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This Too Shall Pass: How Spanish Artist Escif’s Meditating Woman Lit Up Valencia

March 25, 2020

Grace Ebert

…ear, the outdoor celebration sees massive projects created by artists—like Okuda San Miguel in 2018 and PichiAvo in 2019—that are set on fire and eventually consumed by flames. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 event that would have featured Escif’s work was postponed. Despite its lack of spectators, though, the Spanish city decided to proceed with part of the traditional ceremony, lighting just the bottom half of Escif’s wooden sculpt…

 

 



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

December 16, 2019

Grace Ebert

…ore architectonic dimension and completing my vision of mythical animals,” Okuda says. He wants his work to bring “a touch of imagination and play into the daily lives of the neighboring community and students and Darby Junior High, as they will get to enjoy the installation and watch as it evolves through the seasons.” Okuda is known for his metamorphic projects, including his work on churches in Morocco and Spain and on a 19th-century French cas…

 

 



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Ten Massive Spanish Silos Transformed to Promote Social Inclusion

April 15, 2019

Kate Sierzputowski

…ival in Spain, which was founded bv Ink and Movement under their previous name Pluralform. You can learn more about the Titanes project on their website and Instagram. Mural by Okuda San Miguel Mural by Okuda San Miguel Mural by Hell’o Mural by Hell’o Mural by Demsky J + Smithe Mural by Demsky J + Smithe…

 

 



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PichiAvo Pushes the Boundaries of their Urbanmythology Style with New Solo Exhibition and Graffiti-Covered Greek Statue

March 4, 2019

Sasha Bogojev

…nfires through the city of Valencia. Following the success of their friend Okuda San Miguel, who was invited by the Falles Festival in 2018 to build the Falla Mayor (previously), the art duo started working on their own statue right after the burning of last year’s works. Pichi & Avo partnered with the local Falles artisan firm Latorre y Sanz to execute the incredibly large-scale piece. Unlike previous years when artisans used mostly foam as a bui…

 

 



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New Mural Masters Book Offers a Colorful Tour of Contemporary Street Art Around the World

February 16, 2019

Andrew LaSane

…well as the locations and photographer credits for each mural included in its pages. Mural Masters: A New Generation is available on shelves now, but you can save a trip and grab a copy here. Mural by Okuda San Miguel Mural by James Bullough & Li Hill Mural by WD Mural by Fintan Magee Mural by Agostino Iacurci Mural by Agostino Iacurci Mural by DULK Mural by Hendrik Beikirch…

 

 



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Air Sea Land: Okuda’s Largest Public Art Project Brings Colorful Sculptures to the Streets of Boston

October 19, 2018

Laura Staugaitis

…include regional wildlife like deer and squirrels, while also integrating mythological elements like a scaly humanoid sea creature and a seagull with arms and legs. Air Sea Land which is Okuda’s largest public art project to date, was curated by Justkids. You can see more from Okuda on Instagram, and tour the pieces in the video below….

 

 



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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

…red by Martha Cooper (@marthacoopergram) on Mar 20, 2018 at 12:07am PDT Photo by the author for Colossal done #universalequilibrium falla @latorreysanz ❤💛💚💗💙 #falles2018 @jcf_valencia #okudasanmiguel #okudart +++ A post shared by OKUDA SAN MIGUEL (@okudart) on Mar 16, 2018 at 11:10am PDT Falles sculpture by Salvador Dali, 1954…