Posts Tagged ‘spain’

Artist of the moment………Lorelay Bove



Lorelay Bove is a wonderful artist and illustrator who has worked with Disney and Pixar animation studios. Bove was born in Spain. Bove attended the famed California Art Institute and then worked for Pixar and Disney studios.

Bove had a great hint at how to improve your illustrations. Take a great work like Alice in Wonderland, and create your own scene. Bove also loves to paint whilst traveling. Her works in this style remind me a great deal of American travel poster artist David Klein, already profiled here.

Price range information: Prints range from $100 to $500. No pricing on originals.

The artist was in charge of developing important sequences in the modern comic movie titled “Wreck it Ralph.” This was a great and successful movie about a video game character coming to life. In this clip Bove talks about this work:


As a huge fan of former Disney artist Mary Blair, I found Bove’s work to be similar in creativity and childlike freedom.

Below another great interview which also shows some artwork at various stages of development:

Below a link to the blog of Lorelay Bove. Very up to date and unique perspectives animation:


Artist of the moment……….Pejac



Pejac is a wonderful street artist from Spain. Pejac uses a silhouette as a basis for his street art with some color occasionally added. The artist is also an illustrator and works with traditional paint on canvas. The artist is sometimes called the Spanish Banksy for his use of silhouettes and subject matter that often includes subtle political statements.

Pejac’s official government name is Silvestre Santiago.

Pejac creates great works of street art and also is a fantastic oil painter. In this clip we view one of his more traditional style of paintings:

In this clip we view the artist at work on a piece via time lapse:

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What a great artist who is every bit as capable as Banksy in making subtle political commentary. Let’s hope that more of street artist fans are exposed to this artist.


Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Aryz


Aryz is a fantastic illustrator and street artist born in Barcelona,  Spain. Aryz works with the figure and a grey and faded palette.

In this clip some very large murals painted by Aryz. The artist is capable of working on a very large scale:

To create his very large murals the artist uses a mix of spray paint and also applies paint with rollers.

He enjoys painting in abandoned factories because he is left alone and no one interrupts him.

Aryz is a highly successful commercial artist and also a printmaker.

In this clip we view a time lapse of Aryz at work on mural:

A link to the website of Aryz:

price range information: Prints can be found starting at $400.

In this clip we view the first show for Aryz that took place in the United States:

Aryz is a highly gifted artist who does a great job at portraying emotions in his characters. Its amazing how large some of his murals are.


Artist of the moment……Street Artist La Mesa

Mesa or La Mesa is a Spanish street artist based out of Barcelona, Spain. Mesa works with portraits and much of his work is in black and white. With his way of capturing the face his art reminds of the street artist renown for his work with photography in black and white, J.R. He works with faces mainly, but also works with birds as a favorite subject.

In this clip many works of Mesa are shown. Here you get a selection of works other than the portraits he is renown for:

No more information on this artist but more street artists coming soon!

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Artist of the moment……Deih


Deih is an illustrator and street artist based out of Spain. The artist works in an illustrative/ comic book style. Many works have to do with space or other worlds besides earth. Deih sometimes depicts figures being torn or taken apart.

No birthdate or much information about this artist yet, but his skill level is amazing! In some works he even creates likenesses of rappers including Snoop Doggy Dogg.

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Artist of the moment……Ismael De La Serna


Ismael De La Serna was born in Granada, Spain in the year 1897. De La Serna worked as an illustrator and painted in a Cubist style during his peak years. For his artistic education De La Serna attended the Granada Academy of Fine Arts located in Granada, Spain.

The artist painted still life works using musical instruments as a favorite subject. These works remind of the great Pablo Picasso and his work the” Guitar Player.” Both artists have made the violin come to life with their art!

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In this clip a great montage of works by Ismael De La Serna:

The artist is part of the Musee D’Orsay located in Paris, France.

Ismael De La Serna passed away in 1968.


Artist of the moment……Street Artist Escif


Escif is a fantastic street artist from Spain. Escif is not looking to make decorative art, but rather to wake people up and open their minds to his reality.

Escif tries to think about concept rather than shape in his art. His concepts are very unique and my favorite work in the gallery shows an automobile falling to the ground and landing on it’s roof. The execution of the work was great and looking at on a computer screen is still great when you realize the entire work is 4 to five stories tall.

Escif is based of Spain. Much of his work can be found in Valencia, Spain.

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In this very brief clip we see a timelapse of the artist in action. Its great to see the fun he has created abstract shapes in the fence:

Here we view a very large mural completed in Spain. Many closeups and different angled views are shown:



Artist of the moment…….Angel Botello

Angel Botello was born in Cangas do Morrazo, Spain in the year 1913. His father ran the family business, a fish cannery. The cannery ran into bankruptcy and his father moved the family to Bordeaux, France. Angel was one of six children. Angel and his brother Manuel fell in love with the art world and both attended and graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

After college he went on to study in Spain in Madrid. The Spanish Civil War began and he and his brother fought in the war. His brother Manual was killed during the war.

After the war Botello decided to relocate to the Dominican Republic. The Caribbean family of artists welcomed him.  He would eventually marry a woman from Haiti and live there for nearly one decade. His landscapes of this region are highly sought after by collectors.

The family would move to Puerto Rico and this would become his most prolific time of output in his life. Botello began painting and sculpting especially after he was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1985. He was a daily smoker and passed away in 1986.

Botello was a painter, printmaker, photographer, sculptor,  and master of mosaics.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $100,000.

What a multi medium master!


Artist of the moment……Esteban Vicente

Esteban Vicente was one the first American Abstract Expressionist painters. Esteban Vicente was born in the year 1903 in Turegano, Spain. His father worked in the army.

His father quit the army so that Esteban and his siblings could attend better schools. He also moved the family to Madrid, Spain. His father was a major influence and encouraged his son to draw and paint. Starting around the age of four years old Vicente would go to the Museums of Madrid every Sunday with his father.

For his artistic education Vicente attended the Royal Academy of Art located in Madrid.

First solo show was in 1928.

In this clip a great selection of works by Esteban Vicente:

Vicente took a wife and moved to the United States one year later in 1936. The couple lived in New York City.

His jobs when he first came to the United States included painting portraits, teaching Spanish, and serving as a government council from his native country, Spain.

Esteban Vicente taught in Puerto Rico and also the New York City Studio School.

Vicente enjoyed exposing art to children.

Esteban Vicente passed away in 2001 at the age of 97 years of age.

Price range information: Vicente was a printmaker and these start at $5,000 up to originals in oils which can sell for $200,000.


Artist of the moment….Manuel Marin

Manuel Marin was born in Cieza, Spain in the yea 1942. I like to think of Marin’s work as very similar to Alexander Calder’s mobile works. Marin worked in very large public sized formats.

Marin’s first love was bullfighting. He loved the sport and began fighting by himself when he was sixteen. At the age of 20 he moved to London, England to work in a gallery. At this gallery Marin was able to meet Henry Moore, the world famous sculptor already profiled here, who hired Marin as an assistant.

Marin passed away in 2007.

Price range information: Most non public sized works range from four to twenty thousand dollars.

This artist created some very fun and exciting shapes which are great to see in three dimensions.


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