For it took a fellow countryman to embrace the genius of cross-genre sculpture, and bring his own unique style to the streets of N15.
Born in 1970, Francisco de Pájaro studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Merida, Spain. And continues to focus his temporary installations, primarily around the streets of Barcelona, under the alter ego of "ART IS TRA$H". The message is a clear one - asking the viewer to question that which we abandon as worthless; our consumer lifestyles leaving a very public display of urban excess.
He works rapidly, fashioning site-specific artworks, from this everyday city detritus; Pájaro's chosen raw materials freely available, wherever he travels. Picasso's cubist influence forms a visually-strong homage within the street art that Pájaro leaves in his wake. Such engaging, figurative, and openly ephemeral contrivances were strewn streetward, with the Spaniard's recent trip to London (where he evidently found much waste material with which to play).
I like Harringay my home today
— Francisco de Pájaro (@elarteesbasura) June 8, 2013
From Las Ramblas to Langham Road. Our place within the global street art gallery continues...