Flyer – Fousion Finest 2021

Fousion Finest 2021

14. - 31. Oct 2021

Carrer dels Arcs 5
08002 Barcelona
Spain

This year’s edition of the Fousion Finest 2021 exhibition at Reial Cercle Artístic de Barcelona, will open again its doors and invite to escape into a magic journey and to submerge deep into the world's contemporary Surrealism and abstract Urban art.

The exhibition unveils artworks that go beyond space and time. Partly sustained on past art heritage, organically grown with the evolution of present times. Treating the forefront of today’s contemporary abstraction and Urban Art concepts. Recent and new artistic creations of Pop Surrealism and Urban Abstract Art will be presented for the first time in Barcelona. The exhibition is curated by Jasmin Waschl, founder and director of Fousion Gallery, Barcelona, with the aim to present an artistic confrontation with present times and worlds beyond.

The essence of infinite possibilities and worlds will be exhibit at Fousion Finest 2021, merging styles, cosmoses and timelines, combinations hatched from hypothetical to real visions.

An impactive experience from the enchantment of the worlds of Pop Surrealism to the vibrant topography of Urban Art and Abstract Graffiti at the notable and emblematic installations of Reial Cercle Artístic de Barcelona. It is located in the historic city center, at the Gothic Palace Pignatelli and Casa Bassols, where time, history and art thunder amidst the old rooms and centennial patios. Contemporary Art rests in this emplacement in a pleasing contrast that generates a silent dialogue between the contemporaneity of the pieces and the antic walls, teeming of tradition but also with art upheavals and insurrections.

 

ARTISTS
  • Bruno Pontiroli
  • SheOne
  • Phil Ashcroft
  • David de la Mano
  • Peca
  • Dilka Bear
  • Miss Van
  • Victor Castillo
  • Alberto de Blobs
  • Mono Cieza
  • Will Barras
  • O.Two
Artworks

Artists

Peca

The outer circle and inner space – Peca was born in Argentina and graduated from the University of Fine Arts in the city of La Plata (UNLP). She paints, illustrates and animates films in Barcelona for more than a decade. For a while, she’s dedicating her creative energy exclusively to painting and shows her mystical universe at solo and group shows in many international renown galleries.

Mono Cieza

From transcendence to fusion – Mono Cieza was Born in Argentina and lives in Barcelona since 2001. He studied composition at the Faculty of Fine Arts of La Plata (Argentina), released  music for films.

Miss Van

Miss Van started wall-painting with brushes on the walls of Toulouse in the 90’s and quickly expanded her work throughout Europe (with Barcelona as her home city), influencing the feminine movement in European Urban Art. She is now considered among the most established international urban contemporary female artists. 

Bruno Pontiroli

Bruno Pontiroli creates mind-bending explorations of the relationship between humans and animals. From his dreamlike visions, he conjures up surreal and fantastic universes, where centaurs cut off the head of half-human half-horse creatures, over-eager men can embrace large walrus or jump on twisted giraffes and dromedaries fit their cubic-shaped humps into each other. A poetic and absurd ability to make the impossible happen, while a hippopotamus is standing on his tongue...

Dilka Bear

Those eyes that mirror the world – Dilka Bear, born 1977 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, is an Italian-based artist, illustrator and painter. She studied Architecture at the Almaty University of Arts, in Kazakhstan. 

Victor Castillo

Victor Castillo is a Chilean painter currently residing in Los Angeles, California. He was born in Santiago, Chile in 1973, the same year that military dictatorship was established in his country. Inspired by the animations, science fiction movies and the illustrations on his family’s record covers, he began drawing obsessively at the age of five. Later he studied at University of Art and Social Sciences (ARCIS) and the Catholic University of Chile. Victor joined an independent experimental art collective in Santiago, creating mixed media sculpture and video installations.

Phil Ashcroft

Phil Ashcroft’s specific form of gestural, emotive abstraction combines flattened out 1980s style art deco and graffiti influences with references to American abstraction which often threaten to overwhelm the upper sections of his canvases.

O.Two

O.Two – real name James Carey – born in 1979, lives and works in London. A member of Wizard Kings artist collective, Carey takes his graffiti heritage as a starting point of progressive explorations. Teenage delinquency is transformed and refined into a Post Graffiti texture of abstract gestures, but never disclaimed.

Will Barras

Will Barras, born in 1973, is a British animation designer and painter. While studying graphic design in the 1990's, Barras became aware and subsequently part of the flourishing Bristol street-art scene and co-founded the influential Scrawl collective.

SheOne

Born in London in 1969, James began to write Graffiti in 1984. A decade later he had formalised the concept of spraypaint as 
the primary medium of expression and was beginning to personalise his alter-ego signature as the gestural cage for contextual subject.

Alberto de Blobs

Alberto de Blobs, born in 1982 started his career as a painter at the young age of 12, writing graffiti in Barcelona. From wild style letter painting, his style gradually evolved towards today's elaborate mixture of figurative and free form abstraction. With its open muralist approach, de Blobs' highly illustrative visual language combines references to his subcultural roots and art historical predecessors alike and with ease. Merging all types of influences, genres and styles, Blobs forged a brilliant outlook on creativity which is presented through his search for new experiences. This newly-made reality escapes all conventions and breaks free from links to any particular aesthetic trend.

David De La Mano

David de la Mano was born in Salamanca in 1975, where he graduated in Fine Arts before focussing on Public Art for his PhD at the University of Valencia.

From 1993 onward, De La Mano has worked extensively in urban public space, and developed his trademark style during numerous international projects.

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