Posts Tagged ‘spanish’

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!

price range information: Sorry none available.




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.

Price range information: sorry none available.



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!

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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…..Anthony Prieto

Anthony Prieto was a wonderful ceramist born in Yaldepenas, Spain in the year 1912. Prieto is known for his unique style of pottery. When I first saw the shapes, it reminded of Picasso’s ceramic works and also  of the modernist collage master Rex Ray.

The artist and his family came to the United States in 1916.

For his artistic education Prieto attended Alfred University located in the western region of the New York State.

Prieto went on to teach at the California College of Arts and Crafts, which is now the California College of the Arts. He also taught at Mills College located in Oakland, California.

Anthony Prieto passed away in 1967.

Price range information: Sorry none available.



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….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.


Artist of the moment…..Street Artist Nuria Mora

Nuria Mora is a street artist based out of Madrid, Spain. She is renown for her abstract and very colorful imagery. The artist takes time to make sure her geometric based abstract works will coincide with the texture and patterns that already exist. She enjoys leaving her mark everywhere.

In addition to the painterly street arti, Nuria Mora also creates three dimensional art. She enjoys putting up this work and feels its refreshing to look at something pleasing and interesting to the eye rather than the usual bombardment of advertisements that usually exist.

In this clip we see the artist at work:

I truly love the work of this artist. Such organized abstraction with a sense of color that reminds of such masters as Rex Ray or Wassily Kandinsky. Of all the work I have seen, the floral imagery of the artist strikes me the most.

Her three dimensional work is done with paper and the artist practices origami regularly. Mora loves to display these works in very public spaces such as bus stop locations. The works even light up at night. If you are in Madrid, Spain you can view these three dimensional works at Tirso de Molina Square.

A link to the website of Nuria Mora:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

I only wish more women would make street! Some world renown female street artists include Swoon who is based out of the states  and Faith47 based out of South Africa. I have already posted articles on both of these great artists before.


Artist of the moment……Manolo Valdes

Manolo Valdes was born in Valencia, Spain in  the year 1942. For his artistic education Valdes attended the School of Fine Arts located in San Carlos, Spain. He attended this school for two years. Valdes works in many mediums including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and collage.  For his sculpture work the artist works in bronze for the most part.  The artist has done some awesome works in terracotta. These works have a very fresh and modern aura about them.

Manolo Valdes works out of Madrid, Spain and New York City.

In this clip a wonderful tour thru a botanical garden in New York City showing many works of Manolo Valdes:

I love the modern look of Valdes’ women made with collage. Not only do they have very feminine features, sometimes no nose, but the papers used for the clothing or fan are excellent in their variety and patterns.

Price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $800,000.


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