Thursday, February 12, 2015

Exhibition at the Mitte Barcelona Gallery

Yesterday was the inauguration of the "Twisted reality" a collective exhibition of some Urban Sketchers which were invited by Mitte gallery to show the way we draw our reality. This is a great way to share this wonderful joy of drawing on sketchbooks. Little by little, recognition is increasing among people and society and we (Urban Sketchers) are part of this. Now, from my point of view, next step is to show its potential as a communication tool. Most of us have already done it with great artworks as Melanie Reim, Veronica Lawlor, Lapin, Marc Taro, Gabi Campanario, Thomas Thornspecke, Mike Daikubara, Danny Gregory, Simonetta Cappechi,… and many more. Now is time for stories, documentaries, docubooks,… I'm not telling something new but now storytelling is more necessary than ever. Tell stories through drawings better than pictures. Photographers do not get angry with my opinion but thanks to smartphones photography has become massive, we are bombed daily by thousand of photographies and we are overexposed to them. Drawings become icons, photographies has become fast food. Do not get wrong, I really love photography, I do, but now not many photographies are really touching. I feel sorry about that.

If you are interested you can buy my prints at the gallery, they are limited edition or you can ask me to buy one sending an e-mail to: info@swasky.es.

Here they are, the 8 rules.


Getting into the exhibition 

The Open Wall (USk Territory) filled with Urban Sketchers prints. 


Alejandro Santos artwork.




 Joaquin Aragón artwork.



Lluïsot artwork. 



 Lapin artwork.



 Miguel Herranz artwork.



  Cristina Curto artwork.




 Santi Sallés  artwork.



 Swasky artwork. 



2 comments:

  1. Wow. These are a delight to see. Congrats on being in the exhibition! I am intrigued by your comments. Great food for thought. I've become more and more interested in urban sketching, but my ability to draw people is very weak (other than faces). I know more practice will make it better.

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    1. Thank you! Which comments do intrigue you? I'll try to clarify. Of course drawing, music, running,... most of human abilities need a training and sometimes a guidence.

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