THE UNEXPECTED BY SANTIAGO LARA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Gijon and Madrid based Santiago Lara plays with the known and the unexpected. The Spanish artist uses an imaginary yet accurate language to depict an art standing in-between a dreamy and real land experimenting with art as a communication tool. Lara obtained his art degree and Master Investigación en Arte y Creación at the University Complutense of Fine Arts in Madrid. He combines his individual work as a painter with audiovisual experimentation within the Laramascoto collaborative.

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FLESH VANITAS BY MIGUEL SCHEROFF

by Ariadna Zierold

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Madrid based Miguel Scheroff is a painter whose works range between reality and fiction. Using the technique of oil painting as his favorite, he presents large-scale works made with an incredible hyperrealism. He puts in contact painting with photography, although that it is not his intention, but he aims to critique the society within we live.

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HYPER DETAILED DIGITAL COLLAGES BY LUIS TOLEDO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Luis Toledo (LAPRISAMATA) is an artist hailing from Madrid, Spain. The hyper-detailed digital collages of Toledo really need to be seen at a much larger size, something you can do at the artist’s Behance pages and at his website. As always with collage, composition is crucial, and Toledo certainly knows what he’s doing on that score.

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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

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Revisiting recent works by spanish muralist ARYZ

Mural by Aryz, David Choe, Retna