For those who are nostalgic for the early days of the Internet and the pop of Lichtenstein shredded by the hands of Jacques Villeglé, here balances the bright fluorescence of Dante Arcade. The self-described urban and contemporary artist from Barcelona is here in Torre-Pacheco, a municipality in the autonomous community of Murcia in southeastern Spain, bringing the colors and swimming likening his street experience to the digital dreams possible in Photoshop and less fancy paint programs.
In a world where everything now appears in your life like a screen, his new wall for the Artate Fest is transformed equally so, complete with pop-up messages and layers of content piling up and interrupting one another.
Please clean up this desktop! That’s what folders are for, people! Honestly.
But for Dante and his multi-color soaked tableau, this is about love via the comic strip… one “in which you can interpret a romantic love scene in the purest Vintage comic style. An intervention that transports us the madness of the digital boom and the appearance of technology as we know them.”