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Gonzalo Borondo was born in a Spanish city Valladolid, but very soon went to live in Segovia. At fourteen, Borondo moved to Madrid where he attended the Art School and the Academy of Fine Arts. He graduated in IES Margarita Salas Madrid and continued his fine arts studies in Madrid Complutense University. In 2012, he spent some time in Rome, Italy for an Erasmus cultural exchange program at Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma. Madrid is the place where he actually began doing graffiti tags all around the city, as well as the classic bombing on trains, his works of puppets – which decrease the letters and increase the drawings – but it soon became clear that this is not expression mature enough for his artistic language. Thanks to his teacher Jose Herranz Garcia, Borondo had the opportunity to learn and experiment with new techniques. He worked with charcoal, oil and tempera, experimented with new ways of expression just to be closer to the understanding that for the best gallery for him – is the street. read more

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There are two types of graffiti art that are worth mentioning. The first one is the sort that blows us away with its visual appearance. The second one is the kind that conveys a message and it actually makes you stop and think about what might be painted on the wall. If you, as a graffiti artist, are managing to simultaneously coexist in both of those categories – well, you’re doing something right. The art of the infamous Escif achieved both being wonderful for observing and having an important point to make. Only his work is not beautiful in the traditional sense of the word, but in an elegant, minimal way to which Escif stayed true for all of his career. This artist is making a conscious effort to get people to look at his work and not just focus on the pure aesthetic but rather be aware of what is happening – Escif explained it best: I´m not looking for decorative paintings, I try to wake up viewers’ minds. read more

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Gonzalo Borondo was born in a Spanish city Valladolid, but very soon went to live in Segovia. At fourteen, Borondo moved to Madrid where he attended the Art School and the Academy of Fine Arts. He graduated in IES Margarita Salas Madrid and continued his fine arts studies in Madrid Complutense University. In 2012, he spent some time in Rome, Italy for an Erasmus cultural exchange program at Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma. Madrid is the place where he actually began doing graffiti tags all around the city, as well as the classic bombing on trains, his works of puppets – which decrease the letters and increase the drawings – but it soon became clear that this is not expression mature enough for his artistic language. Thanks to his teacher Jose Herranz Garcia, Borondo had the opportunity to learn and experiment with new techniques. He worked with charcoal, oil and tempera, experimented with new ways of expression just to be closer to the understanding that for the best gallery for him – is the street. read more

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As a child, Antonio Segura Donat (Dulk) helped his father to feed the birds they reared at their home. He loved watching the fledglings and seeing them grow, as well as the fish, dogs, and horses that lived on the property. When he wasn’t out and about, he copied illustrations of exotic animals that he found in his parents’ collection of old encyclopedias. And he took his sketchbook with him everywhere from then on. At the age of eighteen, a close friend persuaded him to tackle the walls of the city and suggested he take the pseudonym of Dulk. He then started a diploma in economics, but dropped out in the first year to study illustration then graphic design at the University of Valencia. Today, Dulk is an all-purpose artist. Between urban art, drawing, painting, sculpture or advertisement, each medium is a challenge that he takes up with pleasure and determination. He has participated in a lot of group shows around the world in cities such as Vancouver, Miami, New York, Brussels, Paris or Chicago. Always looking at things from the same innocent viewpoint that he is so fond of – that of a child – the artist creates tragi-comic animal themed works in organic colours. His world is a surrealistic landscape full of imaginary details, rising up in factions against humans. Maybe they are wanting to warn us of Earth’s bleak future following an environmental catastrophe. read more

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Telmo Miel is a Dutch artistic duo, best known as muralists and image makers while combining spray painting styles with classic Realism, Abstraction and Surrealism. Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann are the names behind Telmo Miel artistic machinery. Telmo Pieper was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands where he graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy. He is a creator, image maker and a contemporary graffiti artist. Miel Krutzmann also received his degree from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, and he is a mural painter and illustrator, who started drawing as a child and never stopped. Together, they share a fascination for realistic imagery and are currently making life-sized wall paintings using spray-paint all over the globe. read more

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Keeing it Spanish, Sav45’s gorgeous mural of this girl really does tug the heart strings.

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