Allessia Innocenti and Mariadela Araujo and Textile Experiments

The community-based Contorno Urbano continues to provide opportunities to local and visiting artists to access public space for their explorations on walls in a suburb of Barcelona. Not necessarily from the graffiti or Street Art world, they none the less are examining the practice of putting your stuff up to a general audience of passersby. Today we bring you some shots of their textile-influenced Midsomer walls with Alessia Innocenti from Chile and Mariadela Araujo who is originally from Caracas.

Mariadela Araujo. Contorno Urbano Foundation. 12 + 1 Project. Sant Vicenç dels Horts, Barcelona. July 2019. (photo © Clara Anton)

Ms. Araujo studied fine arts and painting and spent much of her early career teaching children and adults. Here she’s still working collaboratively to install a grouping of geometric shapes of yarns that take their influence from fractals and studies of symmetry.

Mariadela Araujo. Contorno Urbano Foundation. 12 + 1 Project. Sant Vicenç dels Horts, Barcelona. July 2019. (photo © Clara Anton)
Mariadela Araujo. Contorno Urbano Foundation. 12 + 1 Project. Sant Vicenç dels Horts, Barcelona. July 2019. (photo © Clara Anton)

Ms. Innocenti presents a study for a new textile pattern she has created- a repeating pattern of subtle shading that has similarities to sixties optic art. Having completed projects of embroidery on a large scale in Caracas, Rome and Helsinki, here she presents a piece of embroidery in large format as a mural, in all of its chromatic variations.

Alessia Innocenti. Contorno Urbano Foundation. 12 + 1 Project. Sant Vicenç dels Horts, Barcelona. July 2019. (photo © Clara Anton)
Alessia Innocenti. Contorno Urbano Foundation. 12 + 1 Project. Sant Vicenç dels Horts, Barcelona. July 2019. (photo © Clara Anton)