«Line» by Alex Face

I think my favorite example would be my project in Yala province located in the south of Thailand, due to the fact that it is one of the three border provinces that are classified as conflict-affected area. In the span of twenty years Yala has faced shootings, bombings, and other disruptions which made the city had less and less community’s activity every year. When I had my project there I could see that my artwork could make a little change in the atmosphere and get people out of their homes to hang out, participate in conversations and so on.

ALEX FACE

Interview with ALEX FACE – «I consider myself both a painter and a street artist; I like to spray paint on public walls, but I also like to experiment and work with other mediums such as oil painting, acrylic, and other techniques. Actually, I like working alone in the studio as much as I enjoy going out and meeting random people on the streets and getting to know their thoughts and opinions on my work. I think most of my work addresses social events and concerns about the future, with my medium being my character.»

«Desde el barrio al cielo» by Jay Kaes

The piece I will choose is “Desde el barrio al Cielo” and it was painted in a small neighbourhood of Patras city in Greece. I painted a kid jumping in a puddle in the wall next to a playground so maybe it extended the playground area to the citizens making the area a bit more fun.

JAY KAES

Interview with Jay Kaes – «I’m an artist who has the world as a canvas and seeks to give something positive back to society while expressing myself painting on the streets. My projects want to make people ask questions and inspire good changes.»

«Portrait 4#» by La dame qui colle

I chose the 4 # portrait. Drawing of a woman who falls and seems to get up. It is human-sized, it marks the existence of a woman in this place, in this street. It is a trompe l’oeil of reality. My job is to make people believe that the person is there and exists at that moment.
• To transform the space or to show what you cannot see there.

LA DAME QUI COLLE

Interview with La dame qui colle – «I am an artist committed to the survival of the planet and the place for all way of thinking. I chose to defend the place of women in town centers. Considering that at least 50% of the population (female) is not comfortable in the urban space. I draw women that I stick on the walls to mark their presence and their protection.»

MAXIMILIANO BAGNASCO

Interview with Maximiliano Bangnasco – «I am an artist who works in many variations into the art. Today they know my work of realism. I am an artist of realism, but I do not like to copy photos, I always put my personal touch on it.»

«Rainbow Tetris» by Lara Padilla

This piece was part of the II Edition of “CI Urban Fest de Cultura Inquieta” and we were intervening on the walls of a Sports Center. It was a very beautiful experience for me because of the fact of sharing it with the people on the street and with the other artists who participated. We could see how the space was filled with color with all the works of different styles and techniques.

«Black, like crows» by D.Largo

The work prints an emotion in the utilitarian, it tells us a story, and that is the only narrative I am looking for. It arose as a result of extreme negativity in my life, I was in a cafeteria having breakfast and I took out a notebook, I heard the cawing of some crows and I drew several of them complaining and screaming. its creation? It was the local council along with the festival organizers who gave me the wall. Can we consider this work as illegal / vandalism or legal, what is your criterion? It is a legal job.

D.LARGO

Interview with D.Largo – «I am a very mental person who is always in search of new formulas, I am very in touch with my spiritual dimension. My projects have to do with my internal dimension, with worlds parallel to ours, they always deal with the most internal dimensions of the human.»

«Entrée dans le tableau» by Oblique

I chose to present my installation for the Mister Freeze festival in Montauban. For me it is a work in 3 dimensions of the artwork, it is no longer just a wall covering but a work in volume. As I said previously, it’s part of a street art festival, it’s a job where I was paid and which is therefore legal. I made this installation because I wanted to get out of the flat wall, I wanted people to be able to enter my work and walk between my forms.

OBLIQUE

Interview with Oblique – «I am Romain L. aka Oblique, I live in Toulouse in the South of France. I’m a graffiti artist that I have been practicing for over 20 years. I have taken a new direction for 3 years now with my artistic project “oblique “ which revolves around post graffiti, graphical and abstract art.»

«Duality» by Erb Mon

Duality is a geometric mural with many references to science. The neighborhood that houses it is one of the epicenters of migrations in Spain, where different nationalities and very conservative cultures coexist such as gypsies, Arabs, Hindus … The design had a very strong visual impact because we are talking about people whose graphic references are basically documentaries and therefore totally figurative.

ERB MON

Interview with Erb Mon – «I wrote with encrypted languages on the walls in an illegal way, I was very influenced by Futurism and I liked to paint in the midst of destruction, of the abandoned.»

«Puas» by GRUPO SISMO

I choose «Puas» this work for me meant finding the aesthetic direction that we had been looking for as Grupo SISMO for a long time. I believe that the transformation of urban space occurs whenever a work intervenes in its architecture, in some way a blank wall or an element of the street goes from being something unknown to being communicating and connecting with people through the power of the symbol or of the intervention. What could previously be a ruined or mossy wall becomes a point where people now take photos, that seems incredible to me. I think there is an alchemical process there, as if lead turns into gold.

GRUPO SISMO

Interview with Grupo Sismo – «I like to think about every part of the process, from the color palette and climates, to what story as a game, each character has that I can paint. I like to see all my projects as a challenge, an opportunity to challenge myself in something and break with some idea or limit.»

«2 Portals» by Betan Prismas

Under the bridge October 9 of Turiá Garden, on the wall just below the architect Calatraba made his first bridge in the city of Valencia, it was a space where no one went or sat, people passed by and did not stop; until that anonymous, empty and gray space now has life, color, and generates other points of view, gives a new context. People passed by and did not stop; Now it has not only become an artistic space but it has also allowed people to be in it, sit, rest, meet up with, contemplate, and has generated an environment and background for photographs and videos in this media world.

Betan Prismas

Interview with Betan Prismas- «I am a very sensitive, active person with a high sense of aesthetics, who has always found pleasure in everything that represents or is in balance and harmony; projecting that energy into my creative projects, whether in painting, drawing, photography or working as an art director for publicity, videos and Films. Have been the tools and medias with which I have experimented the most over the years.»

«HALO» by Diego DGOH

It’s a little difficult to answer that .. But I believe that a painting I did in Haiti in 2019, I say this because of the context of the locality, which is a very humble country with people who still don’t have much access to urban art.
It was very special to transform a piece of that special place.

Diego DGOH

Interview with Diego DGOH- «I define myself as an urban visual artist, with a more poetical look at murals. But I really like traditional Graffiti like bombs and paintings on trains. Today I define my projects more and more focused on fineart with research and concepts about my look at the good things in life. Through this I synthesize my productions from digital illustrations to canvases.»

«Precariously» by Damien Mauro

I choose my wall in the city centre of Kiev. It’s a school wall, so i wanted to bring joy to illustrate the happiness of children. This is an order by the french Institut during a festival called the french spring. My will was to represent the political fragility. I tried to play with the Soviet architecture and my form work. Its a legal work. 
When im painting, i like the interaction with the children. For me, the meeting between the artist and the citizen is essential. But my project is create before my intervention. 

DAMIEN MAURO

Interview with Damien Mauro- «I’m Damien Mauro aka Goddog. I have 37 years, I live in Avignon, in the South of France. It’s a walled city where the light and the colours of Provence are really inspirational. 
My work is very grafical. I play with forms and colours. My influences are ethnic and architectural. I like the primitive art and the modern painters: Matisse, Fernand Léger, Picasso, etc.»

«Lila & Ambrose» by Mabel Vicentef

The piece is located in a simple car park, with not even a good view from the street, when I started making it I felt a bit frustrated because of  the place where it was thought I really like the wall. Then while I was painting I realized all the movement of this place, and the fact that everyone  was parking became a positive thing, because they stop and talk to me and everyone was really surprise and I received great feedback. Also there where a lot of homeless is this area and they were really happy about the mural and felt represented, what I live most of public art is that is for everyone, no just for minorities.

MABEL VICENTEF

Interview with Mabel- «I’m a street artist, I enjoy working outdoors as I like constant changes, movements and challenges and I  dislike routines, public art always surprises me and keeps me up and inspire. I started working as scenery  set designer and making sets por theatre, TV, cinema etc. so soon I  I Fell in love with the big sizes, and the idea o creating huge parallel worlds, so after working for this team, one day I decided to  paint a small walls of some friends  and finally one day I painted outside a small store in a town and I realize how magic it was the feedback from people,  how they get involved, I met all this different people’s with different stories which was really inspireful.»

«Wings that unite us» by FLIX

One of the most recent that I have done is called «Wings that unite us» that I did in a neighborhood called «Salgadas» located in the Marvila area, Lisbon in Portugal.
This piece came to transform the urban space as the way of living and relating to its environment to several of the people who live in the vicinity, since in addition to having generated an aesthetic and visual change of the elements of the environment, the active participation in The execution of the intervention by some of the neighbors, generated sensitivity, and a sense of belonging and pride on the part of the participants, since they are direct transformers of their reality.

FLIX

Interview with Flix- «My projects are in the style of geometric abstraction, This represents a mixture of past and future, since I like to merge some geometric elements of ancestral cultures, such as fabrics, totems, patterns and shapes, with more contemporary elements such as robots, mechanisms , geometric and architectural elements present in the cities around us.»

«Only god can judge me» by Evyrein

It was a shock. As soon as I saw the place I imagined that piece coming out of the wall. Obviously, like all the others, the piece was illegal, and I was also aware of the fact that that building was designed by a well-known architect, Gio Ponti, a place that also houses several works of art and frescoes inside. Obviously it is not to be considered a vandalistic act, but for many it was, both for what it represented and for where it was made. I must say that there was a lot of controversy about it.

Evyrein

Interview with Evyrein- «Many people call me an artist and that makes me smile.
But I just don’t recognize myself as an artist, if I had to define myself I would simply define myself more as creative, that is, I am.
Like my projects, after all, creations … starting from stencils, working with sprays, wheat pastes, sculptures etc …»

«Madre Tierra» by Tymon de Laat

For me this would be the Madre Tierra wall. Most of the work i do is legal work, as i am not able to produce my work within a time frame that allows me to do it illegally. For my portraits i need several days to paint them.
For this wall i was approached by the owner who gave me full creative freedom. I wanted to make a work that was about the big mix of cultures within this area.

Tymon De Laat

Interview with Tymon de Laat- «The work do can be on all kinds of surfaces like canvas walls or objects, i Have been called a visual artist but see myself more of a painter.When i was a young kid i dabbled a bit with cans and markers but not much came out of it. I Did some small commissioned walls on the side, for me it feel like the start of this creative adventure was in 2004 painting full time since.»

«City Tree» by No Title

I have chosen a piece called City Tree which is located in Odense, Denmark. In this piece I wanted to work with the city space surrounding the wall to emphasize certain aspects.
I came across this specific building while scouting for walls in Odense, and it had everything I was looking for. I often go out and try to find walls that I want to work with. I especially like the kinds of places that have no real identity – the drab nondescript places that sort of just escape your attention. These types of my projects are legal – otherwise they would disappear very quickly.

No Title

Interview with No Title- «I am a mural artist based in Denmark. I work in a minimalist style with simple color schemes and symmetrical, ornamental designs. These days my work gravitates towards large murals attempting to transform the space they inhabit. I mostly work with mural projects that require an elaborate kind of planning and execution than the smaller scale street pieces, but I like doing both. I try to find my own place as an artist within the long tradition of mural art while drawing on many sources of inspiration in nature as well as art forms like graphic design and illustration.»

«Cell Phone» by Innerfields

Out of our more recent works we would choose «cell phone». This was created in one of the
hippest districts of Berlin, which is very well digitally visually documented. Passers-by who
photograph our mural feel at the same time caught in their own instantaneous reflection.

Innerfields

Interview with Innerfields – «We mainly try to mirror our environment and the people around us. We create mostly figurative
motives in a realistic manner, that are mixed with graphical elements and symbols. The human
being, bound to being part of nature and all too often opposed to it, is a major topic in our body
of work.»

«Enlazados somos más Fuertes» by Coni Panizza

The mural I chose is a mural located in the train station in my city, Tigre. A very busy and central place.
This work was carried out at the request of the municipality of Tigre for the world day of the fight against AIDS. I was summoned to make a mural to raise awareness and inform about AIDS. And they gave me the freedom to create without restrictions. I think that when it is like this, it is when the most beautiful works come out. It took me several months to come up with an idea that I love.

Coni Panizza

Interview with Coni Panizza- «I consider myself a person who loves challenges, the more difficult or impossible a Project seems, the more it attracts me.
If I have to look for a common denominator in my projects, it is to leave a message of conscience throughout the work. I signed up for a mural contest in my neighborhood, and from that day on I did not stop.»

«Love» by Alex Senna

This one made in russia, i believe it transform the urban space, in the middle of odintsovo, a russian town, this couple reveal their love to everybody, so everyone can see it. 
The scale, the proportion were perfect to do it. It was organized by a festival called urban morphogenesis based in russia. Its a legal wall, since it was for a festival. 

Alex Senna

Interview with Alex Senna- «All my work comes from the narrative between my drawings and the streets, it´s a dialog, fragments of my own life mixed with melancholic illustrations.»

«Cultus» by Truly Design Crew

“Cultus” was part of a larger project, a series of walls depicting the UN goals for sustainable development. Each artist or collective was given a goal, and ours was “Zero Hunger”. 
This anamorphic piece truly changed and gave a new identity to its setting, making it pulse with color and compositional rhythm. The viewer is “challenged” to find the correct vantage point in order to see the design without distortion. A blank and boring façade was turned into a lively canvas for our creativity in the heart of the city, proving how historical settings can go hand in hand with contemporary forms of art.

Truly Design Crew

Interview with Truly Design Crew- «We are a Graffiti/Street Art crew which morphed into a design studio over time, hence our projects revolve around mural art but also include branding,  graphic design, illustration, and artistic installation. We bridge traditional means of communication and contemporary visual language.»

«Heredar un espejo» by Virginia Bersabé

If I had to choose one piece, perhaps I would choose one of the last ones made in 2020. An image discovered inside the courtyard of the Ducal Palace in a small village in Cordoba. An old courtyard made of mud bricks where an old woman suddenly rests.

Virginia Bersabé

Interview with Virginia Bersabé- «I am a Spanish artist who works both in the studio and as a mural painter. Sincerely, I consider myself multidisciplinary.The key point of my work is the figure of the elderly woman, her relationship towards space as well as the physical and pictorial manifestations of her memory and identity through her skin and environment.I establish an intergenerational relationship and dialogue based on trust and intimacy, in order to look into the life and story of every single model figure. Therefore every time I describe a particular woman, I am referring to all of them in general as to give visibility and voice to a forgotten group.»

«Inês e Pedro» by Ricardo Romero

As a matter of ethics, I’m going to choose the last piece I presented in public space “Inês e Pedro”.
It is a wall that has an iron structure, which supports it, after the demolition of the inside building. The challenge was to do something that interacted with the existing structure, respecting all the surrounding architecture and nature.

Ricardo Romero

Interview with Ricardo Romero – «Street art for me is above all, a huge communication vehicle, creator of dialogues between those who do it and those who absorb it as a “spectator”.

«Filter Bubble» by Linas Kaziulionis

I chose this drawing «Filter Bubble» because I would like to draw attention to a particular problem that is particularly relevant at the moment. In today’s world, we face a huge flow of information, which makes it extremely difficult for everyone to deal with it. We can say that information is a very good and useful thing, but from another angle, a person seems to «close» his information bubble and can no longer process it correctly or find reliable information (fake news), which has recently become a very big problem in modern digital media. I very clearly depict the human information bubble that has formed, i.e. a woman blows soap bubbles and “inflates” them on her head, this becomes a filter that filters the incoming information. The filter often does not work as it should and the correct information does not reach the depicted woman. It seems to reflect a problem that we all face. With this piece, I want to draw attention to this problem, which is still relevant and important at the moment.

Linas Kaziulionis

Interview with Linas Kaziulionis – «The purpose of my street art works is first of all to express myself and secondly to spread the message to people. With each piece, I want to say a certain message or spread a certain emotion that travels with a changing world.»

«Kubrick» by EJSMONDT

I choose areas which contrast heavily with my style. They have to be deserted, forgotten, deteriorating. Because of this combination, the effect gets amplified. When I begin working on a project like that, I don’t ask anybody for an opinion or permission. If I want to create something, spend my time and money, then I just do it and nobody can limit my imagination. When I do it in a place like that, somebody may say it’s illegal. But I call these works ‘non-commercial’. And by doing it, it is me who asks the question: who is the vandal here? Me? Making a work of art without asking for permission? Or the owner of the property who legally leads the place to ruin?

EJSMONDT

Interview with EJSMONDT – «All art should be legal, just not everybody can do art. All my work is signed with my real name. I’m ready for the consequences and ensuing confrontations that may stem from someone’s ignorance and lack of awareness. Luckily, I’ve had no such issues yet.»

XOLAKA

Interview with XOLAKA – «I consider myself a multidisciplinary artist, right now I am doing more mural painting, but I am an easel painter, graphic designer and any other artistic discipline.Lately I am developing a mural art with a more rural theme, I am interested in the history of the towns of Spain, the traditions and its people.»

LARA PADILLA A.K.A Sra. D

Interview with Lara Padilla – «The alias Sra.D (Ms. X) stands as a complaint against the loss of identity of women upon marriage, automatically leaving their surname to acquire their husbands. It;s
something that happens in many countries, establishing itself as something implicit
in marriage. Through my work, Ms. X seeks to represent all those women who seek emancipation. Nobody;s women.»