Nuria Riaza's Ballpoint Illustrations

Illustration // Friday, April 11, 2014
Nuria Riaza's blue ballpoint drawings are meticulous, in every sense of the word. Not only are they exquisitely rendered with detailed, fine linework, but each piece displays the artist's very careful deliberation and composition (her grids of collected knick-knacks are a neat freak's dream). Riaza graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Politécnica in Valencia.

Illustrations by Cachetejack

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 01, 2012
Cachetejack (aka Nuria Bellver and Raquel Fanjul) is a Spanish illustrator duo based in Valencia that produce crass, clever, and delightful illustrations full of humor, charm, and silliness that is applicable in all kinds of serious or lighthearted scenarios alike. Any illustration that fits this description is a success in our book.

Escif: Homage to Yves Klein

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Escif’s newest mural in Valencia, Spain pays homage to the recent event of Spain's King, Juan Carlos falling flat on his face and to the French Noveau Relisme artist, Yves Klein. Escif draws a humorous correlation to Klein’s famous piece “Leaping into the Void” and the photo of Carlos falling to the floor.

The Erotic Works of Higinia Garay

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Higinia Garay is an illustrator who has studied in both London and Valencia. The work is marked by delicate and colorful strokes, perceived strength, and passion. Women warriors are the protagonists of the stories, and Higinia Garay is defined as a fighter.  

Waking Up with Hyuro in Valencia

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 12, 2012
One of our favorite artists who works in the street, Hyuro, just placed two new pieces in Valencia, Spain. One seems to be a woman breaking through a bodily fence, and the other depicts a rather poetic death.

Education for Citzenship by Escif

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 27, 2012
Over the last couple day many student protesters were violently repressed by police in Escif’s hometown of Valencia, Spain. Students were protesting an announcement made by the President of the region that spoke of large education cuts. Escif takes the not so subtle approach in this piece titled “Education for Citzenship.”

Hyuro in Valencia, Spain

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 16, 2012
Another wonderful wall from Argentinean-born, Spain-based muralist, Hyuro, painted on the streets of her hometown in Valencia. We can't get enough of Hyuro's street work, always elegantly done.

Blu in Valencia, Spain

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 19, 2011
As we continue our preparation for FAME Festival to see some of Blu's new walls, we noticed on his site that the Italian artist posted some new images of work he did in Valencia, Spain this summer. And Blu added a little extra touch to the wall's mouth.

In Street Art: Inti and Salle

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 07, 2011
Chile-based artists, Inti and Salle collaborated on the following wall for the POLINIZA festival that went down in Valencia a couple months back.

Escif and Blu in Valencia, Spain

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 22, 2011
We spent significant time with Escif here in California over the past month, and we knew when he returned to Valencia, Spain, he had a wall to work on. That wall happened to be with Blu, with the Italian muralist making the rounds throughout Europe this summer.
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