The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: Escif

Barcelona recently hosted a group of international artists for the Openwalls Conference, a street art festival featuring Alexis Diaz, Madsteez, M-city, Escif, Joao Lelo, Pastel, 310, Spogo and Kenor. While the above-mentioned artists created murals across the city's historical architecture, artists such as Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada gave lectures and hosted workshops. The murals were diverse and included illustrative styles (such as Escif and Alexis Diaz's pieces) as well as colorful abstraction (see Kenor and Joao Lelo's work). Photographer Fernando Alcala captured the highlights of the event.
Uninspired by the lack of public art in their home town of Aalborg, a mid-sized Danish city, Lars Bonde and Mads Mulvad curated We AArt, the first art festival focused exclusively on murals in Denmark. The fest brought out many diverse talents from different corners of Europe. In our first update, you'll find a large-scale mural by Aryz, who is known for expressing his illustrative style on monumental walls. Also hailing from Spain, Kenor created an abstract wall alive with neon colors and Escif painted a mural with neatly compartmentalized depictions of people and objects that evoke's a traveler's sketchbook. Stay tuned for more murals from Interesni Kazki, Alexis Diaz, Don John and Jaz, whose walls are still in progress as we speak.

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