El Joel & Aruma – Wednesday wall #54

El Joel and Aruma in Barcelona

El Joel and Aruma are the feature for this week’s Wednesday wall. This is my first time ever writing about Aruma but El Joel I had the pleasure of interviewing earlier this year. This collaborative piece was created on one of the few remaining legal walls left in the city. The mayor might state in public that she doesn’t want so many tourists coming to Barcelona. However she seems more than happy to allow hotels to be built on areas that are usually reserved for art.

Little rant over! Uruguayan Aruma is a Visual artist who doesn’t just focus on the streets. The artist works in ceramics, illustration, graphic design and graffiti. On this particular piece Aruma has created a female character. This is quite a common theme in her street work. I find her characters really innocent looking, with a soft, playfulness to them. Seems like this character fully prepared for summer with her snorkel and colourful bikini.

Aruma and El Joel in Barcelona

You know me, I suck at reading tags. However El Joel makes life a little easier for me due to his style of writing. Joel has what I guess you would say is quite a classic style of writing. Semi wildstyle is how he terms it which I would tend to agree with. For me, it’s the colours on Joel’s writing that capture my attention. They are so clean with perfect bending across the letters. Those colours really do ‘pop’. Furthermore Joel loves to add a fifth ‘letter’ his B-boy character, it just gives the piece that something extra right?

Artist Information 

Aruma – Instagram/Website

El Joel РInstagram 


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Lewis Duncan aka No Grey Walls is a Scottish street art lover/photographer/blogger based in Barcelona.

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