Walls by Tuenti

MURAL INTERVENTIONS

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 (RUARTS GALLERY) // PONI (GALERÍA BALNEARIO) // PRO176 (SWINTON GALLERY) // ARTEZ (GALO ART GALLERY)

Marat Morik

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.

Poni

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.

Pro176

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

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.

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

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URVANITY ART

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

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Sergio Sancho // sergio@urvanity-art.com

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