WHAT IS SURVIBE?
IS A 45 DAYS JOURNEY, AN EXPERIENCE, A PAINTING TRIP THROUGHOUT THE US. TWO PAINTERS AND A PHOTOGRAPHER, JOAN, ALBERTO Y ELLIOT.
IS MORE THAN 4139 MILES PAINTING ROAD-TRIP, A HAND DRAWN ROUTE THAT CROSSES HALF OF THE US, FROM TEXAS TO NEW YORK.
THIS IS A LIVING DOCUMENTARY WHERE THIS THREE SOULS WILL GET TO KNOW AS MANY PEOPLE AND PLACES AS POSSIBLE. PAINTING HUGE WALLS, DOING POP UP EXHIBITIONS, MAKING ART COLLABORATIONS AND CREATING 360º OF PHOTOGRAPHIC AND VIDEO CONTENT 24/7.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS, IS NOT ONLY CONNECTING WITH THE STREET ART COMMUNITY AND ITS TEMPLES, BUT ALSO EXPLORING NEW PLACES AND GETTING LOST ALONG THE ROUTE. DISCOVERING UNCHARTED GROUNDS, JUMPING INTO ABANDONED BUILDINGS AND WHEREVER ELSE THE WHEELS BRING THEM.
“IT’S THE JOURNEY, NOT THE DESTINATION”
THE ROAD TRIP - TOUR STATIONS
CALENDAR OF ACTION
|PARTNER:||OUTER SPACE PROJECT|
|ACTION:||MURAL PAINTING AND POP UP SHOW*|
|*EXHIBITION ABV GALLERY OPENING 24TH JUNE|
|PARTNER:||SPAIN ARTS AND CULTURE / SPANISH EMBASSY WASHINGTON|
WHO WE ARE
Joan Tarragó is a Barcelona based artist. His career started 12 years ago when he moved to Athens for a school internship. Since then he has become a modern nomad of everyday life, always on the move between Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, Biarritz, NY, Richmond, Miami, Thailand, Bulgaria, Gambia, Copenhagen, etc... He is on an interdisciplinary journey between painting and printing in two-and three-dimensional. He believes illustration is no longer bound by the flat format, but very often inspects and develops space. With his projects he tries to build bridges between art and design, where illustration, painting, street & communication all play an important role. Joan llustrates his fantastic animal world and characters, holy scenarios filled with symbolism and curious lines and textures. A ritual atmosphere ready to melt with typography and endless traces of organic lines. He currently lives in Barcelona and keeps spreading his world through his studio taking part in Street Art festivals, preparing new exhibitions and collaborating with brands and non corporate organizations.
Quick mind and precise touch, an intimate relationship open to everybody where profound instinct converts into creation. The neighbourhoods of Prosperidad and Vallecas in Madrid, the first to have the walls of Sabek. Self taught and impulsive, everything evolves in a natural way. This perpetual dialogue between the alter ego and the world almost converts to a never ending couple's game, an attitude, an addiction, a lifestyle. The letters change into shapes and the walls into media, thanks to a great creative wave generating a unique form of expression along them. The animals of Sabek are the axle around which the works, in a very aggressive way and with deep rooted values, reflect the place to which they have been relegated as mere resources, denouncing these human needs to control and domesticate the savagery until its essence is dispossessed. Savek configures an animal pantheon full of force, intensity and bravery, and these are the supreme gods and their alliances. The darkness of his forms takes us into a eulogy of these shades that don't shine as they should but still latent and full of force and intensity. In reality his works are unmistakable, embdied throughout the world. We can find it in Asia, the USA, New Zealand and Europe thanks to his participation in festivals and events where thenew disciplined urban artists have their creative axles.
Elliot Alcalde was born and bred in león spain. inquisitive for the art world, the image and music. deeply involved in photography, he starts his studies in the art centre of talavera de la reina (spain) on autoediting and graphic publicity, developing and completing his artistic education with a diploma in artistic photography in wales (uk), at newport university, thanks to a scholarship. in 2011, he studied a master in contemporary photography in the lens school, and there they created “colectivo 13”, producing a collective publication through crowdfunding. He established in talavera, during 3 years, his own studio and gallery, blo lab. nowadays he works on a freelance basis on product photography and colour management, as well as video production for different businesses. amongst his clients he has worked for, Talavera and madrid town halls, vodafone, coronita, estrella, Centro Cerámico Talavera, etc.
PARTNERS & COLLABORATORS
All brands have a path and a record in history, as well as an appellation of origin which guarantees its authenticity. Ours began 23 years ago in Barcelona, at a time when, after the launch of our first spray product, the word spread across Europe, and writers and artists from France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy began to arrive to fill their car trunks with Montana and bring it back to their countries.
lamono es un proyecto con una visión de 360º gracias a su carácter multiplataforma, compuesta por proyectos que se nutren constantemente. Somos revista bimensual, web con contenidos diarios, canales sociales, agencia creativa y agitadores culturales. El denominador común de todos los proyectos que conforman nuestra marca es producir un contenido enfocado en arte, fotografía, y la cultura de los boardsports (skate y surf), que son el reflejo de las inquietudes inspiraciones de nuestros lectores.
The iazzu team has developed the first application that combines browsing art with Augmented Reality, allowing art enthusiasts to visualize how artworks will look in their home or office space. The core of the iazzu AR experience is the enhanced edge detection system, which ensures iazzu always displays the artwork at the right angle and in the right size and color. Find original works of art by Sabek and Joan Tarragó exclusively on iazzu.com or the iOS app.
SPAIN ARTS AND CULTURE
SPAIN arts & culture aims to promote Spanish culture in the U.S. through fruitful cultural exchanges among institutions and artists, fostering positive bilateral relations between our two countries. Among its objectives, the program enhances shared knowledge on the cultural and creative industries and facilitates professional opportunities for artists, drawing on our common Hispanic heritage.
Swinton Gallery, is conceived as a meeting point for artists working on different disciplines who develop the most radical and new codes. More than 200sqm. In a singular space divided into two rooms which are suitable for different uses and artistic projects: from street art to illustration, photography and focused in both national and international markets.