MOMO is probably the most underrated American street artist. Always years ahead of the scene, he is known as the key figure in the introduction of abstraction as a standard language.
In his abstract approaches of the mid-2000’s MOMO found that sweet spot between accessibility and depth of reading only the most relevant street art projects hit. Yet the work came too early and found scarce public.
Over the years, awareness and appreciation of his figure has consistently grown, and he has progressively focused on ever-more sophisticated studio and mural work.
In our meeting with MOMO we will look into his practice and discover surprising, unpublished work from two decades ago. Javier Abarca has worked with MOMO in books and exhibitions since 2010.
Eltono was one of the earliest instigators of today’s street art, and has become a key figure for understanding the transition to murals and galleries. Through two decades of work he patiently built his own audience, and his contributions towards the maturation of the practice are difficult to overestimate.
In our meeting with Eltono we will look into his lesser-known foundational work, and learn about the concepts he works with today. Javier Abarca has had privileged access to Eltono’s processes since the late 90’s, and has worked with him as a curator in groundbreaking museum exhibitions.
Entender el Arte Urbano es un curso online de cuatro semanas que ofrece una exploración detallada del arte urbano, desde las intervenciones más humildes hasta los grandes murales. Estudia su historia en profundidad, disecciona sus mecanismos como práctica artística, y plantea un incisivo análisis crítico de su dimensión política.
Profesor: Javier Abarca
Artistas invitados: 3ttman (FR) y SpY (ES)
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