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Graffiti Writer “Miedo 12” for Contorno Urbano Project 12 + 1 in Barcelona

Graffiti Writer “Miedo 12” for Contorno Urbano Project 12 + 1 in Barcelona

“Just like a drop of water is the origin of everything, here the spray is the one that, with its effluvium, originates the clouds of inspiration,” says MIEDO 12, the graffiti writer about his lettering coming into view amidst a forest of aerosol ideas. A member of the 21 year old Italian crew called BN, this Valencian began his writing career almost as long ago in 1998.

Miedo 12. Nothingness more than infinite. Contorno Urbano “12 x 1” 2017. Barcelona. (photo © Clara Antón)

Since then MIEDO 12 has travelled and participated in exhibitions and competitions like the 1st Spanish graffiti contest in Móstoles, True Skills (Milan), Mos México, Wall Talks, and Roskilde (Denmark), among others, and his artworks have appeared in graffiti magazines like Innercity (France), Blazing (France), Graphotism (England), Bong-now (Italy), Pointless (Italy), Arcano (Italy), and Balcans (Russia).

“Nothingness More than Infinite” is the name of his new mural for the 12 + 1 project in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona, España) and you can see the wild affinity MIEDO 12 has for the letterform – and where it comes from. “ It embodies the learning, the experiences, the life of the creator,” he says, “and all of this is necessary to generate the whisper of the clouds that originate the letters.”

Miedo 12. Nothingness more than infinite. Contorno Urbano “12 x 1” 2017. Barcelona. (photo © Clara Antón)

Miedo 12. Nothingness more than infinite. Contorno Urbano “12 x 1” 2017. Barcelona. (photo © Clara Antón)

Miedo 12. Nothingness more than infinite. Contorno Urbano “12 x 1” 2017. Barcelona. (photo © Clara Antón)

Miedo 12. Nothingness more than infinite. Contorno Urbano “12 x 1” 2017. Barcelona. (photo © Clara Antón)

 

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Elbi Elem Breaks the Rectangle for 12+1 in Barcelona

Elbi Elem Breaks the Rectangle for 12+1 in Barcelona

“Break with the rectangle as the space to intervened,” says artist Elbi Elem, the March painter for this wall curated monthly in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain. The abstract muralist says she began making kinetic sculpture in 2002 and has an interest in movement, composition and form.

Elbi Elem. Contorno Urbano “12 x 1” 2017. Barcelona. (photo © Fer Alcalá)

In fact she has redirected the attention outside of the rectangular canvas with an arching red line that extends beyond the stage, perhaps to annex a part of the sky and add it to the composition.

In her description of the new piece just completed, Ms. Elem says the flexible tube forms “forming a visual circuit” that captures the movement of the trains above – and becomes a framing device for anyone who may want to pose with it on the landing.

Elbi Elem. Contorno Urbano “12 x 1” 2017. Barcelona. (photo © Fer Alcalá)

Far from the rectilinear boxing of Mondrian and certainly not in his primary palette, the work is nonetheless geometric abstraction, calling to mind some of the heroic adds for locomotives and rail transportation of our last mid century.

By inducing the element of the handrail diagonally bisecting the wall, Elem opens the experience, rather than sealing it closed, symbolizing, as she says “traveling, moving forward, and action.”

Elbi Elem. Contorno Urbano “12 x 1” 2017. Barcelona. (photo © Fer Alcalá)

Elbi Elem. Contorno Urbano “12 x 1” 2017. Barcelona. (photo © Clara Antón)

Elbi Elem. Contorno Urbano “12 x 1” 2017. Barcelona. (photo © Clara Antón)

 

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A Wall a Month : Contorno Urbano Launches “12+1” for 2017

A Wall a Month : Contorno Urbano Launches “12+1” for 2017

Walls get buffed all the time in many cities as the municipal anti-graffiti campaigns scour the streetscape for unapproved aerosol missives and get out the bucket paint or bring by the power washer.

Irene López León. Contorno Urbano “12 x 1” 2017. Barcelona. (photo © Fernando Alcalá Losa)

In one Spanish city they are doing it once a month, regardless of what’s up there. At least on one wall.

The second edition of “12 +1” by a small nonprofit organization named Contorno Urbano has planned for one new artist every month to paint this wall. The nonprofit says they are composed of local artists, a social worker and an architect – all in the city of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, a municipality of a quarter million people to the immediate southwest of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain – has been planning and executing murals for over a decade.

Irene López León. Contorno Urbano “12 x 1” 2017. Barcelona. (photo © Fernando Alcalá Losa)

With a rotating roster beginning this month, the organization says it is “in an open-air art gallery” in a commercial district of the city. In a description of the event they say it “seeks to question the way we exhibit street art, and the place of these artworks in the city.”

January brought Irene López León and today we show you her new piece that incorporates elements of geometry, playing with perspective, organic elements, and a certain hypnotic quality.

Planned artists for 2017 are Iker Muro, Hosh, Miedo 12, Miquel Wert, Pati Baztán, Elbi Elem, Fernando León, Edjinn, BYG and Laura González Llaneli.

 

Irene López León. Contorno Urbano “12 x 1” 2017. Barcelona. (photo © Fernando Alcalá Losa)

Irene López León. Contorno Urbano “12 x 1” 2017. Barcelona. (photo © Clara Anton)

 

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