Street Art // Monday, May 20, 2013
The windowless side façade of this building in Villareal, Spain is an unusual canvas for Escif’s larger than normal and newest mural. Entitled “The Enlightened Vandalism,” the thoughtfully composed piece depicts a the same character in a ski mask participating in various acts like bolt cutting, shooting a sling-shot, holding a spray can, kicking, and holding their arms in the air on their knees as if being arrested.
Street Art // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
We would expect more collaborations between artists, Escif and Hyuro, solely based on their similar styles and both being in Valencia, Spain, however that’s not the case. Occasionally they do work together and when they do they compliment each other well. On this new wall, Hyuro used her talents to paint a number of wolfs while Escif created two identical classic-looking yellow cars.
Street Art // Sunday, April 21, 2013
On this wall, a figure floats upside down while cocking back a slingshot and is accompanied by some abstract shapes. Painted by artists Escif and Telas, this piece is entitled “Death Natura” and is located in Valencia, Spain.
Street Art // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Named “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie”after ‘70s French Film, Escif newest wall in Valencia, Spain is of a topless three-boobed lady, like something out of the movie Total Recall.
Street Art // Thursday, April 11, 2013
Escif continues to comment with his art in the streets on the current economic situation and politics in his country of Spain. This new piece is entitled “ "Jaque Mate" which means “Checkmate” in English.
Street Art // Sunday, March 17, 2013
Spanish muralist and political artist, Escif’s newest piece is a burning car with the words “Llama Ahora” which the artist mentions can be translated in English as “Call Now”, but also as “Flame Now.”
Street Art // Monday, February 18, 2013
Spanish artist, Escif, paints an ambulance flipped over and burning in this watercolor piece.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
The exceptionally talented and conceptual muralist, Escif, appropriately titled this mural of equestrian horse jumping Austerity. “Show jumping is a discipline which is a timed event judged on the ability of the horse and rider to jump over a series of obstacles. This discipline is one of the most popular sports and equestrian riders most used today, and is the most modern specialty equestrian sport that has come to turn the classic sport of riding in a spectator sport” says Escif relating to this particular piece.
Street Art // Thursday, January 10, 2013
Escif has been painting a series of plants as the subjects for his newest murals. The use of color is something we rarely see from him and they are esthetically very different from his usual work. These two murals are the first of a series of six.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 01, 2013
The panopticon is a type of institutional building designed to allow a watchman to observe inmates of an institution without them being able to tell whether or not they are being watched. The architect for this design was Jeremy Bentham who described the panopticon as "a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind, in a quantity hitherto without example."