Oh deary me, yes, it’s been a long time, but moving into a new city, a new flat, finding work etc… it’s actually a lot of work!! In any case, I’m writing a little this morning – ok, it’s midday already, there some uncomfirmed rumours I may have got home at 5 am last night, but alas, just some silly rumours – to tell you about a guy I met during my first weeks in Barna: the adorable Luca Lazzerini and his incredible talent. This guy is one fantastic artist, brought up and trained in sunny Florence, and now blessing Barcelona with his gorgeous craft.
Luca Lazzerini’s work can be seen at lucalazzerini.tumblr.com. These pictures were taken at a recent event promoting local creative talents at Gracia, one of Barcelona’s hippest neighbourhoods.
And through Luca, I’ve met some really lovely and interesting people, including Ibai Echeverria, another artist who works with canvases, fashion and even snowboard “thingys” … errr what’s the word? boards? Forgive my ignorence with winter sports, I really need to expand my horizons with regards to sports, I know. In any case, here are just a few humble iPhone pictures to illustrate Ibai’s work. To see more of Ibai’s work click here.
Yesterday night I had an interesing conversation with Ibai on the subject of art selling. We both agreed that buying a piece of art is still seen as something only “the rich” would do. There needs to be a shift in the business side of art and perhaps a change in us as consumers. May be we should free our walls from mass-produced IKEA canvases and consider spending €100 or €200 on a fantastic piece of original art. Would you do so? Which got me thinking, can we really find decent art at those prices? And how much should art cost, specially during these economically troubled times?
Do let me know what you think and have a wonderful weekend.
Pictures: Fashion Limbo