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Urvanity LAB now also in the new Corte Inglés in Arapiles

June 22, 2021

Urvanity LAB has a new home: our latest creative laboratory has moved to the El Corte Inglés in Arapiles, in the Chamberí district of Madrid.   Under the guidelines of the decorator and interior designer Lázaro Rosa Violán, the new outlet centre for leading brands in Arapiles has become an urban and ground-breaking space with… Read more » Continue reading

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Urvanity Acquisition and Residency Awards 2021

April 27, 2021

Urvanity, now in its fifth edition, from May 27th to 30th at the COAM in Madrid, has consolidated its position as the meeting place for New Contemporary Art. This year, for the first time, the fair presents the Urvanity 2021 Acquisition and Residency Awards for the artists participating in this edition, together with some of… Read more » Continue reading

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Interview with Paco Pomet

April 16, 2021

Irony, skepticism and above all humor inhabit Paco Pomet’s universe (Granada, 1970). His monochrome works with focused points of light make them burn in full-color flames and glowing suns and moons brighten the game of whites and grays. “Art has become a refuge from the dystopian world we live in,” says Pomet, while the virtuosity… Read more » Continue reading

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Call to artists! Marconi’s international urban art contest kicks off

April 9, 2021

Attention artists! The Madrid City Council and Foro de Empresas por Madrid are launching today the urban art contest in Colonia Marconi, in Villaverde (Madrid) for national and international artists. Here we tell you everything about it!   What is the contest about? The Madrid City Council, through the Área de Gobierno de Economía, Innovación y Empleo and… Read more » Continue reading

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Haroshi, the skateboard sculptor

March 25, 2021

Japanese artist Haroshi creates unique hand-carved wooden pieces from various used skateboards glued together. Haroshi’s studio located in the center of Tokyo, is a very curious place, we could say it is a skateboard junkyard, it is full of hundreds of skateboards (ready to be recycled), tools and machinery with which Haroshi has created a… Read more » Continue reading

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‘Stagnant Stories’ by Martín Kazanietz

Feb. 12, 2021

Martín Kazanietz revisits the mobile photo gallery aesthetics to transfer it into his paintings. The installation at the Institut Français in Madrid by La Causa Galería allows us to move forward in the presented works as if it was a real Instagram stories reel.   Martin Kazanietz, also known as Gordopelota, comes to work his studio work… Read more » Continue reading

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An interview with Guido Bisagni aka 108

Feb. 9, 2021

On January 29th, Italian artist Guido Bisagni (Alessandria, 1978), better known as 108, inaugurated “To the Clouds”, his latest solo exhibition at Swinton Gallery in Madrid. A show that gathers around thirty new and original works on paper and on canvas that revolve around the concept of “Orphism”. Raised in the graffiti scene as one… Read more » Continue reading

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The best 2020 Street Art

Jan. 4, 2021

The Urvanity team has reviewed some of the 2020 favorite murals. Some of them have been chosen for the message, others for the technique, others for pure aesthetics, color and beauty and others for the promise of what these artists will soon have to say. Nelio, Broken Fingaz, Daniel Muñoz, Gleo, Eltono… are some of the… Read more » Continue reading

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Put some Art into you library

Dec. 28, 2020

Kaws, Aryz, Banksy, Waone Interesni Kazki… We go through some of the greatest book launches of these last months and we will give you a preview of the last publishing news to be released in 2021. Take note to update your book collection and make sure you write them down in this year gift list!… Read more » Continue reading

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December’s Recommendations: What to watch, read and listen by Rosh333, Nevercrew, Kristen Liu-Wong and J.R. Pinto

Dec. 21, 2020

We move to the sound of jazz music with the Spanish artist Rosh, we dive into the pages of the latest novels read by the American Kristen Liu-Wong, we review some of the greatest cinema classics with the Swiss duo Nevercrew and catch up on Japanese anime with the Madrid-based illustrator and comic book artist J.R…. Read more » Continue reading

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Studio Visit: MOMO

Dec. 17, 2020

Playful, complex and brightly colored abstract murals and canvas, the Californian artist and Florida based, MOMO (San Francisco, 1974) has been experimenting with shapes, form and color for more than twenty years now. It wasn’t graffiti what led him into the Street Art scene, but his multiple travels around the globe, which he planned and… Read more » Continue reading

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Grip Face: a personal tour through his latest exhibition

Dec. 11, 2020

“Masks of a Millennial Generation” by the Majorcan artist Grip Face (Palma de Mallorca, 1989) was inaugurated at the Cerquone Gallery in Madrid last November 19. An evolution of the work in which he has been immersed for the last six years around the face and its complexion: «I have encompassed this project around four… Read more » Continue reading

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Angelo Milano and how FAME became the first Street Art festival back in 2008

Dec. 9, 2020

He’s into punk music, the underground scene and he’s about doing things without asking too many questions. Angelo Milano doesn’t want to like, but rather to do things that he likes. In 2008 he started in Grottaglie, a small town in the interior of the Italian Puglia, the first edition of FAME, the first self-financed… Read more » Continue reading

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10 minutes with… Juan Díaz-Faes

Dec. 4, 2020

Juan Díaz-Faes (Oviedo, 1982) is all good vibe around him. Between surfing, gardening, cooking (or eating…) and carpentry crafts he spends his time in Cantabria, surrounded by sea and mountains, and creating with full freedom, controlling his rhythms, but above all without stopping. Because if he stops, he gets bored. His work, with fun and… Read more » Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Francisco Diaz aka Pastel

Nov. 27, 2020

As a child he played in the Argentine professional soccer league but at 14 he broke his knee for the first time. By that time Francisco Díaz, known as Pastel, had already begun to paint graffiti on the streets of his native Buenos Aires and that injury, which kept him from practicing any sport for… Read more » Continue reading

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Infinite Hyuro

Nov. 24, 2020

One of the brightest lights shining in the world of street art faded away last Thursday, November 19. Tamara Djurovic, known as Hyuro (1974 – 2020), died in Valencia last week after a year fighting against an illness that, although at times seemed to give her a break, ended up taking her away without even… Read more » Continue reading

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Ampparito: a personal tour through his latest exhibition

Nov. 17, 2020

«When Manuela and Pablo invited me to present my work at La Causa Galería this past June I came with a first idea that was much more installation-oriented. As everything had to be delayed, I considered it wouldn’t make much sense for me to stay into that concept and realized the exhibition would be very… Read more » Continue reading

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November’s Artistic Agenda

Nov. 13, 2020

Jillian Evelyn, Kristen Liu Wong, Zest, Nelio, the Monkeybird Crew, Leon Keer, Yosuke Ueno… We review the latest international openings with some of our ‘must follow’ artists. But in addition to this selection you can’t miss Rosh at Montana Gallery in Barcelona, Ampparito at La Causa Gallery in Madrid (from this exhibition we will soon come with more!)… Read more » Continue reading

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Animal Kingdom

Nov. 10, 2020

From wild beasts to cute little kittens today the protagonist is the animal world. The animal as a powerful and energetic being, as a bridge to talk about more complex issues such as politics or used as a humorous resource. Tigers, dogs, wolves, horses and sometimes fantastic creatures occupy the canvas of these five artists,… Read more » Continue reading

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November’s Recommendations: What to watch, read and listen by Moneyless, Julieta XLF, Gviiie and Emily Eldridge

Nov. 6, 2020

We immerse ourselves in the graphic novel “Herstory” and a few ecofeminist essays with Julieta XLF, we discover a couple of worth investigating Youtube channels with the Madrid-born Gviiie, the Italian Moneyless reveals his must-see films and with Emily Eldridge we tune into the musical beats of one of her latest radio discoveries. Let us introduce you… Read more » Continue reading

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Inside Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre’s art collection

Nov. 3, 2020

Right under Pont des Invalides and in front of the Grand Palais, last spring it dropped its anchor and opened its doors Fluctuart, a floating cultural center dedicated to Urban Art in Paris. Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre (Nice, France, 1975) is one of the founding partners and artistic director of this innovative project located on the waters… Read more » Continue reading

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10 minutes with… Misterpiro

Oct. 30, 2020

He is young, spontaneous, very talented, and freedom flows through every inch of his being, but above all, of his work. Big color stains that overlap each other creating a glazed effect, random brush strokes that become abstract forms and color, a lot of color. Misterpiro (Plasencia, 1994) has managed to bring together under a… Read more » Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Gordopelota

Oct. 27, 2020

You will know Martin Kazanietz by the name of Gordopelota (Buenos Aires, 1985) and if you still don’t know his work, it is likely that after seeing it, it will never leave your mind again. Amateur soccer, barbecue and a whole imaginary developed around the Argentine popular culture within a single work, a mixture of… Read more » Continue reading

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The great wave that comes from the East

Oct. 23, 2020

From the Adriatic to the Black Sea, we take a look at the work of several young artists who are stirring up the contemporary scene and most importantly, they promise to continue doing so in the coming years from the other side of the European continent. Evgen Čopi Gorišek from Slovenia, Alba Miočev in Croatia,… Read more » Continue reading

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Óscar Hormigos: Art in the ‘New Media’ Era

Oct. 20, 2020

Talking to Óscar Hormigos (Madrid, 1973) could be considered as a journey to the future: art creation through Artificial Intelligence in real time, ‘crypto art’ sales through digital platforms, evolution of generative art… But nothing is further from the truth: the future is already here and it is presented within Contemporary Art with an infinite… Read more » Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Hilda Palafox (Poni)

Oct. 15, 2020

Hilda Palafox (Mexico City, 1982) or Poni, her alter ego and the artistic name by which she is known, decided to leave her four-year job in advertising to make the leap into editorial illustration. But the leap took her much further. Today Hilda does large scale murals, illustrations, drawings, ceramics, paintings on textiles and in… Read more » Continue reading

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Autumn agenda: our must go exhibitions

Oct. 12, 2020

Exhibitions are piling up! In spite of the slow pace at which the sector (and the planet itself!) are stretching out, the exhibitions are still standing as a reference. We go on an European tour from Seville to Berlin, stopping by Madrid and Paris and jumping to Athens to review the work of some of… Read more » Continue reading

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October’s Recommendations: What to watch, read and listen by Mario Mankey, Lula Goce, Sobekcis and Lusesita

Oct. 9, 2020

We’re back another month with one of our favourite and most visited articles: artist’s cultural recommendations. We move to the tropical rhythms of Space Surimi brought to us by artist Mario Mankey, we immerse ourselves in classic lectures such as “The Flower of Evil” or “Divine Comedy” that inspire Lula Goce’s work, we revisit cartoon… Read more » Continue reading

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Inside Jaime Colsa’s art collection

Oct. 5, 2020

Jaime Colsa (Cantabria, 1972) has been an art collector since he was a teenager and his hobby has not stopped. In his personal collection he treasures works of Spaniards among which are Kepa Garraza, Eugenio Merino or Marina Vargas: always artists with whom he has a personal relationship. It has been precisely this love for… Read more » Continue reading

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What about the galleries? Vol. II

Oct. 1, 2020

Once again we bring together the directors of three Spanish art galleries to survey and talk about the current situation the art world is experiencing, after our return from these weird period of summer days (see ‘What about the galleries? Vol. I’). The wheel is turning back again after a long period of decisive stagnation for… Read more » Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Fidia Falaschetti

Sept. 28, 2020

Named after Phidia, one of the most important Greek sculptors and painters, Fidia Falaschetti (Civitanova, Italy, 1977) grew up in a very creative and artistic family on the Italian east coast. On his early years he was inspired by the street art and the hip hop scene and ended up studying Production Design. After working for… Read more » Continue reading

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Edoardo Tresoldi’s latest visual poem in Italy

Sept. 24, 2020

It is one of the most beautiful poetic actions done in recent times. An alliance between materials and the surrounding landscape, a union between matter and nature. In an idyllic setting, on the coastline of the southern Italian city of Reggio Calabria, right at the tip of the Italian ‘boot’ and overlooking the Sicilian coast,… Read more » Continue reading

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10 minutes with… Amaia Arrazola

Sept. 21, 2020

She’s an artist for as long as she can remember, former publicist as an occupational incursion and illustrator as a way of life. And since almost two years ago she’s Ane’s mother. Amaia Arrazola (Vitoria, 1984) paints murals, writes books, illustrates and designs vignettes for magazines or book covers and draws and constructs in the… Read more » Continue reading

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Art to conquer the space

Sept. 17, 2020

And no, we don’t mean outer space. No constellations, no planets. We are talking about the public, the private, the space in general: about art in the city. Museums, soccer stadiums, restaurants, zebra crossings or tunnels for pedestrians. The city bows down to the artists in order to value their work in the public (and… Read more » Continue reading

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Studio Visit: 3ttman (Louis Lambert)

Sept. 14, 2020

Louis Lambert (Lille, 1978) aka 3ttman or “Trois Tête Man” from the French “man with three heads” was born in the French city of Lille, but has been living and having his studio in Tenerife for a few years now. Since he was a child he has been passionate about painting, however the street and its idiosyncrasy… Read more » Continue reading

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Javi Calleja: When the limit is called Asia

Sept. 10, 2020

Javi Calleja (Málaga, 1971) started to become recognized in the national Spanish circuit of galleries and museums with his work of “minimal sculptures”, but it has been his drawings and paintings of naïve looking children with big watery eyes that have taken him to the top. The Malaga-born artist, with a degree in Fine Arts… Read more » Continue reading

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Exhibitions: what will be on display this September

Sept. 7, 2020

Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend 2020 From September 10th to November 11th From Thursday 10th to Sunday September 13th, Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend 2020 will be back kicking off the new Madrid’s art season. After several tumultuous months where many of the galleries have had to cancel or reschedule their exhibitions Apertura manages to celebrate another… Read more » Continue reading

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10 minutes with… Marina Capdevila

Sept. 3, 2020

If walking through Barcelona, Cancun, Miami, Ostend or Los Angeles you come across a mural with the whole range of oranges and a bunch of cool grannies, then there’s no doubt about it. You are looking at a work by the Catalan artist Marina Capdevila (Falset, 1985), one of the most international artists in our… Read more » Continue reading

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September’s Recommendations: What to watch, read and listen by GR170, Marat Morik, Arantxa Recio (Harsa) and Oscar Llorens

Sept. 1, 2020

Goodbye August, hello September. We help you overcome these “back to school” days with some of the best cultural recommendations from Spanish and International contemporary urban artists and illustrators. From the comics of the publishers Autsaider Comics or Fulgencio Pimentel recommended by GR170, to some classic love-story films that we review with the Russian artist… Read more » Continue reading

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Team Sport in times of quarantine

Aug. 6, 2020

We’ve already talked about the project Change Is A Team Sport. But this time we would like to present you a part we’ve not covered yet. Change is a Team Sport is a project based entirely on the principal of teamwork, of meeting and working together with other people, of exchange, of interpersonal interaction. But… Read more » Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Doma Collective (Julian Chu)

July 30, 2020

  DOMA Collective burst onto the urban art scene in Buenos Aires in 1998 with its stencils, installations and guerrilla campaigns with a touch of irony and absurdity. Mariano Barbieri, Julian Manzelli, Matías Vigliano and Orilo Blandini were the members who gave shape to this reactionary artistic proposal, loaded with political content where they tackled… Read more » Continue reading

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The challenge of Urban Art festivals

July 27, 2020

Asalto Festival in Zaragoza, Rexenera in Galicia and Parees in Oviedo are the three flagship festivals of muralism and art in the public space in Spain. Artists such as Aryz, Case Maclaim, Lidia Cao or Bosolleti have left their trace at Rexenera, representing the urban scene from Galician to international artists and putting Carballo (A… Read more » Continue reading

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10 minutes with… Antonyo Marest

July 23, 2020

Palm trees, flamingoes, shapes and figures taken from elements found in the nature combining pastel tones and more strident ones conform artist Antonyo Marest (Alicante, 1987), who takes us back to the 1920s and the traditional Art Deco architecture in its most contemporary version and with a Mediterranean taste. His work ranges from painting to… Read more » Continue reading

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This summer’s most refreshing shows

July 20, 2020

From Paris to Barcelona and from Hamburg to Tokyo we go on a summer tour through some of the most refreshing exhibitions by following some of our favorite artists: Zest, Miss Van, Ana Barriga, Invader or Javier Calleja. Lets face the heat immersing ourselves into some art!   Joan Cornellà At Galerie Arts Factory (Paris)… Read more » Continue reading

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Zoonchez: A colorful Mediterranean (im)balance

July 16, 2020

Art with a Mediterranean flavor, cubist inspiration and vitalist compositions where his characters try to find a balance between superimposed elements and full color strokes. Whether on canvas, on a wall, wood, resins or ceramics, the works of the Madrid artist Rubén Sánchez (Madrid, 1979) better known as Zoonchez, are easily recognizable by his energetic… Read more » Continue reading

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Summer Recommendations: What to watch, read and listen by Coté Escrivá, Mina Hamada, Theic Licuado and AkaCorleone

July 13, 2020

We are back this month with a new fresh edition of cultural recommendations by some of our favorite international artists. This July we sneaked into the black and white cartoon world of the Spanish illustrator Coté Escrivá to learn about the vintage Disney comic books that inspire him, we review the full-color artwork of the Japanese… Read more » Continue reading

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Studio Visit: 2501

July 9, 2020

Jacopo Ceccarelli (Milan, 1981), better known as 2501 is an Italian multidisciplinary artist born in Milan. He pursued film and cinema studies and very early he started experimenting with lines, shapes and motion in different media such as painting, installations, sculpture, photography and film. In his twenties he moved to Sao Paolo in Brazil, where… Read more » Continue reading

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Change is a Team Sport: Mur0ne and Marina Capdevilla (Part II)

July 6, 2020

A project curated by Urvanity Projects and B-Murals for adidas Originals. Artistic freedom, creativity, collective work, pieces made for exhibitions, artistic interventions… A collective project of Urban Art, but above all, great teamwork. Thanks to the team involved in the project and everybody who participated, Change is a Team Sport comes to an end with the… Read more » Continue reading

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What about the galleries?

July 2, 2020

In a three-way conversation with the directors and founders of three galleries in Spain, Mexico and the US we sit down to talk about the situation that each one is experiencing in their city, the future perspectives of the galleries and art in its more technological version. Ignacio Reig, from Furiosa Gallery in Madrid, Gerardo… Read more » Continue reading

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10 minutes with… Íñigo Sesma

June 29, 2020

As if we were in an American road-movie or in the Kerouac’s ‘On the road’ scenes, the Basque artist living in Madrid, Íñigo Sesma (San Sebastián, 1987), takes us on a trip to Middle America, its suburbs, its emptiness and its characters thanks to his paintings. Through a work of photographic documentation, Sesma portrays the… Read more » Continue reading

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Change is a Team Sport: an Urban Art collective project (Part I)

June 25, 2020

A project commissioned by Urvanity and B.Murals. During the months of March, April and May, when the world seemed to be on pause, something was still cooking in Barcelona. In fact, it started some weeks before the lockdown and during this period, it stayed alive. We are talking about “Change is a Team Sport”, a… Read more » Continue reading

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Galleries are back!

June 22, 2020

Quarantine has had us all glued into our phones and screens. At least during these months, our way of seeing and buying art has changed, and galleries have taken advantage of this period of confinement to renew and tune up. Now, while seating in our couch we can virtually visit and get immerse into the… Read more » Continue reading

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June’s Recommendations: What to watch, read and listen by PichiAvo, Elian Chali, Remed and Brothers of Light

June 18, 2020

Yet another month we talked to artists from all around the globe to collect their most personal cultural recommendations. This June, we listen to reggae and dub music, we immerse ourselves in literature classics such as “The Master and Margarita” or “The Little Prince”, we review the series “Fargo” and discover documentaries on ‘cosmogony’ and human… Read more » Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Add Fuel

June 15, 2020

In our fourth Urvanity Meets session we connect with the Portuguese artist and illustrator Diogo Machado, better known as Add Fuel (Cascais, 1980), to get into his studio located in Cascais. After graduating in graphic design and working for several years in design studios between Germany and Portugal, in 2007 Add Fuel decided to dedicate… Read more » Continue reading

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10 minutes with… Franck Noto aka Zest

June 11, 2020

The work of French artist Franck Noto aka Zest (Montpellier, 1980) has taken a substantial turn since its inception, more than 25 years ago, when he started painting graffiti on the streets of his hometown. Graffiti understood not as a form of vandalism, but as a design-oriented expression and a self-discharge in its purest sense…. Read more » Continue reading

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Green artists fighting for a change

June 8, 2020

Last Friday June 5th we celebrated World Environment Day. This has been the date chosen by the United Nations to -year after year-  promote awareness and action for the protection and caring of our planet through pushing politicians and organizations to focus their fight on this common goal that also takes part through individual actions… Read more » Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Jan Kaláb

June 4, 2020

Jan Kaláb (Prague, 1978) belongs to the oldest active generation of graffiti writers in the Czech Republic. Maybe you know him as Cakes, the alias under which he became one of the pioneers of the graffiti scene in his hometown, Prague with the DSK crew. In the year 2000 he traveled to New York were… Read more » Continue reading

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Madrid Street Art Tour (Part III)

June 1, 2020

Route 3: La Latina – Los Austrias  Distance: 1 km Time of route: 40 min aprox. We have already toured through the neighborhoods of Chueca and Chamberí on our first Street Art route in the capital and we did the same during the second route through the Embajadores and Lavapiés areas. We have seen murals… Read more » Continue reading

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The best quarantine Street Art

May 28, 2020

In the past few years, we got used to seeing every week a bunch of freshly new painted walls by artists on the social media. Bali, New Dehli, Buenos Aires or LA… the most remote cities are the perfect frame for these large scale artworks. But these last months have been different. A lot of… Read more » Continue reading

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Queen Andrea: New York’s 90’s scene, women in graffiti and making a life out of it

May 25, 2020

The 90’s decade was the hip hop and urban culture Golden Age in New York but also the end of the ‘subway graffiti’ era, which in a natural way, gave birth to the bombing of the streets in the City by the graffiti writers and the establishment of some of these prolific train artist in… Read more » Continue reading

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Virtual projects we can’t wait to see come to life

May 21, 2020

In the recent months it seems that the world has stopped. It has pressed the pause key and has left us halfway. Halfway of our professional projects, halfway of our planned trips, halfway of those wines with friends. Halfway of what was to come. But creativity doesn’t stop and the desire of the artists to… Read more » Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Alexis Diaz

May 18, 2020

We get on a live video conference Madrid – Miami connection. On the other side of the line is Alexis Diaz (Puerto Rico, 1982) in his studio located in the Wynwood area, known for being one of the neighborhoods with more street art pieces per square feet. The visual artist and muralist, known for his… Read more » Continue reading

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May’s Recommendations: What to watch, read and listen by Franco Fasoli, Srger, Helen Bur and Samuel Salcedo

May 14, 2020

We’re back with our cultural recommendations made by artists in Urvanity News. Movies, documentaries, books, podcasts, inspiring artists and other ideas to watch, read and listen in May. The Argentinian artist Franco Fasoli, Sevillian Srger, British Helen Bur and from Barcelona Samuel Salcedo share with us their favorites. Check them out!   Franco Fasoli aka Jaz (Buenos… Read more » Continue reading

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Madrid Street Art Tour (Part II)

May 11, 2020

Route 2: Embajadores – Lavapies Distance: 2 km Time of route: 1 hour aprox. After our first Street Art walking tour discovering some of the large-scale mural interventions in the area of Fuencarral street and Chamberí neighborhood in Madrid (click here to check it out), we now move to the Downtown area to come across… Read more » Continue reading

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10 minutes with… Artez

May 7, 2020

He spent the first ten years of his painting career doing letters and graffiti in his hometown and it wasn’t until a few years ago when Artez (1988, Belgrade) introduced feminine characters and figurative elements in his artwork, mostly delicate women surrounded by plants and immerse into their daily routines. Today he’s one of the… Read more » Continue reading

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Ryan Heshka: Freaks, comics and his latest clothing collection

May 4, 2020

Ryan Heshka (Manitoba, Canada, 1970) grew up watching movies and reading books that were way before his time. The 1930’s was his favorite decade and the original King Kong one of his favorite movies. He liked old comic books and vintage graphics but it wasn’t until his late 20’s when he started doing art and illustration… Read more » Continue reading

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Madrid Street Art Tour (Part I)

April 30, 2020

Route 1: Fuencarral – Chamberí Distance: 4 km Time: 1h30 min Madrid city walls have their own life. Since 2017, up to 20 national and international artists have visited the capital of Spain to intervene walls of the city center invited by Urvanity Art in collaboration with the City Hall. Streets have merged with geometric… Read more » Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Laurence Vallières

April 27, 2020

Canadian artist Laurence Vallières (Québec City, 1986) is known for the creation of large-scale sculptures using recycled cardboard that she collects from the street wherever she travels. Gorillas, bears, rhinos, and elephants through which she explores human relationships, communication and digs into other political issues such as consumerism through a sustainable work and an environmental self-awareness. Just… Read more » Continue reading

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Nicolás Romero’s (Ever) conscious footprint

April 23, 2020

He is known as Eversiempre for the simple, random fact that when he created his Instagram account, “Ever”, his actual artistic name, was already taken. Nicolás Romero (Buenos Aires, 1985) started twenty years ago now, signing and doing graffiti throw ups in the streets of his native Buenos Aires, a city experiencing the hangover of an… Read more » Continue reading

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10 minutes with… Sabek

April 16, 2020

        Animals and the color black are his trademark. Cats, tigers, wolves, panthers, snakes and other powerful birds are the main characters in the murals, installations or artwork he develops in his studio. Sabek (Madrid, 1985), who was harden in Madrid’s graffiti scene since he was a youngster, is a master in… Read more » Continue reading

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April’s Recommendations: What to watch, read and listen by SpY, Sawe, Ampparito, Edgar Plans y Penique Productions

April 15, 2020

SpY Since the early 80’s the streets have been SpY’s playground. Enigmatic and anonymous in equal parts, he transforms the public space in his own experimentation lab and a direct communication channel with the viewers through appropriation, transformation and replica of the urban elements he finds. Observant and ironic, the artist plays with the surprise… Read more » Continue reading

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Filippo Minelli: A photographic journal of a pursued isolation

April 13, 2020

Last winter, Filippo Minelli (Italy, 1983) traveled to Portugal to go find his personal and self-imposed retreat. In an industrial area somewhere in between the Spanish and Portuguese border, the artist has pinpointed his quiet spot for work and living. «I’m actually on the Portuguese side, I’m in the middle of el Alentejo and I… Read more » Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Dunja Jankovic and Boris Hoppek

April 9, 2020

Artists Dunja Jankovic (Croatia, 1980) and Boris Hoppek (Germany, 1970) have built up their headquarters in the heart of Poble Nou, in Barcelona, more than two years ago. After living for a few years in the Island of Lošinj, were she’s originally from, they spent a few months travelling through Spain in Boris’s van before… Read more » Continue reading

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Inside D*Face’s Imaginary

April 6, 2020

‘Deface’: to damage the appearance of something especially by drawing or writing on it. «It was given to me by friends long time ago from painting graffiti in the early days», says Dean Stockton alias, D*Face (London, 1978) regarding his name. «I was painting characters, faces… That became ‘these-faces’, which sounded like D-faces. I like… Read more » Continue reading

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March’s Recommendations: What to read, watch and listen by Sergio Mora, Juan Díaz-Faes, Grip Face, Toezio and Deno

March 31, 2020

After a few days locked up in quarantine we have almost seen, read and listened to it all. This is why we have spoken to some national visual artists, illustrator, designer and tattoo artists to get inside their worlds and get to know what inspires them and a few of their favorites books, documentaries and… Read more » Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Ana Barriga

March 31, 2020

Shelves packed with porcelain figures of which only a few of them will be lucky enough to be on her next artwork, masks brought from Mexico or from flea markets all around the world, spray cans, oil paint and Pepsi, the cat, are the main inhabitants of Ana Barriga’s studio in Madrid. But is her… Read more » Continue reading

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Artistic initiatives and proposals in times of quarantine

March 27, 2020

It’s when facing big crises, when society tends to show its most creative side. That capacity to renovate and adapt to new ways of using everyday tools and media. That’s precisely what happened during these days, where most of us are in quarantine: artists, galleries and other artistic and cultural agents who have seen their… Read more » Continue reading

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Expos para arrancar (y apuntar) en 2020

Jan. 9, 2020

“De aquellas hierbas, estas flores” de SRGER en Swinton Gallery (Madrid) Inauguración: Viernes 17 de enero 2020 El artista sevillano Sergio Gómez inaugura su primera exposición en solitario en la Swinton Gallery.  Srger reivindica su origen en el graffiti y su capacidad creativa abarca tanto la pintura, la fotografía, las instalaciones y el video-art como las… Read more » Continue reading

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The Best Of: Los mejores muros del 2019

Dec. 27, 2019

2019 ha estado lleno de arte y muros y os lo hemos ido enseñando en nuestras redes día a día. Aquí os dejamos con una selección de nuestros favoritos del año.                                     Continue reading

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Urvanity Picks: Art Basel Miami 2019

Dec. 12, 2019

La semana pasada estuvimos en Miami visitando algunas de las mejores ferias de arte contemporáneo a nivel internacional. Art Basel Miami, Untitled Art Fair, Scope Art, New Art Dealers Alliances – NADA Miami, Pulse, Design Miami o Art Miami y Context Art fueron algunas de las que recorrimos además de numerosos aperturas especiales de museos y… Read more » Continue reading

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Wynwood Walls en Miami cumple 10 años

Nov. 28, 2019

En pleno corazón de Miami, en el barrio de Wynwood conocido mundialmente por sus paredes plagadas de graffitis y piezas de Street art, se encuentra Wynwood Walls: el primer museo al aire libre de arte urbano. Inaugurado en 2009 por Tony Goldman, uno de los mayores inversores en bienes raíces de Estados Unidos, es hoy un… Read more » Continue reading

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Alma de acero: Diseño tubular en Antonio Colombo Galería

Nov. 21, 2019

Llega a la galería milanesa Antonio Colombo la exposición ‘Almas de acero’  comisariada por Francesca Luzzana y Federico Stanzani desarrollada en torno a 15 bicicletas icónicas que gracias a sus soluciones tecnológicas a lo largo de la historia han marcado la evolución de ciclismo moderno y contemporáneo del 1919 a 2019. Numerosos objetos, documentos y videos… Read more » Continue reading

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Expos para cerrar el año

Oct. 30, 2019

Okuda & Remed juntos en París La galería parisina Adda & Sarto acaba de inaugurar una exposición en colaboración entre dos artistas y además amigos: Okuda San Miguel y Remed. Se conocieron en los 2000, uno de Santander y el otro francés de Lille, pero fue Madrid la ciudad que les adoptó y donde cada… Read more » Continue reading

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