"LOS MERCADOS NOS DAN LA BIENVENIDA" by Escif

Street Art // Monday, July 23, 2012
Escif’s politically conscious and thought provoking street work continually makes a strong impression on us. Unlike the majority of artists creating work in the public for “fame” purposes, Escif attempts to bring awareness to many of the current political and social issues of Spain.  This newest piece is entitled “Los Mercados Nos Dan La Bienvenida” translated to “Markets Welcome Us.”

3 New Escif Walls

Street Art // Monday, July 02, 2012
Spanish muralist, Escif, has shared three new walls he recently painted titled “Recortes”,  “El Rescate”, and “Temporary Autonomus Zone.”

"Those who fled" by Escif

Street Art // Thursday, June 28, 2012
Escif dropped a new piece in Cholula, Mexico and wrote the following text adding insight to the concept behind this particular piece.  “Cholula is a name of Nahuatl origin, meaning Place of those who fled.  Cholula is famed for its churches. Legend told that there are 365 churches, one for each day of the year. So, it´s so usual meet processions of people circulating through the streets, almost any day.”

New Escif Mural in Rome

Street Art // Saturday, June 16, 2012
Spanish muralist, Escif, is in Rome preparing for a show entitled "Suspension Of Disbelief" at the Wunderkammern Gallery.  The artist painted this massive ear while in town, which is part of his newest series of public works different from what we have previously seen from him.

"Angolo Di Riflessione" by Escif

Street Art // Friday, June 08, 2012
Escif’s newest mural is the image of the massive Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized after hitting a reef off the Tuscan island of Giglio four months ago.  The piece titled "Angolo Di Riflessione" was painted in the small town of Gaeta, Italy for the Memorie Urbane Festival.

The Rejects @ Reed Projects Inaugural Show in Stavanger, Norway

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Our good friends at Nuart, whom we featured in our May 2012 Public Art issue, and who hold down a few great public art and music festivals in Stavanger, Norway each year, just opend a permanent gallery space,  Reed Projects, and their inaugural show, The Rejects, in Stavanger this past weekend. They kicked off the new space with a group show that encapsulates a bunch of the artists who have created murals in and around Stavanger each year.

"ENTROPIA" by Escif

Street Art // Friday, May 18, 2012
When you need an artist to paint a building without ruining it’s integrity who you gonna call?  Escif, duhhh. The Spanish artists newest mural is entitled “Entropia” and it’s all the adjectives used to describe something that is of upmost quality. Located on the coast of the Alboran Sea in Melilla, Morocco.

All City Canvas: Final Murals in Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 11, 2012
Last week, we were down in Mexico City as both a sponsor and participant in the All City Canvas urban art festival. Today we have photos of some of the finished murals and how they look in their surrounding environments, including works by El Mac, Escif, Saner, Sego, Herakut, Roa, Interesni Kazki, and Vhils.

All City Canvas, Mexico City: Day 3—4

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We were spread out this past weekend, part of us in Los Angeles, part in New York City for Frieze, and part in Mexico City, where Juxtapoz was a sponsor and lecturer at the All City Canvas Festival. We have gone over the roster, even posted about Escif's memorable mural, but a line-up of Roa, Aryz, Saner, El Mac, Herakut, Sego, Escif, Vhils, Interesni Kazki, and others is not to be missed. Here are some things we saw over the weekend...

Escif Channels the Tlatelolco Massacre @ All City Canvas, Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 07, 2012
There is no question that Valencia, Spain-based Escif has some of the most politically aware and intelligent street work being produced today. Each piece, even his simple sentences, have a backstory that pertains to the space and place in which he does the public work. This is case with his brilliant piece at All City Canvas in Mexico City, where Escif painted a huge mural on the side of the politically historic Chihuahua apartment building.

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