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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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