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Okuda San Miguel Transforms a Stark Lighthouse in Spain into a Technicolor Beacon

September 11, 2020

Grace Ebert

Situated along the coast in Cantabria, the Faro de Ajo has been transformed from a barren facade into a vivid display of more than 70 hues. The undertaking of artist Okuda San Miguel (previously), the 16-meter tower features a striped bird, wild animals rendered in bold blocks of color, and various dots and squiggles. Now bearing the name “Infinite Cantabria," it is the first intervention on a Spanish lighthouse. “It has been a unique experience, both because…

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Okuda San Miguel Wraps a Moroccan Church in a Vibrant Geometric Mural

March 15, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

After covering a church-turned-skatepark in Spain with his signature style of murals, Okuda San Miguel (previously) has now transformed an abandoned Moroccan church into a 360-degree mural titled "11 Mirages to Freedom." The street artist covered the structure in geometric bears, birds, and human faces, produced as a part of the British Council's Street Art Caravane Initiative. Working with the architecture already in place, San Miguel painted each of the building's eleven faces while incorporating the structure's barred windows. These he formed into bird cages, hats, and masks that are seamlessly…

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Okuda San Miguel Transforms the Walls of an Italian Kindergarten Into a Prismatic Fairytale

April 26, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

Okuda San Miguel (previously here and here) recently visited the Italian town of Arcugnano with his assistant Antonyo Marest to paint five different murals on the walls of the town's kindergarten. The five murals contain birds, bears, and a winged lion—each radiating a spectrum of colors that seem to animate the mystical creatures. San Miguel was watched closely by an audience of the kindergarten's students as he completed the murals, each work inspired by positivity, love, freedom, and nature. You can see this and other works on the artist's…

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Color-Blocked Animals and Geometric Shapes Transform Neglected Home in Installation by Okuda San Miguel

December 16, 2019

Grace Ebert

Spanish street artist Okuda San Miguel is bringing vibrancy once again to a formerly untended area of Fort Smith, Arkansas. His recent project, "The Rainbow Embassy," was curated by global creative house Justkids for the Unexpected, an effort to revitalize dilapidated areas in Arkansas through a series of immersive arts initiatives. For the installation, Okuda painted a neglected house that occupied a lot adjacent to Darby Junior High School with a series of multi-colored geometric shapes and lines. The structure even has two faces resembling animals painted on its sides.…

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Artist Okuda San Miguel Sets an 82-Foot Sculpture Aflame for the Falles Festival in Valencia

March 30, 2018

Christopher Jobson

Earlier this month in the city of Valencia, Spain, the annual five-day Falles Festival hosted the construction and burning of some 400 sculptures in neighborhoods across the city amidst fireworks, parades, and enormous bubbling skillets of paella. The festival is so large it requires year-round preparation. Neighborhoods raise money to hire artisans to build each falla, and plans are made for eardrum shattering pyrotechnic displays called Mascletà that occur daily at 2pm. For 2018, the Falles Festival invited Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel (previously) to build the Falla Mayor, the largest and…

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Ten Massive Spanish Silos Transformed to Promote Social Inclusion

April 15, 2019

Kate Sierzputowski

Ink and Movement have partnered with the Spanish disabilities rights association Laborvalía to promote the integration of people with disabilities into society and the workplace through collaborative mural-making. The cultural project, Titanes, will bring 14 street artists including Okuda San Miguel (previously), Fintan Magee (previously), and Nychos (previously) to Spanish municipalities. Massive murals will transform old silos in Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Corral de Calatrava, Herencia, La Solana, Manzanares, Malagón, Porzuna and Villanueva de los Infantes. Each artist will work alongside members…

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