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Laia and “Magic Avenue” in Barcelona for Contorno Urbano

Laia and “Magic Avenue” in Barcelona for Contorno Urbano

Today we return to community murals for a minute, just to check on the progress of Barcelona based artist Laia. She says she started as a graffiti writer in ’99 at age 14, eventually gaining respect from peers for her serious skillz with tags, pieces, and style on underpasses, trains, walls, and freights.

I am Laia. On The Way To Magic Avenue. Contorno Urbano Foundation. 12 + 1 Project. Barcelona, Spain. August 2019. (photo © Clara Anton)

Two decades later, she’s redefining her style, she says. Here you may think more of street art motifs and when you look at her new wall for community group Contorno Urbano in her hometown Barcelona.

See Laia’s graffiti- inspired works on IAMLAIA on Instagram.

She says she’s looking for positivity these days for herself, and she wanted to create something that reflects it to the neighborhood of Civic Center Cotxeres Borrell. Maybe something kid-friendly.

She’s calling it “Magic Avenue”. “There is no negativity, no sad colors, no violence!,” says Laia.

I am Laia. On The Way To Magic Avenue. Contorno Urbano Foundation. 12 + 1 Project. Barcelona, Spain. August 2019. (photo © Clara Anton)
I am Laia. On The Way To Magic Avenue. Contorno Urbano Foundation. 12 + 1 Project. Barcelona, Spain. August 2019. (photo © Clara Anton)
I am Laia. On The Way To Magic Avenue. Contorno Urbano Foundation. 12 + 1 Project. Barcelona, Spain. August 2019. (photo © Clara Anton)
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