PARALLEL UNIVERSES MURAL
Arnau Gallery, Plaça Raquel Meller, Paral·lel Avenue, Barcelona, Spain
The wall was painted with Fran Gimenez aka Puke (Pu-ke) a renowned graffiti artist from Barcelona and my boyfriend Roman in front of the old Arnau Theatre. ‘Parallel Universes’ was created for Arnau Gallery (15th edition), an open art space initiated by Antoine Careil, curated by Street Art Barcelona and sponsored by Montana Colors. Arnau Gallery is a project aiming to promote in a new way contemporary urban art in Barcelona.
The idea was to bring more attention to the Theatre, portrayed as a sleeping woman in the centre of the project. Her burgundy red hair are in fact a curtain releasing a dream scene. Mechanical cancan, a symbol of modernity, enter the stage in the spotlight. Soft feathers are falling down, sheared lines are passing through the wall, pendulum has stopped moving, maybe it’s a night or a day scene. All this gives the impression that time has ceased to exist for a moment. The apple in the man’s head plays an important role, a temptation, so often desired by many people, however the pierrot looking in opposite direction seems to be not interested in it.
Various techniques were used to make this wall. We combined spray paint, brush strokes, markers, tape, heavy medium, glossy varnish and we glued spray caps to the wall.