A larger wall is sought, the new Octavi Serra Mural for Urbano Contorno in Barcelona. The artist Octavi Serra, reflects with his last mural on the inexhaustible desire to cover everything. And how that idea consumes us. The last mural of the 12 + 1 Barcelona 2019 project, will now give way to a collective exhibition that will bring together all the artists who have been successful in the project throughout the year.
The work of the Octavi Serra, designer and photographer from Girona, focuses on capturing the irony, truisms and frustrations of modern life. Optical illusions and waste products are presented in public spaces and then photographed as part of an attractive philosophical series.
The work of the Spanish artist is a sign of our times and a reaction to dissatisfaction with the current social landscape. Serra builds conceptual facilities that make fun of today’s culture and seriously question the status quo: each image portrays a message about some kind of sociopolitical problem. Whether surveillance, greed, corruption, environmental destruction, selfishness, technology…
Insufficient is the title of this work. In an explicit way and playing typographically with support, we want to represent greed and constant dissatisfaction with the circumstances of each moment. This feeling of never being completely satisfied even though the reason argues that we should be. This desire to always have more, which make the road impossible to enjoy.
The mural is part of the 12 + 1 project of Barcelona, this, the last mural of the first edition of the project in Barcelona. It will be available in the Eixample district until September 12. In the Civic Center Cotxeres Borrell. In the Civic Center Cotxeres Borrell. This concludes this year’s edition, but not before creating a meeting space for all these artists in a collective exhibition. Here works by all the artists who have participated in the edition of the 12 + 1 2019 Barcelona project will be shown.
“Contemporary urban art show at the Cotxeres Borrell civic center” will feature artists: Jay Bisual, Ivan Floro, Margalef, Anna Taratiel, Nuria Toll, Flavita Banana, Cristina Lina, Degon, Mr. Sis, Cristina Daura, Laia and Octavi Serra.