The French artist Manyoly has recently spent a few days in Barcelona on a working holiday. Over the course of a few days she left three of her beautifully coloured paste up’s around the city.
Luckily for me she seems to like the Raval barrio and seeing as I live there it made my life a little easier when it came to hunting down her works. In fact the first of her paste up’s is just a few minutes walk from my front door.
Manyoly’s specialises in powerfully coloured female portraits. None of her characters ever smile, which I find really intriguing and it’s something I would love to find out more about. I’m sure there must be an inspiration for this.
Something else that really intrigues me about her work is if these are real people that she has met on her travels or just random designs.
Either way it’s fantastic to see this inspirational artist come to Barcelona and brighten up our streets with her vivid portraits. I did have a brief conversation with her on Instagram and it seems she wants to come back to leave some bigger pieces next time which is something to really look forward to.