Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Okuda San Miguel Gijón
The city's dingy greys and
hard look of constant human barrage, urban crowding and industrial pollution suddenly give way to a kaleidoscope of geometric colour. It's unexpected and visually thrilling. You've just spotted a work by Okuda San Miguel, the world's most colorful street artist, a Spaniard born in Santander and living in Madrid whose Surrealistic Pop Art carries social and political messages as well as captivates the eye.
Imagine, whizzing out of Gijón, I almost missed it, this particular, unassuming, but classic urban jewel, a geometric print and multicolored pattern on an old building, just like other patterns across old warehouses, lost railways, factories that started to become recognizable and iconic in Spain since 1996.
I only began to take note a year ago and have become an enamored fan. Okuda San Miguel now has work in major cities across the globe.
"These pieces of artwork often raise contradictions about existentialism, the universe, the infinite, the meaning of life, and the false freedom of capitalism. They help ignite conversations about the clear conflict between modernity and our roots."
"Sus trabajos a menudo plantean contradicciones sobre el existencialismo, el universo, el infinito, el sentido de la vida, la faja libertad del capitalismo, y muestran un claro conflicto entre la modernidad y nuestras raíces; en definitiva, entre el ser humano y él mismo." #okudasanmiguel #gijon #inkandmovement #okudart #surrealismopop #santander #bellasartes # ##UniversidadComplutensedeMadrid #geometrico #multicolores