This Friday, on November 3rd, Valencia based gallery PlasticMurs, will be hosting LUGARES COMUNES, a collective exhibition with AARON DUVAL, IÑIGO SESMA, JOSE LUIS CEÑA, MIKEL DEL RIO and SEBAS VELASCO.

LUGARES COMUNES presents a selections of paintings representing a new wave within Urban Realism, a style that could remind us of traditional American Realism in the early 20th century with a focus on everyday activities of ordinary people.
When looking at this new body of work it is easy to be caught by the magic and closeness of the work of Aaron Duval and Sebas Velasco, characterised by evocative scenes where subjects appear as in twilight, a veil of light, or in the absence of direct light. Much of the same can be said of Mikel del Rio whose work uses the same kind of photographic reference in all its variants, providing the artist with the option of studying each element and deepening in its details.

Aaron Duval – Balloon

Mikel Del Rio – S/T (2)

Iñigo Sesma – Kuhinja

Iñigo Sesma‘s paintings who focuses on his social and historical context, and makes use of analog and digital photographs, movies, cinema and its frames, television, Internet to give shape to work. Lastly we have the work of Jose Luis Ceña focusing on beautiful portraits that intend to illustrate the joy of life or the strangeness of dreams and the absurd making use of a delicate and bright chromatic palette like no others.

Jose Luis Ceña ‘Twins’

Lugares Comunes opens this Friday November 3 and will run through December 7 at the gallery located on calle Denia 45, Valencia, Spain.




Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.