SpY is an artist from Madrid. His first urban performances began in the mid-1980s. Once established as a leading figure in the graffiti scene, he began to explore other forms of artistic communication in the street. His work consists of taking over urban elements by means of transformation or replica, commentary on urban reality, and interference in communicative codes. Most of his work stems from observation of the city, and an appreciation of its components not as inert elements, but as a palette of materials overflowing with possibilities. His careful attention to the context of each piece, and a constructive, not invasive, attitude unmistakably characterize his performances. SpY’s pieces want to be a parenthesis in the automated inertia of the urbanite. They are pinches of intention that are hidden in a corner for those who want to let themselves be surprised. Filled with equal parts of irony and positive humor, they appear to make the passerby smile, incite reflection, and to favor an enlightened conscience.
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