Base Elements

12 May
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Baixada de Viladecols 2

Curious to find out what is behind this door? Come on in, follow me, and I’ll tell you…

Welcome to Base Elements – an art gallery that specialises in my favourite art form: graffiti.  Located in the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic) on Baixada de Viladecols number 2, Base Elements is a veritable treasure trove for lovers of urban art.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Base Elements

The gallery is chock-a-block with art from a selection of renowned graffiti artists, such as B-Toy, Pez, Kenor, Zosen, and Uri, and urban artists Juan Pajares, Pedro Cuevas, Pez Khamino, Robert and Monica (Monix), as well as others.

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B-Toy + Sensible

The work on show is diverse, both in the use of colour, or lack of it, and the styles, some pretty grim, others colourful and deceptively naive…

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B-Toy's stars

In the main room you can also find a good selection of post cards and (fridge) magnets, suitable for slightly smaller purses.

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Uri

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The other door...

In the side room, the art on display has a more overtly dramatic vibe.

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More treasures!

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Pajares

Some is figurative, such as  Pajares’s canvases, which usually feature music stars prominently. Some not so much, as Kenor’s work for example (below), which tends to make use of a range of geometric forms, and is usually pretty colourful.

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Kenor

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Vigne

My favourite is Pez (below) whose grinning fish always make me smile, although I also like B-Toy and Pajares’s work.  Which do you like best?

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Pez

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More in store...

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4 Responses to “Base Elements”

  1. Sherry K. May 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    Enjoyed the tour…(-:

    Thanks!

  2. Marion May 15, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    Coz!! Wat een leuk blog, weet je dat ik het nu pas ontdek. OOOooohhhh! Fun stuff!
    Mooi gemaakt hoor. Keep up the good work.

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