Fresh new mural by MurOne – 12+1 project, urban art in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona, España). Iker Muro is an illustrator and graphic designer. He began to paint walls in 2002 and admit that every time murals and paintings have been replacing computer. He has painted and had exhibitions in many cities worldwide, like San Antonio (Texas), New York, London, Lisbon, Miami or Berlin.
“Travelling and discovering different cultures is a gift, I feel lucky to make my living with what I love, I don’t know what will happen in the future, I don’t have a job and a stable life, but painting and giving life to places that don’t have any is very gratifying. I’m happy while I’m doing it and when I finish, I enjoy the whole process, I put together while I’m improving the mural and this is driving me mad. My way of working is many times without a defined sketch but if I win I progress and if I progress I’m happy.”
MurOne describes his work as an acid mix of pop and design elements. He admits influences as classical as Dalí, Mati Klarwein, Lichtenstein, Mc Escher, Moebious… and also his admiration for masters in typography as Tony Dispigna or Herb Lubalin. He recognizes that a list of the influences of contemporaneous mural painters would be endless.
VIDEO GAMES” is a reminder of video games from the 90’s, with psychedelic mixtures and patterns as camouflaged of the city of the future.
Pictures: ©Clara Antón
12+1 is a proposal put forward by Contorno Urbano: 12 artists, 12 months, one 50 square metre wall, one artistic intervention per month and one final exhibition, presenting each of the artists’ unique work. 12+1 is an open-air art gallery, one which changes each month. A unique vision which problematizes the way we exhibit urban art, and the place of these artworks in the city.
The project aims to create a space for open dialogue in the city with the highest population density in Europe, in an area which sees over 7000 passers-by each day. You can find the wall at Calle Rosalía de Castro, just opposite the L1 metro exit for Torrassa, in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona.
Artists winners for 12+1 2017:
Roc Blackblock, Murone, Hosh, Miedo 12, BYG, Irene López León, Pati Baztan, Laura Llaneli, Elbi Elem, Fernando León, Edjinn, Miquel Wert.
Contorno Urbano is the first Foundation in Spain to be fully dedicated to street art and graffiti. The team has over 10 years’ experience in murals and urban art dissemination, as well as having worked on international projects.