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Bisual’s Trippy Interlude with Drug Culture in Barcelona

Posted on October 16, 2018

BISUAL’s post-human sallow skinned characters are laboratory inventions that contain elements of animal, chemical, organic, electronic, psychedelic – minus the superpowers or sleekness of your typical cyborg. They also like to smoke something now and then while gazing at phones in a cartoon dystopia, a handful of helpers to mellow the menacing low-level paranoia.

The illustrator and painter has a history with graffiti as well, which may explain his ease creating casually comic surrealities on large walls in public space, like this new one in Barcelona.

Bisual. Contorno Urbano Foundation / 12 + 1 Project. Barcelona. Ocotober 2018. (photo © Clara Antón)

The mural features leaves of the Acanthus mollis, a common and invasive species of plant, creeping up onto the street, blended with “geometric architectonic elements” he says. The pinkish protagonist may be pausing on his way to an errand at the liquor store, or he may just be waiting for his man, €26 euros in his hand. Certainly those psycheldelio creatures from the organic wild who are slithering with wide eyes slowly up to him are attentive to his actions, perhaps listening to his words. Not that he should be concerned of course.

Bisual. Contorno Urbano Foundation / 12 + 1 Project. Barcelona. Ocotober 2018. (photo © Clara Antón)

Bisual. Contorno Urbano Foundation / 12 + 1 Project. Barcelona. Ocotober 2018. (photo © Clara Antón)

Bisual. Detail. Contorno Urbano Foundation / 12 + 1 Project. Barcelona. Ocotober 2018. (photo © Clara Antón)

Bisual. Contorno Urbano Foundation / 12 + 1 Project. Barcelona. Ocotober 2018. (photo © Clara Antón)

Images from Bisual’s Instagram (© Jay Bisual)


Bisual’s wall is sponsored by the Contorno Urban0 12 + 1 Project, a community powered initiative to bring artists to walls in Barcelona.

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