Art is rubbish…

5 Apr
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Pintor Fortuny

Art is rubbish claims Francisco de Pájaro, a local graffiti artist whose style is very different from most. His style is rough, in your face, and more often than not, he leaves messages that are food for thought. Furthermore, he often uses the rubbish that has been put out on any given day, to create his pieces, and so his work is purposefully of a more ephemeral nature. He also puts his mark on fuse boxes and ventilation doors, and so a fair bit of his work has a slightly more permanent nature. These are the ones I am able to show you today – enjoy!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Duc

Is he a Barça fan or not? What do you think?

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Peu de la Creu

A self portrait, or the desire to become known (above)? One of the few pieces I have seen that has been signed with his name.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Elisabets + Carrer Ramalleres

These images are from last September, and were all taken on the same day – they refer to the murder of poet Salvador Iborra Mallol, who was stabbed to death after a tussle over a bicycle in the street where he lived in the Barri Gòtic.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Ferlandina

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Ferlandina

Another football-related piece? These are the colours of Barcelona team RCD Espanyol (above).

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Peu de la Creu

Two pieces (above), on either side of a scaffold, and which claim that art is rubbish, and demand more poetry and less police. On Carrer Verdaguer i Callis a more permanent piece, and one where Francisco de Pájaro – who paints with brushes instead of a spray can – obviously had the time to add more detail. If anyone knows who the old man is that he has depicted, please let me know. As he usually does, Francisco signed the piece by claiming that art is rubbish…

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Verdaguer i Callis

3 Responses to “Art is rubbish…”

  1. Dan April 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    Great post, I had been hoping to learn more about the BCN graffiti scene!

    • Lisette April 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

      Thanks Dan, glad you like it!

  2. frizztext April 6, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    thought provoking!

Tell me what you think...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: