The Foundation Contorno Urbano creates three new walls through the 12+1 project with Flavita Banana, Elisa Capdevila and Anna Repullo as the artists in charge of the paintings.
Three women have been in charge of the 12+1 walls in Barcelona and Sant Vicenç dels Horts this March. The artists present us three different concepts: the famous illustrator Flavita Banana has created the artwork “Juntes sumem”, a kind representation of women’s tough reality. Anna Repullo introduces us a quotidian human portrait full of passion with “El Beso”. And last, but not least, Elisa Capdevila evokes to bodies’ perfection and imperfections representing two gypsum torsos.
Flavita Banana has intervened the wall of the Civic Center Cotxeres Borrell with a feminist artwork and her unmistakable black stroke. The artist presents us a “Ring around a rosy” full of women, a kind expression of the harsh reality. At any time and situation, women have to be in alert and united. We have to protect and help each other; unfortunately, also when we’re having fun. But, above all, we have to remember that we are stronger together.
Anna Repullo has created the mural “El beso” (the kiss). The artwork represents a passionate kiss between two people, two lovers. Kisses a symbol of affection that often create a special and unique atmosphere. Each kiss is different and there’s no harm on revendicating the importance of sharing moments of tenderness and emotion.
Elisa Capdevila has created “Bodies”. The same plaster torso seen from different angles. The painting is open to many interpretations, and each of them successful. For the artist, the plaster bodies are a good analogy for the rigid canons of beauty we’re used to. On the other hand, the fact that the material that forms these bodies is plaster, and not skin and bones, allows it to coexist without controversy in public space, which surely would not happen if these were real bodies. This fact for the artist is interesting because it highlights the lack of naturalness with which we still live our own nakedness and nature.
About the artists:
Anna Repullo, artist born in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, loves to paint portraits of people because of the feelings that can be interpreted through them. She has taken part in different drawing and painting exhibitions in her hometown, in Barcelona and in Port de Suert, as well as in art fairs. She painted her first mural in 2015, in the first edition of the 12+1 project, and since then, she hasn’t stopped intervening the public space with her realistic and captivating style.
Elisa Capdevila is a muralist from Barcelona born in 1994. Her work as an urban artist is very influenced by her interest in human topics, such as personal relationships, intimacy and everyday life. She decided to interpret these themes with very varied images, but always within a figurative style, paying close attention to the harmony of colors and the plastic resources that the materials offer.
Contorno Urbano keeps working every day to normalize women’s participation in Street art projects; art belongs to all of us.
Great walls ladies!!