The creativity of Spanish street artist Okuda San Miguel finds expression in dressing the naked walls.
The street artist can brag about owning a rich and colourful portofolio varying from photography to wide wall paintings and installations featured both in galleries and out in the streets of different cities around the globe.
Born in Santander in 1980 Oscar (Okuda) San Miguel Erice graduated from the Bellas Artes department of the University of Complutense. Although living and working mainly in Madrid many of his works are located in different cities across the world. Since 1997 he developed a distinctive and unique approach regarding murals. His style evolved and became further personalized after Okuda San Miguel’s participation in the IAM Project, together with San and Nano1814.
Works and illustrations of the artist have been exhibited in posters and art installations sponsored by world-wide known brands such as Puma, Adidas, Kia Motors, POLO by Ralph Lauren and many others.
Okuda San Miguel’s themes extend upon the notions of contradictions of existentialism, the universe, the infinity, the meaning of life, the self-inflicted, false liberty promoted by capitalism.
The manner in which he developed his work bears the influences of pop surrealism, covering the walls in geometric colorful shapes employed in contrast with grey organic forms.
His works talk about the conflict between contemporaneity and our roots and between the human being and oneself.
Modern urban environments offer a life increase and the artistic limitless perspective prepares the food for thought.
Below you can see the display of various projects.
Text: Diana Slabinschi