Arte de Laura If i have understood anything at all, living as an artist, it is that there is no such thing as THE life of an artist. The differences between one and the other are huge - compare an English farmer to a nun in Zimbabwe. In this blog i'll giv
Today i painted a wall for the movie Volpina, by director Pere Koniec. It was my first time at Les Chimeneies, a free wall at Barcelona. I never painted in that place, because one says that the walls are so popular that sometimes graffiti artists are waiting for a painter to finish, to go over his art work directly after. I think my ego would not be able to cope with that. Also, the paint is too expensive to make something that only lasts the taking of a photo. But Pere had chosen that place for his movie, so there i went. At 8 in the morning, to be able to prepare things before the camera and the actors would come at 10. It is a special place. There are junks, dogs, skaters, the cleaning crew of the municipality, and homeless. Within half an hour i was invited to a free massage by a cocaine user (his words) from Malaga, who has a job in a pastry shop, and whose eyes were a bit sloppy for not having slept all night. Actually i like the place a lot. A few graffiti admirers passed by, as they always do at the free walls. They enjoy their live museums at their own pace and frequency, to make photos which they post or do not post, very contently looking for new tags and illustrations. Really, this graffiti thing is a revolution within the art world. A new kind of art public has emerged, which does not get distracted by conventions of what art should be like and what is supposed to be considered good or bad. On the street there are no curators who impose their opinions. There are just passionate painters doing their thing, frantically trying to improve their craft, friendly and silently competing with each other. And the street art lovers don't pay a penny. At a certain moment there were three cameras at work: One that filmed the skaters, doing their tricks on the ramps and stairs, one that filmed the actors and me, and one making a video clip of girls swinging their round asses about. They had this little dog, that wanted to enter the scene all the time and was then patiently set aside. Next time i reserve a space at les Chimeneies. Loved it.