Madrid artists take to the streets [English & Spanish]

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Here’s a showcase of work submitted by Javier Abarca, instructor of an urban art workshop (a class on spontaneous public art) just completed at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Aranjuez, as part of a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts program at the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain. To see more of the work, visit the workshop Web site.

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Close window by Santiago Cortizo: An intervention that graphically materializes a utopian power to react against visual assault in the urban environment… Cerrar ventana por Santiago Cortizo: Una intervención que materializa gráficamente una utópica capacidad de respuesta al asalto visual en el entorno urbano…


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Night light by Santiago Alcocer: The artist plays with the idea of a light coming out of unthinkable places… Luz nocturna por Santiago Alcocer: El artista juega con la idea de una luz que sale de lugares impensables…


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Incommunications by Pablo Rubio: A series of non-signs that co-opt everyday DIY public communication techniques to convey a poetic content… Incomunicados, por Pablo Rubio: Una serie de no-signos que usurpan una técnica común de comunicación pública casera para proyectar un contenido poético…


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Shack in the center of Madrid by Carlos del Solar: A shack made out of wood, cardboard and plastic suddenly appears in the middle of a plaza in the center of Madrid… Chabola en el centro de Madrid por Carlos del Solar: Una chabola hecha de madera, cartón y plástico aparece de repente en el centro de Madrid…


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Shadows by Dos Jotas: Numerous elements of urban furniture in Madrid city center cast a fake shadow suggesting a human silhouette… Sombras por Dos Jotas: Numerosos elementos del mobiliario urbano del centro de Madrid proyectan una sombra falsa parecida a una silueta humana…