Opening tomorrow and running until the 13th of this month, Barcelona XL at Smithfield Gallery (16 West Smithfield, EC1A 9HY, nearest Tube: Farringdon) is the first major UK exhibition to focus solely on the distinctive Barcelona style of graffiti. Artists participating in the show include Debens, Eldone, Eox, Flan, J.Loca, Kenor, Klinisbut, Kram, Maze, M.Wert aka Mike, Mr Kern (Bordeaux), Sendys, Skum and Zosen … a few of whom you may have become acquainted with during Banky’s Cans Festival this past summer.
Barcelona XL engages the viewer with a variety of wonderful colours and an array of various styles which somehow work together in the same gallery space exceedingly well with no one artist or piece overshadowing the others. This is one exhibition you shouldn’t miss.
In addition to the original paintings, a specially commissioned limited and numbered edition (of 25) giclee prints will be available … with prices starting at an affordable £85. For more info about the artists represented in Barcelona XL, visit BCNKUA.com. For more about the Smithfield Gallery, visit its website.
Photography by Chris Osburn