OKRABELO



OKRABELO

Spain | B. 1984

In his boldly colored paintings, Okrabelo uses the contrasting elements of fine art and street art to translate the three-dimensional reality of everyday life into his dynamic works. Drawing inspiration from urban life, his subjects span from the latest fashion ‘it’ item to roadside wildflowers. With a background in street art, his works not only retained the visual elements and techniques of the genre, but he also brought the defiant spirit of graffiti to his studio works. The signature 'drip spray paint' motif brings a sense of eruption to the otherwise calm composition; the intense coloration of his canvas creates a vivid visual diversion from the stillness of the depicted subjects. The artist rebelliously questions the inherent beauty standard in the art history canon.

Okrabelo was born in 1984 in Barcelona. He graduated from Escola del Treball de Barcelona and worked as a graphic designer while developing a career as a street artist. He now lives and shares a studio with his partner, artist Laura Mas also known as Okokume in Barcelona.

Okrabelo
Future Nature


12 Dec 2020 - 17 Jan 2021
Area 36
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Here and Now

11 Sep - 4 Oct 2020
JPS Art Gallery (HONG KONG)
Landmark Atrium, Central, Hong Kong

Unwrapped

11 Jan - 10 Feb 2020
Area 36
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan