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MANA

Collaboration with 2Alas in Mana Contemporary (Wynwood) during the Art Basel week. Curated by The Bushwick Collective. Miami, FL. Dec 2015

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Facebook HQ

Murals at Facebook HQ. Menlo Park, CA. April 2017

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#LargestQR

(Possibly) the largest QR code ever painted on a wall. Hasselt, Belgium. May 2017

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Extra Ceiling

Ceiling intervention at Size? Brixton store. London, UK. April 2017

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Zócalo CDMX

Collaborative installation with Okuda San Miguel for MOS México. Mexico City. Oct 2014

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Ultra-Plasticism

Mural at Palibex HQ, curated by Ink and Movement. Madrid, Spain. Dec 2016

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Miami Dolphins

Murals at the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins. Project curated by Goldman Global Arts. Miami, FL. Nov 2016

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Miami Wynwood

Mural organized by Goldman Global Arts for Wynwood Walls. Wynwood, Miami, FL. Nov 2016

Your kinetic art style is very unique and what sets you apart from many graffiti and contemporary artists. Can you please explain this technique and what message you hope to communicate through your work.

Thank you! I think we live in very exciting times in which technology plays a really important part. The Internet gathers and discloses all the information of the world immediately and for free. The result of this is a very connected and quickly developing and changing world. I make use of dynamic compositions and elements that remind me of technology in order to try to convey the feelings that I perceive as an active individual that is living amongst a digital revolution.

In your Portrait of an Artist film, by Selina Miles, you say that you don’t think graffiti is not really an art. Can you explain this idea?

Graffiti writers don’t have an artistic aspiration. The motivation is to write their names as big, as many times, with more style than the rest. That’s why I say that modern graffiti is rather a game than an art. However, from a “history of art” point of view, graffiti is such a big movement, with hundreds of thousands of active members painting all over the world for more than 45 years, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to stop anytime soon. From this point of view, as a phenomenon, I understand that it has to be taken into account.

Is it true that you sometimes hide messages within your art? What kind of messages?

Some of my paintings include some QR codes that you can follow. As a visual artist, I’ve always been very jealous of other disciplines such as film. A film is a work of art that includes several disciplines such as literature, visual arts, music, etc. With the use of the QR technology, I can include anything in my paintings.

You are fearless when it comes to experimenting with a variety of mediums. From spray paint to heavy use of technology, to 3-D sculpture, is there any medium you have not tried and would like to experiment with?

Thank you! I’d love to direct a movie one day.

What inspires you to create? Is it particular people, places, music…?

I don’t usually get inspired. I believe my process is more rational, more about thinking than waiting for the muses to visit me. Of course, I get influenced by all kinds of things like music, visual art, places, people…

What’s next for you? Do you have any upcoming shows or projects you are looking forward to?

I recently had the amazing opportunity to create several murals for Facebook headquarters. Right now I have a solo exhibition at Station16 Gallery in Montreal called “Planar Direction”.

Murals at Facebook HQ.

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