Multicoloured geometric patterns, organic shapes and anonymous grey figures inhabit Okuda San Miguel’s striking creations, reflections on the contradictions and incoherencies of contemporary culture.
Okuda started out as a graffiti artist, painting railway sidings and abandoned factories in his home town of Santander, Spain, before moving to Madrid in 2000, where he completed a BFA at Complutense University. His wall murals can now be viewed across the globe, from the USA, Norway or Japan to Chile, Mexico and India.
The artist’s paintings and installations have appeared in numerous group shows, including the International Graffiti Biennale in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Conde Duque Museum, Madrid and the Altamira Museum, Cantabria, while solo exhibitions of his work have been held in Spain and Portugal.
Bright, dynamic and direct, Okuda’s arresting visual language transforms space and raises profound questions about modernity and existence. As the artist explains, this is “pop surrealism with the essence of the street.”