Spanish artists such as David de la Mano, Pablo S. Herrero and Josema Castillo feature.
-What. Urban art from some of Europe’s most important street artists. A diverse mix of murals, collages, graffiti and paintings.
-When. The collection can be viewed until the 14th of November from Mondays to Saturdays between the hours of 10am and 9pm.
-Where. The Red Penguin art gallery which is on the first floor of El Cortes Inglés in Marbella.
A collection has opened at the Red Penguin art gallery in Marbella which features 30 pieces of street and urban art from internationally acclaimed street artists from muralists such as Pablo S. Herrero to graffitists like Nauni and Belin.
Much of the work is either politically-charged or intended as an objective social critique with the gallery’s commissioners describing this urban art as a “new form of communication”.
The gallery intends to collate an eclectic mix of street art and Spanish artists feature prominently in the collection with Josema Castillo, Miguel Angel Craviotto and David de la Mano representing urban art from Spain.
Salamanca resident, Pablo S. Herrero is one of the gallery’s most admired artists. His work symbolically uses trees to portray uprooting and marginalisation in society. Herrero often collaborates with fellow Spanish artist de la Mano and uses just black and white colours in the belief that it will make his messages much more powerful.
Award-winning South African Joseph Klibansky is also present and depicts overpopulation and the ever-increasing density of cities in his contributions to the collection. The artist “builds” cities using hundreds of layers of photographs before applying acrylic paint on top to create futuristic visions. The gallery also dips into the abstract with Ricardo Llinares’s work demonstrating the wide mix of art on offer.
The exhibition runs until the 14th of November.