Parees Fest is back for 2021 and features four more artists whose work will cover the walls of Oviedo in Spain. Now in its fifth edition the festival has already contributed to 25 murals in the town. A real community led street art festival the work produced will once again link to the history and culture of the area.
Returning once again, Parees Fest also holds the distinction of being one of the only street art festivals to operate during 2020. A further 4 murals were added to the streets of Oviedo despite all the odds of the global pandemic. This year conditions are easier but restrictions are still in place. Artists will be working with Raposu Roxu, a local arts collective to join the artists with the local community.
Artists Taking Part in Parees Fest 2021
Alba Fabre Sacristan (Barcelona, Spain) – instagram
Barcelona based art teacher Alba Fabre Sacristan is a painter and muralist. Interested in the analysis of language and classical art. Her work is often figurative with strength and colour at the centre. Influences from photography and sculpture also can be found in her work. Her mural in Oviedo will be dedicated to the winter masqueades of the Asturias region and the cultural associations that preserve them,
Emily Eldridge (USA) – instagram
Now living in Berlin, Emily Eldridge has worked across the world. A multi-disciplinary artist, she explores her creativity across murals, illustration, graphic design and installation. In Oviedo her mural will be dedicated to the footpath of Santiago de Compostela one of the most famous religious pilgrimages in Europe.
Foni Ardao (Gijon, Spain) – instagram
A pioneer of the skateboarding scene across the Asturia region in the 80’s. Foni Ardao is a self taught artist whose work includes murals, installations, posters and painting. A local to the area Ardao continues the tradition of local muralists whose work has sat at the centre of the Parees Fest. His work will be dedicated to a literary theme related to Oviedo.
Luogo Comune (Bologna, Italy) – instagram
An Italian illustration and muralist Luogo Comune has worked across Italy and Europe. In Oviedo the theme of his mural will be decided by a campaign led by the Department of Citizen Participation. Inspired by the question “What do you think is special about about the city of Oviedo?” Responses will be sent through to the artist and he will use them to choose the content of the mural.
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