THE PIECE OF ART
title : – | artist : SpY. | date : – | Place : Madrid, Zaragoza, Vitoria, Sevilla,Berlin, Köln, Breda, México DF, Paris and many other cities
SpY is an urban artist whose first endeavors date back to the mid-eighties. Shortly after, already a national reference as a graffiti artist, he started to explore other forms of artistic communication in the street. His work involves the appropiation urban elements through transformation or replication, commentary on urban reality, and the interference in its communicative codes.
EXPLANATION OF THE PIECE
This urban artist works mainly with graffiti and collage. Their supports, besides city street walls and buildings such as La Tabacalera (Madrid), are canvas and wood. He is inspired above all by nature, specifically in the animal world. His purpose is to make us reflect on how human beings have lost their bonds with nature.
SpY’s pieces want to be a parenthesis in the automated inertia of the urban dweller. They are pinches of intention, hidden in a corner for whoever wants to let himself be surprised. Filled with equal parts of irony and positive humor, they appear to raise a smile, incite reflection, and to favor an enlightened conscience