ABSURD SCENERIES BY ELENA EPER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Elena Éper is an illustrator, graphic and web designer based in Madrid, Spain. It’s the liveliness of her illustrations -whether featuring giant statues of ears, floating hands, and green triangle shaped smiling monsters- that is so rare. Even just displayed on the screen her work appears to have it’s own voice, one that is unrestrained, humorous, and spirited using warped references to modern day culture that allows it to appear familiar, but also new.

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Raised Paintings for the Visually Impaired

Paintings For Vision-Impaired People At The Prado Museum

The Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain is providing the visually impaired with the chance to experience classic artwork like the Mona Lisa for the first time. Viewers touch and feel the raised texture of the works, produced by innovative printing studio Estudios Durero.

The process starts by adding texture and volume to high-res photographs of the original works with an advanced relief printing procedure. For nearly two days, custom inks are layered on top of the flat surfaces and then chemically treated to raise sections of the reprinted paintings. To finish, the colors are layered on the 3D hybrid and appear just as the originals.

Each artwork is different, requiring a precise approach to crafting individually detailed solutions that express the elements of the style and artistic intent of the original work. The unique exhibition displays a collection of six classic paintings on display through June.

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Inside Out: Escif Paints Floral Wall Paper Found Inside A Building On the Outside

Spanish artist and muralist Escif known for incorporating what he finds around him into his work has recently finished a new mural in Spain. Using his strategy of working with found materials, his new mural shows a pattern of a vintage floral wall paper adorned with portraits of the people who live inside the building.  The vintage wall paper motif, actually based on a real wall paper found inside the building covers the facade of this building in Madrid, Spain.
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From a Sketch to a Wall: Aryz completes new mural in Villaverde Madrid

Barcelona based artist, ARYZ, focused these days on translating his sketchbook to giant murals, revealed his latest work in progress this week.  Sharing his initial sketch of a Greek God, he posted:

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Which was soon revealed as a finished mural in Villaverde, Madrid:

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He also completed a second mural along side his Greek god:

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Photos via Aryz’s IG @mr_aryz

You might also want to read:

New Style by Aryz in Spain and Morocco: Sketching BIG

ARYZ INTERVIEW with FINNERATS MAG

ARYZ in Vilnius, Lithuania finishes Kaip Nežmogus

Revisiting recent works by spanish muralist ARYZ

Mural by Aryz, David Choe, Retna 

 

 

Blu in Madrid, Spain

Italian artist Blu continues his summer tour, again proving to be one of the most influential and important artists in this new wave of street art and European muralism. This new piece is being done in Madrid, Spain.(via street art news)

 

Remed

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Today, we take a look at one of our favorite artists of the moment, French-born, Madrid-based Remed. His work caught our attention late last year, but after following his blog as he was painting in Africa this summer, we became even more interested in fine, street, and mural artist who seems to be taken a modern approach with very classic styles and visual language. As Brooklynite Gallery notes, “He’s often labeled one of the hardest workers on the field, and tends to labor in and out them. I’ve seen his work in train stations, on rocks, and even less intelligent organisms like a species of public billboard. Wherever we’ve been lost in the last few months, an image from Remed always seems to enter the trip at one point or another” …

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Ibiza (and the James Blunt problem)

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We have Spain on our minds. We hear Ibiza is a nice place.  Maybe we will make it part of our Spanish tour after Madrid and Valencia. But we won’t be near James Blunt. We remember that Noel Gallagher had to sell his villa in Ibiza because “he can’t stand living there in the knowledge that Blunt is nearby making terrible music.” That was in 2008. God only knows where Blunt lives now on the island.

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