THE PANORAMA OF MARTA ZAFRA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Marta Zafra currently works  as a freelance illustrator and artist. Her work delicately covers a panorama of varied subject and content. The chosen treatment for her illustrations exhibits a careful solid base in draughtsmanship combined acutely with a subtle intuition for color, mixed both by hand and digitally. Her interest in figuration lies in the detailed depiction of the quotidian through personalized notions of family and the familiar. Whether it be botanical illustrations or the portrayal of animals and people, her decisions for each composition are strangely unique and precise. The familiar is often transformed into the bizarre, the past is often revisited and the real is made unreal.

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New Style by Aryz in Spain and Morocco: Sketching BIG

Some New walls recently completed by Spanish artist ARYZ while visiting Basque Country, Spain in Bilbao and in Casablanca, Morocco.  Check out his latest mural style focused on representing his recent sketches in large scale.

Bilbao, Spain: “El fin justificado”

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“I always thought that the most difficult thing of painting in big formats was too keep the line gesture and the proportions like in the sketches. My sketches have a lot of mistakes and random lines, and somehow I wanted to reproduce that on a wall. The more effects and colors you use on your work, the more you can hide the mistakes and catch the viewer’s attention… when you use the line and not much more, the mistakes can be easily seen…” -Aryz

Casablanca, Morocco:

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Sneak Peek: Barcelona muralist, ARYZ begins his latest mural in the Tenderloin District, San Francisco

Upper Playground in association with Fifty24SF and WALLSPACE SF has helped to organize the next large-scale mural for Barcelona artist and renown muralist, ARYZ.

Due to be finished this week, ARYZ has been hard at work since Friday, scaling the wall of a building located in the Tenderloin district.  Here are the latest work-in-progress photos revealing what ARYZ has been up to this weekend:

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All photos by Patrick Kawahara