Argentinian visual artist David Petroni has recently completed his latest geometric inspired works. The artist created the mural as part of a public art project in San Martin, an industrial area on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
I’m a big fan of David’s work having first come across it in Quinto do Mocho outside of Lisbon. David painted there in 2016 as part of the enormous Loures Arte Publica project. Even amongst all the murals I saw that trip, David’s work stood out with it’s sharp lines and positive colours.
David’s career has taken him all over the globe and his three dimensional abstract works can be found in places such as Poland, the US, Paris and of course his home of Buenos Aires. David also has a piece here in Barcelona. This small mural is one of the few permanent interventions in the city and can be found at Nau Bostik.
For David’s latest works he told me that he “was inspired by the architecture of the building to be able to create a new identity. The expansion of colour generates a tension towards the centre. This tension highlights the holes where the balconies are located” He added that is his “research is developed within geometry and colour in public spaces”
In keeping with the above comment it’s clear that the artist has managed to create a mural that truly brightens up the surrounding area. This mural, as is his M.O, is full of positive, uplifting colours. Summery oranges and yellows contrast wonderfully with the differing tones of greens. This colour palette gives the impression of sunshine warming a green space. Light and dark blues on the outer section of the wall complement the sun and green space with a clear blue sky.
About the artist
David Petroni (1984 ) is an Argentine artist . He studied Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires ( FADU ) and Visual Arts in National University of Arts (UNA).