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  • Exploring with Juan Manuel Pajares

    Meet the artist Born in 1957 in Lleida, Spain, Juan Manuel Pajares is a self-taught artist who challenges us with his captivating brushstrokes and unique vision by leading a rebellion of signs and questioning their usual interpretations. New York’s vibrant pulse It was on the streets of New York that the captivating artistic journey of Juan Manuel Pajares began. Since his inaugural showcase in Soho back in 2000, his unique style captured the city's essence, echoing its lively spirit and colorful graffiti. "Practicing the art of cut-up and montage, Pajares is not strictly speaking a painter. A self-taught artist, as much a poet and stroller as a sociologist, each of his paintings is similar to the cinematographic experiments of a Guy Debord or a Godard." Roland Barthes, Art Critic, Christies, 2007 Transforming Everyday Pajares turns ordinary images, symbols and icons into captivating art, inviting viewers to ponder their deeper meanings. Over two decades, his style has evolved, becoming more abstract and resonating with people everywhere. Fresh Perspectives Through his art, Pajares challenges us to see the world differently, sparking conversations about how visuals shape our understanding. Staying true to his passion, he creates art for galleries and collectors from France to Los Angeles, inspiring us all to embrace creativity and exploration. I never know how I am going to finish the painting, I improvise. I always look for shapes, textures, characters and how they interconnect with each other, working with layers and brushes. Interview See the interview by Europa Press TV Madrid #streetart #painting #urbanart #art #graffiti #pajares #art #spain

  • Bernat Barris, Unveiling the Beauty of Non-Places

    Interview Born in 1986, Catalan artist Bernat Barris makes ordinary places special, sprinkles in some beauty. He also points out the little details hidden in places we usually ignore on the edges of the city. What drew you to explore non-places* in your art, and how do they become the focal point of your Rodalies Nord series? I've always been fascinated by those spaces of circulation, transit, and anonymity we just pass through without really noticing. Marc Augé calls them 'non-places' because they're not about history or personal stories. In my Rodalies Nord series, I wanted to show the hidden beauty of these everyday non-places. I see them as blank canvases that reflect all the changes happening around us in the city. How does your artistic vision transform seemingly mundane non-places into aesthetically rich scenes, and what effects do you hope to generate through your brushwork and design? The 19th-century romantic landscape painters really captivated me. When I'm painting, I try to make ordinary places special, sprinkle in some beauty. Even if they seem abandoned, I leave traces of constant movement. I aim to capture the essence of these non-places inhabited by solitude and shaped by the transition from use to disuse. I like exploring the tensions between beauty and ugliness, tradition and modernity. Your Rodalies Nord series delves into the periphery and suburbs. What inspired you to find beauty in these seemingly unattractive spaces, and how do they challenge traditional perceptions of the city? I get inspired by the outskirts and suburbs. There's this richness and contrast in these places that people usually ignore. Even though they're important for getting around, these non-places make you rethink what you know about the city and make you notice the little details in these empty spaces. Your Granollers series explores your connection to Granollers. Can you share more about how your personal experiences and emotions mix with your artistic exploration of this city? Granollers is more than just my hometown; it's an emotional anchor for me. In my art, I try to capture the joy in these forgotten landscapes and convey the importance and beauty in them through my gaze. I see the city like a big picture I'm painting, telling my own story through art pieces. Could you give us a glimpse into your journey as an artist? What led you to prioritize your artistic career, and how do you balance your passion for painting with your role as a teacher? I discovered my love for art early on and graduated in Fine Arts in 2009. I started focusing more on my art in 2015, joining an art residency in Barcelona Academy of Art. Now, besides painting, I’m a plein-air landscape teacher in Barcelona Academy of Arts and the traditional drawing teacher in the Animation and VFX degree in La Salle University. I try to keep teaching because it makes me aware of my process as a painter. The same I teach them with, I can apply to myself. Conversation inspired by the insights of Sergio Fuentes Milà, Dra Roser Masip Boladeras, David Sánchez Rueda. * Ref.: Marc Augé , Non lieux. Introduction à une anthropologie de la surmodernité, 1992) #bernatbarris #painting #cityscapes #art #granollers #landscapepainting #art #catalunya

  • Davis-Dutreix, Reflecting Upon the Human Condition

    Born in Miami in 1954, Davis Dutreix is a pivotal figure in 90s French underground art and squart culture. With the tradition of symbolic art and with a vivid palette, he prompts reflection on the human experience. Embarking on a Spiritual Odyssey In the vivid tapestry of life, one often stumbles upon profound moments that lead to a transformative quest. At the tender age of 17, Pierre Davis Dutreix encountered such a pivotal moment when he survived a harrowing car accident, setting the stage for a lifelong exploration of spirituality. It was during this period that he serendipitously uncovered the profound teachings of Zen Buddhism, a guiding light that would remain steadfast throughout his artistic odyssey. The 1970s found him amidst the bustling streets of New York, where his artistic education intersected with the formation of his potent political consciousness. A remarkable initiatory sojourn to South America in the 1980s marked a pivotal chapter, as it was here that Davis Dutreix commenced drawing alongside creatives challenging a repressive dictatorship. This marked the inception of his artistic journey that would resonate with defiance and innovation. Life in the Squarts The 1990s saw Davis Dutreix immerse himself in the realm of radical artistry and collages, an era characterized by his serendipitous encounters within the Parisian squats, affectionately referred to as "squarts" – a portmanteau of "squat" and "art." It was during this time and amidst this creative tapestry that he embarked on his own artistic foray, experimenting with the vibrant medium of painting. Collaborations with fellow avant-garde artists eventually led to the establishment of the groundbreaking ‘Zen Copyright’ gallery, carried out in tandem with Eduardo, a Parisian performer, and SP38, a renowned international figure in street art. This momentous juncture marked the birth of the 'Zen Copyright' collective, a force that actively engaged in the socio-political events of its time. With exhibitions that popped up in the streets, at events, or within the concert halls hosting luminaries like Rita Mitsouko, Brigitte Fontaine, and Nonnes Troppo, Davis- Dutreix and the collective left an indelible imprint on the urban landscape. It was during this chapter that he forged a profound connection with Le Bateleur, a kindred spirit who tragically passed away in 1995. Simultaneously, the inception of a new collective, 'La Grange aux Belles,' heralded a period of fervent creativity. Their Squart, became a hub for organizing events for the common good, a sanctuary before their eventual eviction in 2000. Awakening the Senses: A Manifesto for Art Art should not be passive, intellectual or elitist, it must awaken in the viewer a feeling that makes them think about the human condition. Davis Dutreix was resolute in his belief that art should never be a passive or elitist endeavor, nor merely an intellectual pursuit. Instead, he championed a philosophy that called for art to stir profound emotions within the observer, provoking contemplation of the human condition. In this vision, art was a catalyst for transformation, an embodiment of activism and introspection. Time of Maturity Davis-Dutreix briefly returned to New York, where he opened the 'off gallery' then settled in Nice, in a workshop/squat 'les devils bleus' from 2000 to 2004, the date of the expulsion. In 2004, he opened a new squart in Nice, in the old town: le Pigeonnier. He finally finds the time to settle down and unfold on canvas. Each work is like a part of the world imagined and sketched during all the preceding years, we find there all the power of Davis-Dutreix colors and the richness of the symbolic vocabulary. Text written with the collaboration of Atelier Franck Michel, Nice #underground #streetart #politicalart #symbolicart #symbolism #apocalypse #art

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  • Oluwole Omofemi | Paintings | Fanantique

    Oluwole Omofemi Contemporary African Artist | Nigeria Oluwole Omofemi knew, in early years, that he wanted to become an artist despite his family disapproval. Today, he is an Artist-in demand with paintings that express freedom, strength and power. Read More Sort by Sold Oluwole Omofemi - Invader IV

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