Okrabelo : Future Nature

 

Okrabelo
Future Nature

Open to public:
12 December 2020 - 17 January 2021 (11am - 6pm)

Venue :
JPS Area 36, 1-9-6 Jingumae,
Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
〒150-0001 東京都渋谷区神宮前1-9-6

 

The works presented in this exhibition starts with my ever-growing fascination with nature and the future of our planet. Nature witnessed the changes in our society and adapted into the urban environment that we live in today. The flexibility and resilience of the plants and flowers that surround us reminded me that there is something to be learned from them. After all, all great artists had studied nature, and if we stop and carefully observe, they might be the greatest teachers of life.

I try to create a dialogue between the creation of nature and objects without any human representation. Reimagine a world, perhaps in a not-too-distant future, where only plants, flowers and everyday objects remain on our planet.

 



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.