Posts Tagged ‘Barcelona’

Artist of the moment………..Btoy

 

 

Btoy is a Spanish street artist renown for her work with the iconic female figures. The artist came to the world of street art after her mother passed away in 2002. Making art was the way she dealt with stress.

In this clip we catch a glimpse of the artist at work on a large mural in Barcelona:

Btoy was born in Barcelona, Spain in the year 1977. Her government name is Anrea Michealsson.

For her composition ideas Btoy is influenced by old pictures of old movie stars of Hollywood, including starlets from the silent era.

The artist enjoys working with new mediums. She works often with acrylic paint, spray paint, and plastics. She often uses photoshop to help form her stencils.

In this clip we view a gallery show by Btoy:

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Btoy reminds me of artists Swoon (American) and Faith47(South African.) All three of these artists do a great job at showing the struggles and faces of the contemporary female figure.

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Artist of the moment….Sandra Suy

Sandra Suy is a talented fashion. Her work is highly detailed in some areas with much open space in her compositions to allow the viewer to enter the work. Suy is based out of Barcelona, Spain. Her fluid line reminds me of  the master caricaturist Al HIrschfeld. With simple flowing lines she is able to draw and paint awesome hair. She has worked with such name brands as Missoni and Chloe.

A link to a Tumblr page featuring great works by the artist:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/sandra-suy

For her artistic education Sandra Suy attended La Llotja in Barcelona, Spain.

In this clip we see Sandry Suy’s works with Beyonce in the background! A great combination!

price range information: The artist does not yet produce any prints or original works for the public. Perhaps she will take a note from the art deco master profiled here named Erte, who was not only a great designer, but also was able to be a great printmaker.

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Artist of the moment….Josep Cisquella

Josep Cisquella was a fantastic mixed media artist born in Barcelona, Spain in the year 1955. His art out to me immediately not only for his work, but for prompting the public to touch his artwork. For most of his working life he was based out of Barcelona, Spain.

Cisquella loved to pay homage to other artists and movements.

I love the way the artist was able to capture the simplicity and beauty of everyday life. The idea of his paintings also are great as they inspire the viewer to think about what is creating the shadows. He is that one artist out of 10 that would paint the shadow and wall BEHIND a vase of flowers, rather than the actual flowers. He was able to create great designs with so much surface texture.

In this clip we visit a show titled “Touching the Reality.”

In this clip we visit a gallery show for Josep Cisquella. Its awesome to see how vast the canvas size is. Also very close up images are shown and you can see the detail and the textured ground pumice stone medium used by the artist.

Sadly the artist passed away in 2010 at the age of 55 years old.

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Its awesome to see the mixture of abstraction with different surface texture, but also excellent painting skills in making the surface look old and weathered. Its too bad the artist passed away while in the prime of his developing his skill set. He was still growing at a remarkable pace as an artist.

 

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Artist of the moment….Barcelona Street legend Pez

Pez was born in Spain in 1976. Pez means Fish in Spanish. As he states often the artist has been making people smile since 1999 when he began his street art career.

A link to the website of the street legend Pez : http://www.el-pez.com/the-artist/

Below is a short biographical documentary given by the artist in Spanish and translated to English.

In this clip we see the artist work with two other graffiti artists on a piece. Very cool time lapse video.

Pez has even been featured in Time magazine.

A great montage of works by Pez. The images go fast so you may have to pause a moment to enjoy each one. Make sure and smile!

And here a visit to London to watch Pez create a unique canvas.

This link is great to see some of Pez’s art move to a commercialized style. I love these bags perfect for back to school. What a fun style that reminds me of Brazils Romero Britto. Both look to exude fun from the viewer.

http://shop.el-pez.com/

Below is an example of Romero Britto’s style.

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I love street art that makes me smile!

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