Luca di Maggio (Italia)
This, Di Maggio gives us between the walls of the Garibaldi area and Paolo Sarpi: colored bicycles, essential, reduced to the frame, large wheels moving with the rider crushed to the handlebars, perhaps downhill to take speed or close to the shot of the kidneys to win the sprint. Geometries, triangles, architectures. With balance, of balance.
The men are young in pose, they tell the character, the profile and through the signs the personality, faces sometimes yielding but with a lively soul, graceful, rounded, sometimes sly features. Unreal figures, grotesque sailors, elegant boxers, fire eaters, jugglers, opium smokers, rugged canoeists or athletes of disciplines never existed, on the edge of a bored normality, real and extravagant figures of which you can imagine the timbre of the voice. Direct stories, intense, evoke a distant past that aspires to the future. Dirty, essential, incisive, dynamic painting.
Landscapes are his new frontier of research: a travel diary, a recording of suggestions, encounters with nature, panoramas and views, roofs, woods and cities, instantaneous moments caught on the pass. Content topics. Impulsiveness. Spirit. In the context of Italian art, where a system similar to the language of painting languishes, Di Maggio claims the lost freedom of artistic creation which, by its instinctive nature, is otherwise not. Luca Di Maggio will take part in the next edition of the Milano Sanremo and really wants to win it.
Kero & Ocu (România)
Kero-Card: Street art is art that descends from established spaces: galleries, museums, organized exhibitions, dedicated exhibition venues and down the street where we find each one of us in a continuous peril coming from nowhere and going anywhere. In this unconventional exhibition space: street, street-art encourages us to revolt or delight us, but forcing us simultaneously to get out of an indifferent passivity. Exposure to artistic creations in the public space obliges those who receive them to direct, frustrating, and implicitly authentic interaction. It clings to the latent reflexes of soul and intellect, reminding us to be. Flashing colors and shape flashing in consciousness, true reminders of the Real Self. This kind of art, interacting with our own subconscious, can make us reflect on what we really are at the fundamental points of our periplus in this physical dimension. Incisive, Kero's drawings are the expression of a profound creative approach, have something that combines the experience with the abstract conceptual sphere. They are the manifestation of a sublime artistic revolt against a claustrous world in a morbid pragmatism that has become, without realizing our daily universe, altered and therefore indifferent to good, truth and beauty. His art is a lived and communicated idea. It is an invitation to communion of feeling and reflection in the artistic register. It is revolt by the nature of action and affection by translating the communicated message. The creative approach of the artist is playful and ironic at the same time reflecting in the space-time continuum of materiality the significance and the existential meaning of a transcendent "something" that each of us necessarily needs. A transcendent insertion into the immanent manifestation, its works are simultaneously the symbol and an invitation to a universe in which we could enter to be free and happy. Kero is a reflection of the magician archetype that transposes us through a play that awakens in each of us the inner child.
Alina Cretu is a young Designer from Tulcea and she finished FAD.
Irlo DoiDoi (România)
"Irlo Doidoi" is the nickname of the famous mural artist Laurenţiu Alexandrescu. At just 30 years old, the young man is one of the most famous Romanian "grafferi", his works being equally admired in Timisoara, Berlin and New York.
Laurenţiu Alexandrescu (30 years old) seems the name of an ordinary man with a normal job and a trivial life. But Laurentiu has a pseudonym, "Irlo Doidoi", famous in the underground area of street drawings, graffiti often considered scandalous, breaking the barriers of visual and conventional.
Video Irlo DoiDoi
Pisica Patrata - Alexandru Ciubotariu FISART 2018
Pisica Patrata face deliciul street-artistilor, dar si al trecatorilor, ea este oriunde pe strazi, in apropierea ochiului oricui i se pare ca nimic nu e mai distractiv, dar si mai profund ca o felina turtita. O bizarerie la fel de „normala" ca si viata paupera dintr-un oras care inca isi cauta identitatea si onoarea pierduta. Nostalgizand temeinic.
Pisica Patrata - Alexandru Ciubotariu FISART 2018
Iker Muro - Murone
Iker Muro es contundencia y color. Un puñetazo de vitalidad y puro nervio. Su obra, lejos de conformarse con ceñirse a unos cuantos centímetros cuadrados de papel, salta y juega en calles de todo el mundo a cualquier dimensión que puedas imaginar. Murocracia no es solo su web de presentación, es una declaración de principios en toda regla.
Mi nombre es Iker Muro, nací hace 31 años en Bilbao y actualmente resido en Tenerife. Empecé en el mundo de la ilustración hace años pintando en mi tabla de skate y en el pupitre del colegio. Siempre fui de los que se sentaban en las últimas filas del aula y hacía caricaturas de los profes y de los colegas de clase. Supongo que esa facilidad para dibujar superhéroes de cómic fue la que me hizo dedicarme a esto.
Definiría mi obra como una mezcla ácida de personajes pop, graffiti, ilustración y diseño gráfico. Me gusta esa mezcla porque lo que pretendo es pasármelo bien y disfrutar pintando sin pretensiones. Considero que la palabra “arte” me viene grande, ya que no estoy muy familiarizado con él. Sin embargo, sí que creo en el arte con mensaje como medio de expresión de insatisfacción o de crítica social. Ahí tenemos a Escif o a Bansky, un par cuyo arte puede hacernos recapacitar y cambiarnos de alguna manera.
El encargo más extravagante que he hecho ha sido pintar los techos de los baños de un garito. Recuerdo que casi me da algo del dolor de espalda. Pintar un techo es lo más duro que he realizado y me lo pensaría dos veces antes de volver a hacerlo.
Cualquier cosa me inspira a la hora de crear, cualquier cosa que veo o escucho, pero, sobre todo, me inspiran otros creadores que se asemejan con mi estilo. Me motiva mucho ver cómo gente que considero “mejor” que yo ha alcanzado metas a las que quiero llegar y cómo han logrado vivir de la forma que a mí me gustaría. Eso es lo que me empuja a seguir dando caña.
Normalmente empiezo el día escuchando a Sidonie, Joe Crepúsculo y Morrisey, después me paso al rap de Elphomega y a la electrónica del Guincho, Zombie Kids y Mía para acabar escuchando Arcade Fire, Radiohead o Anthony & The Johnsons. Supongo que se podría decir que me gusta todo.
Hace años que no hago surfing pero, si tuviera que elegir una imagen idílica que no me pueda quitar de la cabeza, me remontaría a la vez que estuve recorriendo varios picos por Indonesia en barco. Nunca olvidaré el atardecer al lado de una de las mejores olas del mundo, Desert Point. Me encantaría que el tiempo se hubiera parado para siempre en ese instante.
Iker Muro - Murone
Txemy - Ignacio Basualto
Txemy is a street artist from Spain, Barcelona. He began studying art and painting as a child. In order to achieve emotional stability caused him to perform his innermost desire: to be a painter. His abstract style with so many colours and splashes gives his pop style a new meaning!
Txemy - Ignacio Basualto
Corina Nani - 2015
About Nani Corina: (b. 1978 in Timisoara / Romania) As a professional designer and artist with academic background in the research of the Human Body and management of Mural Art Projects I created a series of related paintings, drawings and writings. I am associated professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts & Design of the Western University of Timisoara / Romania.
The Big Nudes by Design on the RoofTop, The "Childrens" on the Windows and the Iliustrations on the Garages are done in during FISART 2015
Hi! I´m Daniela Carvalho, Lima-born, Barcelona-based artist. I have studies in graphic design, fine arts and illustration.
I believe in the human. I believe in pencil and paper, pen and ink, as a way to create a truer register of human nature than is possible through digital means. The element of chance that is so constitutive of analogue work, and its concomitant obligation to stand by unexpected results, is at the core of my practice.
Rather than rejecting or negating the digital, my work reinterpret modes of digital distortion, to unsettling and expressive effect, creating by hand in a post-digital era.
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
“My name is Amaia Arrazola Otaduy, born on a sunny day, on the 18th of April in 1984. I work in the world of creativity and drawing, on both small and large-scale projects. After studying advertising and public relations in Madrid, I began my career in the advertising field. I learned a lot but quickly realized I didn’t feel fulfilled and decided to start over from scratch. I left my job and changed my city, moving from Madrid to Barcelona. I applied for a grant from the Krea program in Vitoria. When I was awarded it, I signed up for a Masters in Design and Communications at the Elisava School in Barcelona. Once I finished, I started to build a portfolio of clients and small projects. I felt certain I didn’t want to return to the agency work so I set myself up as a freelancer. I began working as an illustrator, first via the contacts I had from my advertising days, then by getting into the editorial scene, and finally moving on to large-scale projects, murals, and street art. Nowadays, I divide my time between editorial projects and murals. I feel much more fulfilled now but I’m always open to trying new forms of interesting collaborations. My life has been one of logical progression. I love art, drawing, typography, screen printing, pottery, sewing, embroidery, story-telling, old things, unusual things, UFOs, unicorns, yetis and the Loch Ness monster. I have an imaginary dog.”
Collage is the focal point in the work of artist Lauro Samblás. Today, his tridimensional illustrations have evolved to become sculptural pieces. In his installations – conceptual compositions dominated by saturated and neon colours or black and white – advertising and art come together resulting in a visual outburst.Samblás’ work reflects an inner world that is full of optimism, craziness and freedom.
He is forming part of the illustration agency Creative Syndicate (Paris) and other works he created can be found in the Bali Green Shop (Barcelona) as well as in the gallery Carré Doré (Monaco).
Brands which Samblá’s is working with are Adidas, Perrier, Desigual, Gucci, Mango, Ground Zero, Sòloviere, Converse among others.