th annual street art festival features four + large scale murals by Dal EAST, Faith47, Ron English, and others. The exhibition that runs through October 27th will also […]
Sam3 has been busy recently along the Mediterranean coastline of Spain in Costa Blanca working on some murals featuring his signature shadow figures. Along with the stunning piece with political commentary that refers to expulsion of the Moors in the Ricote Valley in the sixteenth century, painted on a rock face (seen above), there was also the silhouette of a man in a boat with pretty sweet placement taking advantage of the natural elements of the wall (seen below). Discuss Sam3 here.
After giving you an overview of Escif’s work recently, we have another mural to share with you from the Spanish street muralist. Entitled The Enlightened Vandalism, the massive wall is located in Villarreal and features a masked figure engaging in various illegal activities and acrobatic maneuvers in a repeating composition that is often characteristic of Escif’s work. Take a further look at the sweet details below… Discuss Escif here.
Remed and Okuda recently got together for a joint project in Spain at the Campo Viejo vineyards. Along with a mural they worked on, the two Spanish artists also collaborated on several sculptures at the Logroño location including the sweet large scale piece seen above. As you will probably agree, the geometric styles of both local artists blended together nicely and judging from the statement below, they will be working on future endeavors together. “Campo Viejo proposed to Okuda and Remed to create a work […]
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 […]
Get excited if you’re in Spain at the moment as Turkish-born German collector Selim Varol has taken his impressive collection to the Contemporary Art Center of Malaga. Traveling from Dusseldorf (covered) to Malaga, At Home I’m A Tourist is a massive exhibition of over 15,000 works highlighting many of the artists featured on AM regularly including Banksy, KAWS, ZEVS, Shepard Fairey, Audrey Kawasaki, FUTURA, JR, Josh Keyes, and Faile to name just a few. If you’re fortunate enough to be in Spain in the next few months be sure […]