Parees Fest Announce Artists for 5th Edition in 2021

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.

The latest Parees festival will take place between 13 and 17 September 2021

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,

Alba Fabre Sacristan is one of the artists taking part in Parees Fest 2021
Alba Fabre Sacristan
Mural painted in Kosovo from Alba Fabre Sacristan

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.

Emily Eldridge is one of the artists taking part in Parees Fest 2021
Emily Eldridge paints a One-Wall for Urban Nation at Wassertorstraße 63-64, in Berlin during March 2020.
Mural by Emily Eldridge at Talking Walls in Charlotte, North Carolina

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.

Foni Ardao is a local artist to Oviedo taking part in Parees Fest 2021
Foni Ardao painting in his studio
Art by Foni Ardao

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.

Italian artist Luogo Comune will be taking part in Parees Fest
Luogo Comune
Mural by Luogo Comune in Vetralla, Italy

The 5th Edition of Parees Fest will take place in Oviedo between 13-17 September 2021. To find out more about the festival take a look at their website or instagram.

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