It’s Monday here at No Grey Walls towers so it’s time once again for the weekly round up. It’s been a relatively quiet week in Barcelona but there are a couple of big graffiti events the next few weekends to look forward to.
Diving straight in with the header piece, which is a collaborative effort from a couple of Frenchies, Oreo and Alber Oner. Oreo is based in Barcelona and as I have mentioned in the past has taken over the barrio of Gracia with his cheeky looking bear.
With this piece he has partnered up with Oner who is visiting the city for the second or third time in the last few months. The main theme in Oner’s work is female faces. He builds these faces through big blocks of colours within colours. This style is easily transferred across to Oreo’s bear and makes for a very striking and colourful door front.
Next up is this piece by another visiting artist, Pad303. I have to admit that I had never heard of Pad until seeing this piece, yet another artist to slip through the net. Pad seems to do a mix of hyper-realism and mechanical looking burners but this piece is a little bit different. There is a real futuristic feel to it, reminding me of the movie Tron.
As you can see the there is a wide eyed human below a futuristic face template. The line work makes it look as if the top layer is being electronically mapped onto the character below. Pad303 imagining what the future might look like possibly?
Last up is the second Treze piece I’ve shared in a matter of weeks. I mentioned in my previous column how all of Treze’s pieces are still in impeccable condition and this one is no different. It looks as if it could have been painted yesterday. This particular piece is of a female character that has a bit of an underwater vibe going on. There is something about the greens and purples that make me think of me a sea creature or a mermaid. Speaking of those colours, the way they are used is so incredibly unique to Treze, you just don’t see those tones on any other artists work. A simply incredible piece of art.