Happy Monday street art lovers. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. It was once again, absolutely hectic here in Barcelona. There are so many projects happening just now that it’s really hard to keep up! I will continue to try my hardest to bring you as much as I can from what’s going on in the city however. The next few weeks will probably be pretty Barcelona heavy on the blog…
Bublegum, Mr Oner, Supe
To get to this wall I had to take a bus, guess where to get off, cross a motorway and walk up some country lanes. All with very little idea of where I was going. But boy was it worth it, just look at this wall, it’s ridiculously good!
This piece features Bublegum (literally every week on this page) Mr Oner and also Supe who I don’t think I have written about before. What to say about it, well Bublegum does his usual thing with a gorgeous hyper-realistic portrait piece. Well maybe not so realistic as I guess not many people have devil horns and fire coming out of their eyes.. You know what I mean though. That purple ‘smoke’ as well, ugh so so pretty.
Oner is on top of his game right now, constantly striving to do things differently. There are so many interesting elements to his writing style with letters changing colour and shape half way through but still flowing somehow. I love how each letter has been written two or three times in completely different styles. The colours are extremely sharp as well and he seems to share my love for greens!
The third section of the wall is this superbly executed character from Supe. Like Oner, Supe has gone heavy on the green but his with a more halloween neon feel. The details on the character are fantastic and I especially love the yellow teeth surround by those neon drips. I wonder what it is he’s drinking? Supe’s special graffiti potion? This wall is now by full time background on my computer, that’s how much I love it!
It’s been a while since I wrote about the work of Tim Marsh. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to but more that he’s incredibly busy just now. Tim has been exhibiting and painting in France, Germany and Hong Kong the last few months. Great news for him but not so good for me in terms of sharing pics. Gives me an excuse to go to Hong Kong in particular though!
This piece was completed a couple of weeks ago for the Poblenou open night in Barcelona. Tim has been painting huge door fronts for a while in the area and did some smaller works for the event last year also. This piece is of a ray fish and is chock full of colour and life. I’ve watched Tim work on multiple occasions and still can’t wrap my head round how he sees what’s he’s painting as he moves around the wall. Guess that’s why I write and don’t paint!
The final piece this week is this stunner by Albert Bonet. Albert’s work featured in a previous weekly round up and for good reason. This is another artist creating unbelievable murals on the legal walls of Barcelona. And another artist who I believe should be doing pieces like this on a far grander scale.
This black and white piece is of a young child with tears streaming down his cheeks. The level of detail Albert has achieved is really quite something. This details gives the characters face a quite unsettling feel to be honest. Both the lighting and shading of the tears and the lips in particular and as close to perfect as you can get. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.