ORGANIC FORMS BY KLAS ERNFLO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Swedish illustrator and graphic artist who’s based in Barcelona Klas Ernflo has produced a diverse field of graphic projects – both independently as for clients. All of the artist’s projects show his incredible sense for colors and patterns. His most recent project is highly impressive. Consisting of 18 separate boards, Ernflo created a large work showing his signature organic forms, a wonderful sense of humor and tremendous colors.

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Using ink and oil paints gives them a sense of craft and technique that allows us room to appreciate the subtlety and graceful nature of each form individually. This consideration for each character makes it even more impressive when they come together in one magnificent tapestry of shapes and symbols.

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ODD CHARACTERS BY JONATHAN DALTON

by Ariadna Zierold

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Barcelona-based artist Jonathan Dalton creates amazing oil paintings of odd characters or bizarre stories and sceneries. Most of his paintings convey a mysterious dark mood.

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Dark tinted characters and scenes vanish in even darker surroundings, telling bizarre stories while none of the visuals provide hints for the viewer to resolve the mystery.

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CHILDLIKE VIBRANCY BY MINA HAMADA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Artist Mina Hamada is an expert in creating imagination fuelled masterpieces, full of vibrancy and color. Born in Louisiana USA, grew up in Tokyo, and currently works out of Barcelona. This had a great influence on her interest in street art and she began experimenting with large scale artworks and murals.

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Her work has a great childlike element to it, an escape from the ordinary and an invitation into the mind of a truly creative spirit.

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DETAILED CITIES BY VASCO MOURAO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Vasco Mourao is an architect and illustrator originally from Portugal who now lives and works in Barcelona. His densely illustrated cities and structures are drawn entirely by hand and while all are of course fictional places, they often incorporate real buildings.

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Mourao has an unparalleled eye for detail and underlying structures that has led to a full-time career drawing buildings. He describes himself as having a ‘tendency for obsessive drawings,’ starting with an early focus on horses, but growing to encompass entire cities in his own intricate style.

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AVANTGARDE ABSTRACTION BY BIRGIT PALMA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Barcelona-based multi talented creative Birgit Palma in an Austrian illustrator, designer, typographer and art director. Crafting at the sweet spot between modern avantgarde and abstraction is her strength. Palma’s time is split between working for commercial clients such as Nike, Adobe, Diesel and Moet, to creating her own projects and exhibitions. Her style has a bold graphic influence and hints towards adventurous tendencies, exploring unusual combinations and experimental type.

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COOL NIGHTLIFE ILLUSTRATIONS BY PABLO BENITO

by Ariadna Zierold

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World-famous nightclubs including Berlin’s Berghain and London’s Fabric are illustrated in this series by Barcelona-based graphic designer Pablo Benito.

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Benito created artistic homages to Berlin institutions Berghain and Tresor, Spanish clubs Sala Barraca, Sala Apolo and Razzmatazz, New York’s Paradise Garage, London’s Fabric and the recently defunct Trouw club in Amsterdam.

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The Oil Paintings of Cesar Biojo

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The oil paintings of Barcelona-based artist Cesar Boijo start with a portrait that is immediately destroyed, creating a mesmerizing image shifting between creation and destruction. Boijo combines realism and hazy dream-like sequencing to examine time, and the nature and existence of human beings. Check out select paintings below and visit Cesar’s website, cesarbiojo.com.

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New Mural by Aryz in Progress at Vilnius Street Art Festival in Lithuania

World renown muralist, ARYZ, who opened ‘Style is the Limit’ at Fifty24SF Gallery with us last year, is  currently attending the Vilnius Street Art Festival in Lithuania.  His latest large scale mural is in progress and photographer Henrik Haven sends us work in progress photos:

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New ARYZ, ESCIF and KENOR mural at WE AArt in Aalborg, Denmark

Our contributing photographer, Henrik Haven was at Aalborg (Denmark) to shoot works in progress at WE AArt – a public art event featuring new murals by Aryz, Alexis Diaz, Escif, Liqen, Interesni Kazki, Jaz, Fintan Magee, Kenor and Don John.

Here’s the first part of his coverage beginning with freshly finished murals by Barcelona artist, Aryz, Escif and Kenor:

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About WE AArt
Aalborg deserves, being one of the larger Danish cities, an interesting and not least inspiring urban space. The reality of today is that very little contemporary art enriches Aalborg – or the people living in it. Street art – public art – already exists in Denmark, and can be seen in particularly larger cities. WEAArt is, however, the first festival in Denmark to be focusing entirely on murals.

A space created to surprise, marvel and excite – and susceptible to alternative artistic arenas.

WE AArt is a private initiative.
WE AArt are: Lars Bonde and Mads Mulvad
WE AArt is a project than will run for the next three years.

http://weaart.dk/
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