The 12+1 project has started the year with a new mural, this time in Barcelona, at Centre Civic Cotxeres Borrell. It is a 2.5x5m mural in the heart of Barcelona,outdoors, in an area where hundreds of people pass every day. This is the 12+1’s fourth year; it started in 2015 in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, and since then it has also taken place in Hospitalet de Llobregat and San Vicenç dels Horts.
The interventions of 12+1 are ephemeral, since they are murals that are transformed every month: 12 artists, 12 months, a single wall. Plus, an annual exhibition in each locality, which includes the photos of the final artwork, as well as elements of the process and objects and material related to the techniques of the participating artists.
The 12+1 is an initiative of the Contorno Urbano Foundation that wants to bring urban art closer to people, breaking with the stereotypes and prejudices that surround this artistic expression. Throughout the months, there is a great variety of expressions and materials that can be observed in the murals.
The artwork: Perspectivas y vacíos
The plans, shapes and colours make this composition an invitation to look up and interpret the space. The work “Perspectivas y vacíos” represents a meeting scenario, where perspectives and precision evoke the city full of geometry and movement.
Anna Taratiel was born in Barcelona and had a first contact with the art world through graffiti under the artistic name of OVNI (UFO in Spanish). She studied graphic design at the University School of Steam of Terrassa and graduated in mural techniques at the Llotja de Barcelona. Her work evokes internal landscapes and raises metaphorical reflections on the environment, expressed through geometric abstraction, provoking emotions and pulsing the viewer’s perception through the intense relationship -compositive, conceptual, technical- that she maintains with space and colour. Mental cartographies that acquire material life to deal, from the visual misunderstanding, with the ideas of structure, pattern and variation, or with the boundary between the bi and three-dimensional.
Facebook: Taratiel vs Ovni
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