SPECIAL PROJECT OKUDA SAN MIGUEL BY IQOS

Special project

Transformation and Innovation, together with design and cutting edge technology form the key values of the IQOS brand. This year IQOS sponsors Urvanity 2019’s Solo Shows and the Special Project by Okuda San Miguel. A space focused on the most innovative and disruptive artistic trends. The result are styles and languages which are the outcome of the union of street art and the academic and which today are the reference of the contemporary actuality.

The Rainbow Mountains‘ by Okuda San Miguel supposes to a certain extent a return to his most surrealist style. Inspired in his mural “The secret mountain” (Crans Montana, Switzerland. 2015), the artist combines some of his most habitual themes (human and nature, liberty, metamorphosis…) with the ideas of his last works (idyllic places, mutant creatures, dystopias…). A Solo Show that invites us to submerge ourselves in the universe of Okuda.

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Born in Santander in 1980, he now resides in Madrid where he also has his studio. His singular language based on icons and multicolored patterns, which we can find in the streets of a good part of the world, converted him in one of the most known artists of today. His works often question the contradictions of a false liberty and the conflict between modernity and our roots.

“Two maxims direct my trajectory artistically and personally: positivism and the effort of self-overcoming. I’m moved by the passion to create; I need to create to be happy and feel fulfilled, and with my works I try to give place to small improvements. Travelling, getting to know new worlds and people, transforming these spaces with my art, leaving a part of me in them, that’s what makes me get up every day. Because Art, a part of breaking the barriers between cultures and religions, is made for feeling it (…)”

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OKUDA

Born in Santander in 1980, he now resides in Madrid where he also has his studio. His singular language based on icons and multicolored patterns, which we can find in the streets of a good part of the world, converted him in one of the most known artists of today. His works often question the contradictions of a false liberty and the conflict between modernity and our roots.

“Two maxims direct my trajectory artistically and personally: positivism and the effort of self-overcoming. I’m moved by the passion to create; I need to create to be happy and feel fulfilled, and with my works I try to give place to small improvements. Travelling, getting to know new worlds and people, transforming these spaces with my art, leaving a part of me in them, that’s what makes me get up every day. Because Art, a part of breaking the barriers between cultures and religions, is made for feeling it (…)”

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Manifesto

URVANITY ART

The new contemporary art fair

It is manifest that for several decades new practices, values and codes have coexisted in the cultural landscape of our cities, occupying a place in the world of contemporary art. The issue is how to tie them together, and this cannot be achieved only by means of an urban art fair. Therefore, Urvanity has been conceived as a platform for a New Contemporary Art.

To speak of new art is to catalyze a contemporary project with a historical perspective because “all that is not tradition is plagiarism.” Notably, Urvanity advocates proposals (with a strong base in the urban context of the 1970 ́s up until today) that construct a dialogue with modernity, and, as a result, provide a setting from which we can explain the world around us. It is important not only to consider the work itself but to understand the public space where this very work is composed and that it at the least convey an aesthetic experience.

Urvanity seeks to explore and thus imagine possible future scenarios for this New Contemporary Art, thanks in part to alliances with other initiatives and promoters of culture in our city. To support the creation and spreading of ideas, as well as facilitate access to these practices of contemporary creation that define our vast cultural urban landscape.

Urvanity Art,
Madrid

Contact us

URVANITY ART

New Contemporary Art Fair // 28 February – 3 March 2019 // COAM 63 Hortaleza Street, Madrid (Spain)

Press inquiries
pr@urvanity-art.com

Project Manager
Victoria Ríos // victoria@urvanity-art.com

General info
info@urvanity-art.com

Exhibitor Relations
Elisa Montesinos // elisa@urvanity-art.com

Director
Sergio Sancho // sergio@urvanity-art.com

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