One again we managed to take art out of the four walls that host our fair at the COAM to turn Madrid into an open-air canvas soaking creativity. Emblematic murals created by national and international number one artists, and supported by the Madrid City Council and in partnership with Montó Pinturas, to make our city a happier place. You'll get used to walking around looking up... You never know where our next mural might be.
Welcome to the Montó-Urvanity Walls Program 2021!
About Helen Bur
Helen Bur, a British international artist based in London, is an expert urban muralist whose large-scale public interventions evoke social themes always related to the contemporary history of the place where they are located.
She has participated in numerous international urban art festivals. Her work stands out for a realistic and captivating style full of textures and expressiveness. Her figures, often depicted in motion and captured in action, have the power to create an instant bond with the viewer. She also has works on canvas, created in the temporary workshops in which she sets up between trips, also dealing with issues related to contemporary social narrative.
About Case Maclaim
Until Case Maclaim got involved, street art was characterized by a rather cartoonish style with a predilection for typography. At the end of the 20th century, the German artist put a surprising end to this trend with his Maclaim Crew. Considered the godfather of photorealistic street art, he managed to blur the border between graffiti and painting; his works ooze movement through the depiction of hands - a key element of his work.
He began painting in 1995 and since then his artistic production has reached the streets of more than 20 countries, leaving his mark with his hand paintings. His works convey a strong visual message of movement and unity through superimpositions of hands in different positions; this movement is not only intended to be the representation of the physical movement of the body, but also of political and social action.
About Jorge Rodríguez - Gerada
Rodriguez-Gerada’s portraits, performed as murals or as terrestrial interventions that can be seen from space, more than the artist’s mark, reflect other people’s imprints. They are part of a memory that refuses to solely be a passing signal.
Although it has always been based in cities, urban art hasn’t always belonged to the citizens. Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada has changed this and has given it a new condition. He has achieved this because his work is not made solely for “urbanites.” Above all, it is truly aimed at the citizenship that is forced to live, and above all, forced to transform the beast that is the City in the 21st century.
Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada has his own singular space in contemporary art. From his arrival in the nineties with Culture Jamming to his recent Terrestrial Series, his has been a “lateral” road, branded by his constant going against the flow. His work hasn’t left behind the classical arguments of the urban art practice, but he has moved away from some of its most common mistakes: the egotistical excess of graffiti, the loudness and the invasive aesthetics, to move into a calmer and more reflective space.