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12 Finalist Artists Announced for Contorno Urbano Mural in Barcelona

12 Finalist Artists Announced for Contorno Urbano Mural in Barcelona

Almost 300 artists and collectives from around the world (42 countries) have entered the 2018 Contorno Urbano competition for this wall/residency/7000€ prize in Barcelona! It is astounding how many high caliber artists are at work today in cities everywhere, bringing innovative new techniques and unique perspectives to public space like never before.

After reviewing all applications and submitted materials during a process begun this summer, today we are excited to announce that this list has been narrowed to just 12 finalists. Next month their names will go to the final stage of selection in Barcelona with esteemed co-jurors from organizers and creators in the areas of art academia, mural art, public art, and Street Art to narrow the list to one.

The 12 premiere finalists for the Mural de la Salut in Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona, Spain) are:

Axel Void
Borondo
Colectivo Licuado
David de la Mano
Escif
Guido Van Helten
Hyuro
Innerfields
Millo
Otecki
Sabotaje al Montaje
San

Congratulations to each artist! It wasn’t an easy task for the pre-selection committee to decide the best from 300, but your work rose to the top 4% of the applications according to the selection criteria.

#MuralSalut: Finalistas – Finalists from Contorno Urbano on Vimeo.

Among the considerations for selection were academic studies, experience and history creating murals in public space, previous internships or residencies, and suitability of artwork style to the central purpose of this 400 square meter mural.

Each of the 12 finalists will be asked to submit a sketch and a written proposal.

The final stage of the selection will be on November 15th and 16th, with the following professionals travelling to Sant Feliu de Llobregat:

Monica Campana (Cofounder of Living Walls and project manager for the urban art exhibition Open Source),
Fernando Figueroa (PHD in History of Art and independent researcher specialized in graffiti and urban art),
Esteban Marin (President of Contorno Urbano and mural artist),
Jaime Rojo (co-founder of Brooklyn Street Art and curator), and
Veronica Werckmeister (painter and muralist, curator).

The mural will commemorate the neighborhood’s fight 30 years ago to have this public square created for the neighbors instead of building a gas station. After meeting with the Association La Salut and the neighbors who live in the area, members of the jury will review previous artworks and experience of the 12 finalists to help them to select the artist who is best suited for painting the mural.

The winner will receive an artistic residence beginning in Spring 2018 and will receive a 7000€ prize. The wall will be painted after an artistic residency in order for the artist to become acquainted with the historic context of the project and the city itself.

The project is a collaboration between the municipality (Ajuntament) of Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Fundacion Contorno Urbano and Kaligrafics.

Kaligrafics: Founded in 1999, it’s the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to graffiti and street art in Cataluña, and a significant record of experience in Spain.

Contorno Urbano: The first Foundation in Spain to be fully dedicated to street art and graffiti. The team has over 10 years’ experience organizing murals and urban art dissemination locally and internationally.


Following in no particular order are the 12 finalists:

Guido Van Helten / United Kingdom

Guido Van Helten for Nashville Walls Project. Nashville, TN. June 2017. (photo © Eric E Johnson)

Borondo / Spain

Borondo for Urban Nation this spring (UN) in the Tegel section of Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Escif / Spain

Escif. Living Walls Atlanta. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Daniel “SAN” Muñoz / Spain

Daniel Muñoz. The curtain ( 983 followers). The Highlands, Scotland. (photo © courtesy of the artist)

Axel Void / USA

Axel Void. Los Muros Hablan. El Barrio/Spanish Harlem. NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Hyuro / Spain

Hyuro. What In The World PM/12. Urban Nation Museum For Urban Contemporary Art. Berlin, May 19, 2017. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Colectivo Licuado / Uruguay

Colectivo Licuado. Lisbon, Portugal. (photo © courtesy of Colectivo Licuado)

Millo / Italy

Millo in Kiev for Mural Social Club Festival/NGO Sky Art Foundation. (photo © Maksim Belousov)

Innerfields / Germany

Innerfields for ArtUnitedUs in Kiev, Ukraine. (photo © @dronarium)

David De La Mano / Spain

David De La Mano. Urban Nation Musuem For Urban Contemporary Art. Berlin. September 2017. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sabotaje Al Montaje / Spain

Sabotaje Al Montaje. Los Alcazares. Murcia, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

Otecki / Poland

Otecki. Urban Forms. Lodz, Poland. (photo © Courtesy Urban Forms)

 

 

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Los ALCÁZARES in Murcia, Spain – Murals by the Mediterranean

Los ALCÁZARES in Murcia, Spain – Murals by the Mediterranean

“Los Alcazares has a population of about 16,000 inhabitants, next to the Mediterranean Sea -in fact it is on the edge of an inland sea called Mar Menor,” says photographer Luis Olive Bulbena of this recent trip he took to Murcia to see the ALCÁZARES festival of mural art by primarily urban artists.

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Pichi & Avo. Detail. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

Begun only a couple of short years ago by a consortium of about 70 artists, friends, and local business people, the festival is transforming the small town with murals, and according to most people it is pretty popular.

With community involvement, music, and other programming, the central tenets stem from one cultural association called “The Company of Mario”.

You can learn more about them from their Facebook page here.

Read an interview in Spanish with Carmen Minuca, the Vice President of LACDM, about the genesis of the organization and festival here.

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Pichi & Avo. Detail. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Pichi & Avo (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Jorge Pina Abiétar (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Willy Arenas (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Willy Arenas & Goyo203 (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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XAV (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Dan Ferrer (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Sabotaje Al Montaje (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Pachucho (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Dulk (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Gripe & D Juez (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Wesr (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Hamgeo (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Jorge Pina (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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El Niño De Las Pinturas (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

 

Our sincere thanks to BSA contributor Lluis Olive Bulbena for sharing his photos exclusively for us.

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GarGar Festival in Small Town Penelles, Spain.

GarGar Festival in Small Town Penelles, Spain.

The influence of Street Art and graffiti continues to disperse through cities, towns and the countryside of many regions in the form of mural festivals. The village of Penelles in Catalonia asks residents if they would like to hand over the walls of their houses to be painted by contemporary artists and many say yes, gladly.

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Run & Igansi Rosés for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

It is a far cry from the responses of landlords in large cities where the association in the minds of many is graffiti and vandalism.  According to a posting on Facebook, the challenge for attendees of a recent mural festival here was to gather enough money to rent a bus and drive people around to see the new artworks!

GarGar, the festival held in the third week of May, also featured live music, food trucks, beer, workshops, and people milling around taking photos of the artists while they worked and discussing the new pieces. Perhaps taking as a model the same concept as the Spanish town of Fanzara, Penelles is a small sleepy town that is being revitalized with urban art.

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Run & Igansi Rosés for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

Photographer Luis Olive Bulbena tells us that the town, which is located around 130 km northwest of Barcelona, has about 500 inhabitants and “basically the whole of the municipality revolves around agriculture.”

We thank Mr. Bulbena for sharing these new images with BSA readers.

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Sabotaje Al Montaje for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Sabotaje Al Montaje for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Lily for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Marina Capdevila for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Irving Ramó for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Irving Ramó for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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El Niño De Las Pinturas for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Bifido for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Bifido for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Dina Compadre for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Nina Hamada & Zosen for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Nina Hamada & Zosen for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Slim Art for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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Txemy for GarGar Festival 2016 in Penelles, Spain. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

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