Monday, November 23, 2009

Textura - Valencia Street Art

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The latest book by MBP ( Mark Batty Publisher) entitled Textura focuses on street art in Valencia, Spain. Valencia is the 3rd largest city in Spain and is about 200 miles from the Montana spray paint headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

"I would say that today Valencia is the Spanish city where the most wall illustration can be found." Writes the author, Luz A. Martin.Textura
Martin gives a great history of the graffiti movement in her hometown of Valencia. She attributes the start of graffiti to be part of the 80s Hip Hop movement that occurred in Spain. Initially, New York was the biggest influence on Spanish graffiti but as graffiti matured, artists developed their own styles.

In addition to her great documentation of Valencia's street art, she interviewed 7 well known street artists of Valencia. We get an understanding of their motivation and get a small glimpse into the world of a graffiti artist in Valencia, Spain.

Stay tuned, we have secured an interview with Ms. Luz A. Martin. Look for it shortly.
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Disclaimer: GraffHead.com was not compensated for this review. However, Mark Batty Publisher was nice enough to provide us with a copy of the book. Mark Batty is an independent publisher with many great titles focusing on street art including Graffiti Japan, Going Postal and Peel: The Art Of The Sticker.

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