DYNAMIC AESTHETIC BY PAUL LOUBET

by Ariadna Zierold

paul loubet, france, spain, painting, paintings, dynamic, humor, cartoon, childish, narrative, landscape, upper playground

Paul Loubet is a french artist living between France and Spain. The many iterations of Loubet’s work are as varied and dynamic as his aesthetic itself. As he describes it, it’s about developing an all encompassing  set of skills, approaching his art in the same way as the artists that inspire him.

paul loubet, france, spain, painting, paintings, dynamic, humor, cartoon, childish, narrative, landscape, upper playground paul loubet, france, spain, painting, paintings, dynamic, humor, cartoon, childish, narrative, landscape, upper playground paul loubet, france, spain, painting, paintings, dynamic, humor, cartoon, childish, narrative, landscape, upper playground paul loubet, france, spain, painting, paintings, dynamic, humor, cartoon, childish, narrative, landscape, upper playground

 

IMAGINARY NATURE BY DULK

by Ariadna Zierold

antonio segura donat, dulk, nature, animals, surreal, surrealistic, creature, creatures, colorful, valencia, spain, upper playground

As a child, Antonio Segura Donat aka Dulk loved watching the fledglings and seeing them grow, as well as the fish, dogs, and horses that lived on the property. When he wasn’t out and about, he copied illustrations of exotic animals that he found in his parents’ collection of old enciclopedias. And he took his sketchbook with him everywhere from then on. At the age of eighteen, a close friend persuaded him to tackle the walls of the city and suggested he take the pseudonym of Dulk. He then started a diploma in economics, but dropped out in the first year to study illustration then graphic design at the University of Valencia.

antonio segura donat, dulk, nature, animals, surreal, surrealistic, creature, creatures, colorful, valencia, spain, upper playground

Today, Dulk is an all- purpose artist. Between urban art, drawing, painting, sculpture or advertisement, each medium is a challenge that he takes up with pleasure and determination. He participated in a lot of group shows around the world in cities as Vancouver, Miami, New York, Brussels, Paris and Chicago. Always looking at things from the same innocent viewpoint that he is so fond of – that of a child- the artist created animal themed works in organic colors. His world is a surrealistic landscape full of imaginary details, rising up in factions against humans. Maybe they are wanting to warn us of Earth’s bleak future following an environmental catastrophe.

antonio segura donat, dulk, nature, animals, surreal, surrealistic, creature, creatures, colorful, valencia, spain, upper playground antonio segura donat, dulk, nature, animals, surreal, surrealistic, creature, creatures, colorful, valencia, spain, upper playground antonio segura donat, dulk, nature, animals, surreal, surrealistic, creature, creatures, colorful, valencia, spain, upper playground antonio segura donat, dulk, nature, animals, surreal, surrealistic, creature, creatures, colorful, valencia, spain, upper playground

WIRE SCULPTURES BY DAVID MORENO

by Ariadna Zierold

david moreno, wire, sculpture, structure, line, steel, sculptures, energetic, cabins, houses, barcelona, spain, upper playground

Barcelona, Spain based artist David Moreno works with sculptures made of steel wires that emulate the fast and energetic style of drawing in a rather wild and sometimes uncontrolled way. Though they are built using a stiff material, Moreno’s sculptures of surreal floating cabins, chairs, and figures exhibit a certain delicacy and tenderness. Using a similar technique to cross-hatching, he is able to create tonal or shading effects of carefully placed lines that are viewed from a specific vantage point.

david moreno, wire, sculpture, structure, line, steel, sculptures, energetic, cabins, houses, barcelona, spain, upper playground david moreno, wire, sculpture, structure, line, steel, sculptures, energetic, cabins, houses, barcelona, spain, upper playground david moreno, wire, sculpture, structure, line, steel, sculptures, energetic, cabins, houses, barcelona, spain, upper playground david moreno, wire, sculpture, structure, line, steel, sculptures, energetic, cabins, houses, barcelona, spain, upper playground david moreno, wire, sculpture, structure, line, steel, sculptures, energetic, cabins, houses, barcelona, spain, upper playground

‘EGO ERECTUS’ BY MARIO MANKEY

by Ariadna Zierold

mario mankey, spain, spanish, sculpture, berlin, ego erectus, monumental, feet, upper playground

Mario Mankey is a Spanish artist now living in Berlin who is challenging himself to study and learn from artists and culture to find his own distinctive voice. Combining elements of comics, animation, primitivism, deconstructed graffiti, abstraction, Miro, Picasso, and Basquiat, the energy powering his assembled exploration is a professed desire to learn from and to talk to an audience.

mario mankey, spain, spanish, sculpture, berlin, ego erectus, monumental, feet, upper playground

In his new monumental installation, giant legs tear through the ceiling. Titled ‘Ego Erectus’, the sculpture takes the form of two enormous feet stomping through the roof of the Haus exhibition venue in Berlin. Standing in the middle of the room, the limbs engage with the architecture of the site, with pieces of the ceiling scattered across the floor.

mario mankey, spain, spanish, sculpture, berlin, ego erectus, monumental, feet, upper playground mario mankey, spain, spanish, sculpture, berlin, ego erectus, monumental, feet, upper playground mario mankey, spain, spanish, sculpture, berlin, ego erectus, monumental, feet, upper playground

THE UNEXPECTED BY SANTIAGO LARA

by Ariadna Zierold

santiago lara, gijon, madrid, spain, painting, paintings, unexpected, humor, landscape, surreal, upper playground

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.

santiago lara, gijon, madrid, spain, painting, paintings, unexpected, humor, landscape, surreal, upper playground santiago lara, gijon, madrid, spain, painting, paintings, unexpected, humor, landscape, surreal, upper playground santiago lara, gijon, madrid, spain, painting, paintings, unexpected, humor, landscape, surreal, upper playground santiago lara, gijon, madrid, spain, painting, paintings, unexpected, humor, landscape, surreal, upper playground santiago lara, gijon, madrid, spain, painting, paintings, unexpected, humor, landscape, surreal, upper playground

BALLS WITH FACES BY SAMUEL SALCEDO

by Ariadna Zierold

samuel salcedo, barcelona, spain, sculpture, sculptures, faces, ball, balls, resin, wood, aluminum, anatomy, upper playground

Samuel Salcedo was born in Barcelona in 1975, where he lives and works. Bachelor of Fine Arts, he studied at the University of Barcelona and the Manchester Metropolitan University in England. Since 1998 he exhibits in galleries and participates in international Art Fairs with 3 Punts Galeria. Since then he has had numerous exhibitions in 3 Punts Galeria, Galerie Robert Drees from Hannover (Germany), Osnova Gallery in Moscow, Soda Gallery in Istanbul or Can Sisteré Center for Contemporary Art, among others.

samuel salcedo, barcelona, spain, sculpture, sculptures, faces, ball, balls, resin, wood, aluminum, anatomy, upper playground

Salcedo’s sculptural work is characterized by technical excellence. One can see his mastery in the diversity of the materials he uses (resin, wood, aluminum) and which integrate painting, the discipline with which he began his career. His sculptures and characters always question the viewer with their subtle irony and vulnerability.

samuel salcedo, barcelona, spain, sculpture, sculptures, faces, ball, balls, resin, wood, aluminum, anatomy, upper playground samuel salcedo, barcelona, spain, sculpture, sculptures, faces, ball, balls, resin, wood, aluminum, anatomy, upper playground samuel salcedo, barcelona, spain, sculpture, sculptures, faces, ball, balls, resin, wood, aluminum, anatomy, upper playground

FLESH VANITAS BY MIGUEL SCHEROFF

by Ariadna Zierold

miguel scheroff, painting, paintings, hyperreal, hyperrealism, realism, flesh, vanitas, madrid, spain, faces, muscles, blood, upperplayground

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.

miguel scheroff, painting, paintings, hyperreal, hyperrealism, realism, flesh, vanitas, madrid, spain, faces, muscles, blood, upperplayground miguel scheroff, painting, paintings, hyperreal, hyperrealism, realism, flesh, vanitas, madrid, spain, faces, muscles, blood, upperplayground miguel scheroff, painting, paintings, hyperreal, hyperrealism, realism, flesh, vanitas, madrid, spain, faces, muscles, blood, upperplayground miguel scheroff, painting, paintings, hyperreal, hyperrealism, realism, flesh, vanitas, madrid, spain, faces, muscles, blood, upperplayground miguel scheroff, painting, paintings, hyperreal, hyperrealism, realism, flesh, vanitas, madrid, spain, faces, muscles, blood, upperplayground miguel scheroff, painting, paintings, hyperreal, hyperrealism, realism, flesh, vanitas, madrid, spain, faces, muscles, blood, upperplayground

HYPER DETAILED DIGITAL COLLAGES BY LUIS TOLEDO

by Ariadna Zierold

luis toledo, laprisamata, madrid, spain, digital, collage, hiper detailed, surreal, vibrant, colorful, upper playground

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.

luis toledo, laprisamata, madrid, spain, digital, collage, hiper detailed, surreal, vibrant, colorful, upper playground luis_toledo_laprisamata_3 luis_toledo_laprisamata_4 luis_toledo_laprisamata_5 luis_toledo_laprisamata_6 luis_toledo_laprisamata_7

CHAOTIC DRAWINGS BY MOISES MAHIQUES

by Ariadna Zierold

moises mahiques, drawing, line, chaos, chaotic, complex, anthropomorphic, clean, valencia, spain, upper playground

Valencia, Spain based Moisés Mahiques‘ large drawings are both technically accomplished as well as being conceptually complex using drawing to question the value system of the individual, of contemporary life, action and consequence and above all the expressive possibilities of the line and figure.

moises mahiques, drawing, line, chaos, chaotic, complex, anthropomorphic, clean, valencia, spain, upper playground

At first glance these drawings are chaotic, a dense network of animated lines that attempt to capture an essence, the figure becoming an anthropomorphic expression of our alienation from the environment. On an aesthetic level Mahiques drawings are beautiful to look at, to peer into, the action dynamic, the line so clean, precise, so definite.

moises mahiques, drawing, line, chaos, chaotic, complex, anthropomorphic, clean, valencia, spain, upper playground moises mahiques, drawing, line, chaos, chaotic, complex, anthropomorphic, clean, valencia, spain, upper playground moises mahiques, drawing, line, chaos, chaotic, complex, anthropomorphic, clean, valencia, spain, upper playground moises mahiques, drawing, line, chaos, chaotic, complex, anthropomorphic, clean, valencia, spain, upper playground moises mahiques, drawing, line, chaos, chaotic, complex, anthropomorphic, clean, valencia, spain, upper playground