OKUDA SAN MIGUEL
Born in Spain 1980.
Lives and works in Madrid, Spain.
Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Madrid’s Complutense University.
His large-scale murals and street sculptures can be found dominating parks and squares in towns around the world. His work could be categorized as Pop Surrealism with a clear essence of street forms. It raises questions about existentialism, the universe, the infinite, the meaning of life, and the contradictions of the false freedom of capitalism, showing a conflict between modernity and our roots.
“My art reflects my love of metamorphosis. Playing with shape and form I highlight this juxtaposition within my characters, mixing up their shapes and
personalities. I use colors as a symbol of life and the natural world, whilst the grey scale in my paintings represents cement, death, dust and the material of classical sculptures. I am constantly challenged to find a harmonious balance of the grey scale with my vibrant palette.“
Which project will you have finished before you come to Munich? Where are you heading to after SCALE?
Right before I will be doing a huge intervention on a building in Paris at the same time I’ll be have my first solo exhibition in France, also in Paris. Right after, I’ll have a short but very deserved holiday period before heading to the United States for several works.
What is you actual "artistic concern" or theme?
My art reflects my love for metamorphosis. I paint my faces with geometric patterns to show equality among the different races, placing all skin types on the same level; multicolours symbolism multiculturalism. My works often raise questions about existentialism, the universe, the infinite, the meaning of life, and the contradictions of the false freedom of capitalism, showing a conflict between modernity and our roots; ultimately, between man and the same.
What are you looking forward to regarding this project?
To have a great experience, both personal and artistic!!!
OKUDA SAN MIGUEL