The infamous Space Invader recently made his way out to Toulouse where he got down on a number of new street invasions. Using the nickname of the French town the “Pink City” (due to its pink terracotta architecture), as inspiration, the infamous mosaic interventionist put up a number of pink pieces.
A creative catalan designer and artist born in Barcelona, Javi de Riba has worked at various agencies and studios in the role of Art Director. In a new series entitled “Floors” the Spanish artist paints mosaic inspired street art work on the ground in and around abandoned spaces adding splashes of colour to the derelict areas.
Lady Be creates contemporary mosaics, icons and famous portraits entirely composed of objects that have lost their original function, simply becoming “colors”. Each work has the power to awake memories connected to each object, when you see it closely, and to be perfectly recognizable from far. Moving away from the painting, in fact, the initial confusion caused by the view of an apparently meaningless assemblage becomes astonishment. The subject takes a form and you feel proud of recognizing the face as a whole. The work has a photographic look, its depth emerges clearly with lights and shadows, as well as the memories connected to the subject.