Walls by Tuenti
Sponsored by Tuenti Urban Art
Once again Urvanity and Tuenti work together to promote a program of mural interventions with national and international artists, who will realize their works aound Madrid’s city centre. These are the artists who will realize the interventions contemporaneously to the fair.
Marat Morik is a Russian artist, born in 1982 in Novosibirsk. From his early years he developed an interest in drawing and learned the basics of painting in an art school. Later he received degrees in philology and economics from the Novosibirsk State University, but has devoted himself to art. In 1998 with the popularization of the Internet Marat learned about hip-hop culture and ventured into graffiti which helped him to develop spray-painting skills and a love for experimentation with letter forms. Also, thanks to his graffiti experience, Marat started producing large scale works.
Nowadays Marat is particularly interested in texture, mixing techniques and materials on different surfaces. In Morik’s works abstract forms are combined with realism, expressionism and typographic elements. Marat actively collaborates with street art galleries all over the world and creates large murals.
Hilda Palafox, aka PONI (México), is a Mexican artist born in 1982. Her work focuses on the search for tranquility, stoicism, curved with the consistent delicacy of femininity. Her figures awaken the reminiscence of the curvaceous fertility of our origin, the female eternal. The encounters in Hilda Palafox’s work present themselves as a playful equanimity between shapes and colors. Suspended in time, a vacuum, a space lent by the universe for her muses to float and endure. She has been privileged to portrait her work in illustrations, canvases, murals and media such as ceramics,
PRO176 was born in 1976 in Paris, and grew up in Choisy-le-Roi, a small town in the southern suburbs of Paris. He defends a new form of graffiti, an aesthetic always imbued by Marvel, abstract futuristic mathematics, literary constructivism and brutally refined cubism. A kind of pure graffiti avant-garde, which ignores any other vision of graffiti, supposedly useless.
He develops a style inspired by the world of Kirby, whose eternal philosophical search for good against evil is played in a context of infinite stars and galaxies populated by superheroes or supervillains.
Artez was born in 1988 in Belgrade, in former Yugoslavia. At a very young age he was confronted with the conflictive political situation and the graffiti culture that was starting to appear on the streets of Belgrade during the ’90s, This new way of expression inspired Artez to start spraying in public space when he was 15 years old. The temporary nature of graffiti gave him freedom to experiment with different styles and tools used for painting and the constant change of “workspace” awakened his love for creating art in public space. Artez soon mastered the use of spray can as a painting tool he used for creating different graffiti styles & characters, 3D letters & photorealism.
Over the years his focus moved from painting small scale surfaces with spray cans to painting large scale murals with acrylic wall paint, brush and rollers. The style he created over the years can be described as a mix of realism and illustration.