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El Xupet Negre

El Xupet Negre

Spain - barcelona

Biography

Born in 1969, EL XUPET NEGRE aka the Black Pacifier is one of the most iconic graffiti artists from Barcelona. He started painting the streets with a marker in 1987 and with aerosol in 1989. After filling up Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain with his art, he traveled through Europe and America to decorate the streets with his logo.

He is the precursor of the Logo-Art movement and its most relevant figures. Active in the Graffiti scene from its beginning in Europe, he has become a key stone of the Street Art movement. He is influenced by Pop Art, the graffiti of the urban authors, the advertising and graphic design culture, as well as the street signal language and the history of art.

The artist is used to painting a design, an icon or a character in a reiterated way which acts as a logotype. According to the artist, his logo-art is the most effective way to be recognized by his audience: the people walking on the street. He uses his logo to bring color to walls and into people's minds as well as to spread socially conscious messages.

He has collaborated with skates brands as well as sneakers, aerosol and art marker brands. His work has been exhibited in some of the most important galleries in the scene, in cities like Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, San Juan (Costa Rica), Los Angeles and Miami, among others.

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