In mid-November, we celebrated, in the Sant Andreu district, an edition of the Wallspot project aimed at artistic experimentation in public spaces based on creations of long-term murals on walls of different formats, the Wall Lab.
This wall is part of this program and aims to be a space for artistic creation and visibility in urban space.
The artist’s selection was made through an open call for the users of Wallspot platform, and we chose four of them that colored the wall located in Carrer del Clot 228. This edition, in particular, had a free subject.
The participants were Lucas Amaral (Inventura Studio), an artist originally from Brazil in constant formation and artistic experimentation, Eloise Gillow, who four years ago came from England to study realistic painting in Barcelona, Maru Hrz, a tattoo artist and illustrator and Zaick, an artist focused on graffiti. Each of them captured a different style: from Zaick's more Old School graffiti, Maru and Inventura's illustrations and figuration to Eloise's hyper-realistic style.
Each intervention was documented through a video interview to disseminate the artists' work. Besides, the participants received artistic fees, the material, and the infrastructure to carry out their work.
It was a project with a very satisfactory process and results that helped, in addition to building ties between the artists, to revitalize the urban space where the intervention was carried out.
This event has been held on thanks to the collaboration of Districte Sant Andreu and Montana Colors.