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David De La Mano

The Spanish artist David De La Mano has opened the “doors of his work” and spoke to ISSA about his latest work and also about himself. A painter, a sculptor and street art passionate that was inspired by the Italian artist BLU and by the cities were he creates his amazing work.

(ISSA) – What would you choose to drink? Coffee, Tea, Beer, Soda or something else?
(David) – Overall, I prefer coffee.

-Introduce yourself to us !!!
I’m a lucky person who has the great good fortune to devote himself to what fascinates me

-How do you define yourself? Artist? Street artist? Anything else?
I am a painter and sculptor and Usually I, although I prefer the street to do my job, I also work in my workshop.


– How did it all start for you, and what is it nowadays?
The street work began by chance after seeing a work painted by the Italian artist BLU.
Currently, work on the street has changed a lot, but everything varies depending on the city or the country, now has been more professionalized and there is debate about its effects…

-What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
Sure: make the first coffee

-Street art is mostly a visually stimulating form of art. To add one more sense to it, what music would you pick to accompany your art work?
I love listening to music when I paint, two songs that remember now: “ Rumba Argelina” by Radio Tarifa or “Lonely boy” by Black Keys.


-In all forms of art, inspiration is crucial. What is it that inspires you?
Painting in the atelier comes inspiration, but sometimes the ideas come at the most unexpected moments: in cinema, reading, etc, or something that works me is walking

-What is the hardest part while working on a piece of art?
the key is the idea, but also the choice of the wall, scale, decide when work is finished. Too other factors such as the weather, daylight hours, the time you have to use the crane, haha

-Do you have an artist(s) you admire and what for?
I admire all kinds of artists, admire and enjoy deeply.
I am interested in the arts in general music, cinema, theatre, architecture, etc. Artists painting interested me much from classics to MCity, Dran, Cleon Peterson and many others

-Which cities are the most inspiring for you?
I love to paint in Salamanca which is where I was born. I know it well and I find it very easy to paint and is what inspires me.

-What other passions do you have apart from art?
My family and friends, travel, music, nature,drive, cinema and photo

-Do you have a wild project that you dream of achieving some day?
the truth is that in recent years have been fortunate to realize projects I ever dreamed it could carry out …

-Tell us about your art, does it include symbolism, messages or repeated patterns?
My work speaks about the human masses and environment to the action of these masses, their fate .. I’m interested in everything related to anthropology and also on the present.

– How long time does a piece of art work of yours usually survive for?
obviously the greatest works remain without problems
medium or small pieces depends where you are or what city or neighbourhood can remain more or less.

-What do people first think of, or feel, when they see one of your works on the street?
there is everything, some people love it, some people do not is unmoved, and no one who asks for explanations or directly tell you not to like …

-Do you have a secret you would like to share with us? 🙂
my secret vocation is absurd inventor of objects, haha


-What are your creative plans for the future?
For This year I must paint some drawings for collective shows and I will do two Solo Shows in November in Milan. During This Year I will paint in the street of my neighborhood and I will paint in cities too. Norway, Paris, Milan and Kiev for the moment.

-Is there a specific thought or message you would like to pass to our audience out there?
take to the streets, life is outside

Thank you David! It’s been great to get to know more about you and your inspiring works.
‘’I Support Street Art’’ team.

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