Urvanity Art 2020

By Emma Regolini

February 21st , 2020

Urvanity Art Fair is back for 2020! Living up to its incredible legacy, this year’s has an impressive line up of artists from around the world!

The event brings together creatives from urban, street art, graffiti spheres. In its fourth rotation, Urvanity has become a meeting point for collectors, artists and likeminded individuals to collectively celebrate contemporary art.

Artist: D*Face

Sergio Sancho, the founder of the Madrid based festival says that ‘Urvanity’ began with his passion for art and his mission to increase visibility for artists from non-traditional backgrounds who are breaking boundaries, literally and figuratively. 

Artist: Artez

Known for being Spain’s birthplace for artistic movements, Madrid has a rich artistic history to celebrate, from graffiti to lowbrow, neo-pop and urban contemporary influences. This year Urvanity will spread across 30 galleries showcasing more than 90 artists from around the world.

Artist: Martin Gordopelota

This year the art event will place an emphasis on the presence of international galleries partaking including Le Feuvre & Roze (France), MAGMA (Italy), PADRE Gallery (United States), Pantocrator Gallery (China) and Artrust (Switzerland), which will present works by the inimitable, Banksy.

Artist: Cranio

The event program will not only include an incredible showcase of artworks from a range of disciplines but also a series of panel discussions debating topics surrounding the concept of new contemporary art.

Artist: Cayetena H. Cuyás

With an impressive line-up of galleries and artists, Urvanity, for it’s fourth consecutive year continues to establish itself as a key player in the art fair circuit and a gathering place for some of the best and up-and-coming creative minds.

Artist: Sergio Mora

Urvanity 2020 will present an exciting program filled with activities, talks and round table discussions. Global Street Art has been invited present an insightful talk about ‘Walls and words.’  The talk will explore the power of social media and communication tools in expanding the world of urban and contemporary art! We are excited to support Urvanity in 2020 and beyond! Let the art fair begin!

Artist: PECA

Adapting street art in the digital age with INSA

By Emma Regolini

February 14th , 2020

Bristol born artist INSA has a rich history of creative projects before hitting the sweet spot with his iconic Gif-iti style of work, which he is best known for today. Before focusing on his labour-intensive animated murals, INSA has designed signature collections with Kangol and Kid Robot as well as private commissions for clients including Nike and Sony.

Today, INSA’s work is accessible around the world thanks to the internet. Upon reflecting about how his work is consumed online, including reduced pixels and low quality image resolutions, INSA decided to convert his murals into gif animations, best enjoyed online.

The process behind his hypnotising motion graphics involves re-working, re-painting and re-photographing layers of a mural and then converting them into a looped animation. The layers build colours, shapes, geometrics and dimension compositions, which allows a full story to unfold when the final animation is completed.

INSA’s murals align perfectly with the tumblr, tik-tok and instagram generations of the current digital age.

While his work is carried out in the physical world, his art can only be enjoyed through digital means. Through his augmented-reality ‘Gif-iti-‘ app, INSA makes it accessible to “experience the work firsthand through different viewing platforms.” Unlike other detailed and large scale murals that are best viewed IRL, INSA flips the coin, allowing anyone around the world to enjoy his work at any time.

What could be considered, one of his most impressive pieces to date is his collaboration with Ballantine on a satellite scale floor mural covering 57,515 square metres. With a team of 20 and a satellite 431 miles above the earth, INSA wanted to create the world’s largest GIF. Inspired by his trademark ‘Looking For Love’ design, the team worked to get the floor piece completed over four days in Rio de Janeiro in 2015.