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OTTSTUFF's creative language fuses iconographic graffiti and graphic design, and this piece describes it graphically. Depending on the spectator's gaze and path, this can be interpreted differently, understood from one point or another. But actually, just motion and fusion are the starting point: both are beginnings and ends. Mural painted on OTTSTUFF's former Art and Design School.
Interpretation of languages as "layers of knowledge", empowerment and personal growth, away from any stereotypical representation of their learning (Big Ben, Eiffel Tower...). This artistic intervention was part of the XXV Anniversary of the Official School of Languages of Getafe, and it's harmonically integrated into the architecture of the building and the morphology of the support itself.
According to UNESCO, interculturality refers to the existence and equitable interaction of diverse cultures and the possibility of generating shared cultural expressions through dialogue and mutual respect (Source: Article 4.8 of the "Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions"). Addressed from an iconographic post-graffiti, this piece represents an harmonic interaction between different faces, embosomed in a bigger colorful single face.
Beyond that experimental game with graphic design principles (contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity), environment plays a key role on the artwork. Those torn and broken back walls, also were remodeled by unexpected breaks from a regular pattern, so the piece was integrated considering such environment peculiarities, following a smooth natural relief on the wall at its right end. The wall, far from being understood as a static delimited canvas, is interpreted as a dynamic bit within the actual canvas to be intervened: the environment.
Addressed from an iconographic post-graffiti, this piece represents a human face divided into two halves, both shortened at its upper limit, but unevenly, breaking with symmetry and generating visual impact. A bird rests on that lower limit, looking towards the unevenness, representing the awakening of consciousness and connecting with the famous quote from the play "Gabriel", written by French author George Sand: «I was a woman; for suddenly my wings collapsed, ether closed in around my head like an impenetrable crystal vault, and I fell». This description of the heroine's dream of soaring with wings, is widely linked to the concept of glass ceiling in feminist studies, being interpreted as a feminine Icarus tale of a woman who attempts to ascend above her accepted role.
Roman-themed murals against rural depopulation, conceived as an artistic project which supports the visibility of a recent milestone in the vicinity of the municipality: the discovery of the ancient Roman town of Caraca. OTTSTUFF's interventions in Driebes address subtopics such as mosaics, coins or the god Apollo Phoebus, always from iconographic post-graffiti and visual prosopopoeia.
The imposing stone cross located on the outskirts of the town, better known by the locals as "El Humilladero", is among the main identity symbols for the Ragamers. This artwork opens an oneiric "window" to a summer sunset in the village, representing "El Humilladero in the background from the iconographic universe of the artist. A look to the village from the village, bringing local boundaries closer to the midtown, in order to awaken and broaden consciousness about the importance of just being part of it.
Piece painted for C.A.L.L.E. Lavapiés Festival in Madrid (Spain), integrated on the stately facade of the Galician restaurant O Pazo de Lugo. Interpreted from minimalism, the stained glass above is dressed with small circular stickers, allowing the inner light to come out — suggesting that metaphorical "cathedral aesthetics". Even though it starts from a symmetrical pattern, displaced color stripes create movement and rupture across both roller shutter doors, adding cohesion and dynamism to the composition. Colors merge into a surreal sunset by the sea, evoking an oneiric personification of the ocean within an urban environment.
La Buga del Lobo is one of the most emblematic places in Lavapiés, a multicultural neighborhood in the center of the city. The lava lamp (also called "Astro Lamp") was a countercultural icon of the hippie movement in the 1960s-70s. OTTSTUFF wanted to reinterpret it as a nod to that alternative nature of Lavapiés, playing with his icon and the Gestalt principles of visual perception. Anecdotally, the title "Lava" borders on the amphibology between the representational and the contextual (shorthand for Lavapiés).
Artistic intervention carried out on the Promenade of Tarifa, near Los Lances Beach. These three faces represent sunset, sea and nature, through chromatic abstractions arranged in four color stripes. It invites interaction with the public through that step that divides the mural into two levels, being an excellent photographic attraction.
Large-format mural made in Azagra (Navarra), arranged as a triptych made up of three works that represent different moments in the dissipation phase of a storm: "Storm", "Spectrum", and "Ease".
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