Parees festival have announced the line up for their 2019 edition. This year will see Parees festival hold it’s third edition, in the city of Oviedo, Spain. Six internationally recognised artists will be part of the 2019 Parees festival. Regular readers might remember that I visited the festival last year where I had an amazing time!
Matth Velvet began painting walls in the early 2000s in western France. The maritime and industrial landscapes were his first source of inspiration and permeated his first artistic researches. A passionate drawer, he naturally turned to applied arts. At the same time redoubling his attendance in graffiti practice.
Today, as a designer and artist, he describes in his painting human behaviours through the prism of the objects and architecture.
Author of many large murals and exhibitions in France and abroad, especially in duet with Zoer, he now pursues a more personal path in his home in Bordeaux.
Mina Hamada (USA/Japan/Barcelona)
Mina Hamada (Louisiana-United States) is a plastic artist of Japanese origin. Her work focuses on painting, installation and murals. In recent years she has captured her mural work in several cities around the world such as Europe, United States, Latin America and Asia.
With a style in which color, rhythm and improvisation are its main characteristics, Mina transmits its good vibrations through its free and organic forms.
At the end of 2009 she moved to Barcelona, Spain, where she studied typography and Hispanic studies. Mina Hamada fell in love with the murals and the urban art scene of the city. She began experimenting with large-scale murals. At the end of 2011 she met Zosen, they began collaborating on joint murals, installations, screen printing and participating in numerous mural Festivals and exhibitions. Mina’s work and collective murals with Zosen have been exhibited in galleries around Europe, United States, Latin America and Asia.
Udatxo (Euskadi, Spain)
Udane Juaristi (1985) is a painter from Azkoitia (Gipuzkoa). She studied Fine Arts in Bilbao and Paris. Udane learnt different techniques to use them in her work and little by little discover her own style.
The artist mixes painting, collage and transfer technique, achieving a personal and recognisable style. Urban scenes are the main focus of her work. This urban character has been transforming her work. Nowadays she paints walls and street murals. In fact, the street has always been a source of inspiration for Udane.
Udane creates scenes using the photos that she takes in her walks through the world. She gives life to these photos with her painting. Udane loves to capture people walking in the street, their movement, colours and light.
She has shown her work in different galleries such as ARTEZTU, TIRIKITAUKI and ARTEUPARTE in San Sebastian, ISPILU in Zarautz, or ESPAZIO B eta B in Lekunberry. Besides, she has participated in various art festivals. Udane has also painted in public places like Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Irun and San Sebastian.
Hedof & Joren Josua (Netherlands)
Hedof’s (Rick Berkelman) work consists of a vibrant mix of strong shapes, weird characters and bold colors. Never being too much in your face, Berkelmans always makes sure his work is packed with a certain attitude. It is casual but clever, tactile and professional. The distinctive touch to his work is Rick’s love for printing techniques, which combines his fresh illustrations with a nice vintage look.
Rick lives and works in Breda where he runs his oneman design studio Hedof. With a combination of commercial projects and exhibitions he raised his profile on an international level.
Straight outta Netherlands’ Wild West, Joren Joshua (1990) will display his stories and playful illustrations. These nice balanced graphics and free characters invite the audience to think about everyday life in a humorous and funny way.
Hedof Web: https://www.hedof.com
Hedof Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hedof/
Joren Web: http://www.jorenjoshua.work
Joren Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jorenjoshua/
Catalina Rodríguez Villazón (Asturias, Spain)
Catalina Rodríguez Villazón is an artist from Villaviciosa, Asturias. She graduated in Pharmacy and Environmental Engineering, in 2012. However, in 2017 she left her specialised work in air quality to move to Madrid to dedicate herself full time to painting.
Catalina finished her master’s degree in Artistic Professions at the South School in the Círculo de Bellas Artes in 2019. In her works, the combination of strength and delicacy along with the search for balance and the importance of gesture are recurrent themes.
Its main means of expression is watercolour. Catalina values collaboration and working with other languages as source of inspiration and possibilities. She has taught watercolor workshops as an artist in residence. In photography and yoga retreats in Croatia, Portugal, Cuba and Greece. She has also given workshops in places as different as the Platanera in A Illa de Arousa, La Cosmica in Gijon, The Cervantine Society or Lady Madonna in Madrid.
Personally I’m not sure what my schedule looks like for later this year. But fingers crossed I’ll be able to return to Parees Festival for a second time and check out these amazing artists!