Liqen: "Egolatriz"

Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 03, 2013
'Egolatriz' is the title of the latest work from Spanish artist Liqen, a favorite here at Juxtapoz and an artist who brings into play symbols of Western culture, and much of the civilized world. His work, although it can verge on the absurd and even a little demented and sick, plays with allegory. For example, the "blue dog" represents madness, and the chicken man represents pride, the false taste and greed. His work aims to be a game of unconscious forms and values ​​that are part of postmodern society.

"Mandarin" by Liqen in Dulwich

Street Art // Monday, June 24, 2013
Liqen recently graced the city of Dunwich, U.K. with an exceptional new mural much different from his usual black and white works. A devious mandarin with insect extremities and pieces of architecture piercing out of it was painted to a gorgeous natural background.

"Ectoplasm" illustrations by Liqen

Street Art // Monday, June 10, 2013
Liqen’s been working on a series of experimental illustrations he calls ““Ectoplasma” and describes this body of work and process as“learning with the morphology, volumes and inks, with its lights and shadows.”  These bizarre organic shapes with subtle color he is creating are strangely alluring and we can’t wait to see where this is going to lead.

New Liqen Mural in Chichester, U.K.

Street Art // Tuesday, May 14, 2013
With assistance from Namaz and a lift, Liqen painted this incredibly dark, highly detailed mural for a local street art festival in Chichester, U.K. We are curious as to how long it will take for someone to complain about the “negative imagery” and organize a group of people to get it painted over. You know it is inevitable with work like this, but we hope we are wrong.

New Hybrid Bird illustrations by Liqen

Street Art // Monday, April 15, 2013
What does a watermelon mixed with a toucan looks like? How about a bird with a telephone for a body? This new series of highly imaginative illustrations by Spanish artist, Liqen are dedicated to birds and were drawn while in Ecuador. The difference with these particular feathered and winged creatures is Liqen has drawn their bodies mixed with fruits, manmade objects, and various other geometric shapes. These illustrations will be published in a book this summer and we will have more information about that in the future.

New Liqen Mural in Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Street Art // Monday, March 04, 2013
Can’t say we have ever seen an avocado bird before. While traveling through Ecuador, Spanish artist, Liqen, painted this stunning piece on a family’s home located in the jungle. Liqen’s new addition will certainly have the locals talking.

New Liqen Mural in Equador

Street Art // Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Traveling through the small fishing village of Tonsupa located on the North Pacific Coast of Ecuador, Spanish illustrator and muralist, Liqen, painted an impressive black and white mural. This time around, a portrait of a woman with heads for a necklace can be seen half immersed in moving water. A whale, octopus arms, dolphins, sailboat, and more travel in various directions creating a beautiful composition.

Flight of the Savior by Liqen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 08, 2013
A gifted illustrator and muralist, Liqen’s work is otherworldly, often filled with hybrid creatures that have primitive and futuristic characteristics. The Spanish artist created this new painting using acrylic on canvas, titled “Flight of the Savior."

“Flight of the Savior" illustration by Liqen

Street Art // Monday, January 07, 2013
A gifted illustrator and muralist, Liqen’s work is otherworldly, often filled with hybrid creatures that have primitive and futuristic characteristics.  The Spanish artist created this new painting using acrylic on canvas, titled “Flight of the Savior."

New Liqen mural in Barcelona, Spain

Street Art // Friday, December 28, 2012
Liqen’s newest mural is another unworldly, menacing, hybrid piece of machinery. Painted for the La Escocesa festival in Barcelona, Spain.
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