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!
Is he a Barça fan or not? What do you think?
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.
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.
Another football-related piece? These are the colours of Barcelona team RCD Espanyol (above).
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…