A few weeks ago Francisco AKA Art Is Trash found real art in real trash on the streets of Gothic Barcelona. A beautiful oil painting, a landscape, slightly damaged and with some stains.

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Luckily Robert here at Base Elements is a master restorer and managed to refurbish the piece handing it straight back to Francisco to create a unique piece from this reclaimed painting.

Not exactly a blank canvas!

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Inspired by the events in North Dakota Francisco has created a battle scene reversing the fortunes of the protesters at Standing Rock.

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A piece not to be missed!


We’re proud to welcome a new artists to the gallery: D.A.T!

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The street is where D.A.T gets all the required resources for his approach to all the issues that he wishes to depict. A work based on recycled materials, day by day themes and apocalyptic landscapes. Stencils that make people question the world we live in, where it’s going and how we are treated in this society.

We think you’ll love the detail in D.A.T’s stencil work, it’s meticulous and precise.

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Check out some of his murals:

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And of course you have to check out the paintings we have!

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Our man Francisco AKA Art Is Trash is having a solo show in NYC and you need to go.

MATAÚRA

4 November – 6 November
4 November at 19:00 to 6 November at 17:00 in EDT
98 Orchard St, New York City, NY 10002-3106, United States
Stick your name down on the list!

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MATAÚRA is an exhibition of the work of artist Francisco de Pajaro aka Art is Trash. The show will feature artist’s Canvases, Drawings, Etchings, Sculptures, and Trash Installations currently being produced. Exhibition will be accompanied by a private reception with surprise giveaways, starting 7pm on November 4th.

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As an artform, the mural is the oldest creative technique around. Dating back to 30,000BC in the late stone age. Egyptians made some pretty intense murals as recently as 3,150BC. They were as important then as they are now, depicting battle scenes, historical moments, religious beliefs or political/economical struggles. Of course they can also be pure expressions of creative ideas. You can find out more about the history of mulrals here: wikipedia

We decided to collate some of the best and biggest from around the world and will add more as we stumble on them!

Stavanger, Norway

by Ella and Pitr

by Ella and Pitr

Up until recently the worlds biggest mural (on a roof but still classified as a mural, don’t be anal!)

Rio, Barzil

by Eduardo Kobra

by Eduardo Kobra

Probably the coolest part of the Olympics was this mural, now the worlds largest!

Damascus, Syria

Group of artists led by Moaffak Makhoul

Group of artists led by Moaffak Makhoul

World’s largest mural made of recycled materials. A fantastic work of art to help brighten a public space in a city drained by war.

Lugano, Switzerland

by Christian Rebecchi and Pablo Togni

by Christian Rebecchi and Pablo Togni

Cape town, South Africa

by Faith47

by Faith47

Lisbon, Portugal

by Bordallo II

by Bordallo II

Using recycled materials to add a 3D feel.

Bologna, Italy

by Blu

by Blu

Valparaiso, Chile

by INTI

by INTI

Gdynia, Poland

by Etam Cru

by Etam Cru

Lisbon, Portugal

Pixel Pancho and Vhils collaboration

Pixel Pancho and Vhils collaboration

and still in Poland

by Natalia Rak

by Natalia Rak

Ghent, Belgium

by ROA

by ROA

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Milan, Italy

by Millo

by Millo

London, England

by Conor Harrington

by Conor Harrington

Barcelona, Spain

by Xupet and Konair

by Xupet and Konair

Casarano, Italy

by Bosoletti

by Bosoletti

Calabria, Italy

by Art Is Trash

by Art Is Trash

Lisbon, Portugal

Os Gemeos, BLU, Sam3, Ericailcane, Lucy Mclauchlan

Os Gemeos, BLU, Sam3, Ericailcane, Lucy Mclauchlan

Shanghai, China

Seth Globepainter

by Seth Globepainter

Zagreb, Croatia

by Lonac

by Lonac

Irbid, Jordan

Books can take you everywhere by Ruben Sanchez

Books can take you everywhere by Ruben Sanchez

Madrid, Spain

by NemO’s

by NemO’s

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Goes, Netherland

by Super A

by Super A

Eauze, France

by Vinie

by Vinie

Warsaw, Poland

by SEPE

by SEPE

Rabat, Morocco

by JAZ

by JAZ

Maracay, Venezuela

by Koz Dos

by Koz Dos

New York, USA

by BANKSY

by BANKSY

Hope you enjoyed it! Stay tuned for the next retrospective of mind bending murals from around the world.

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You know your local council is pretty cool when (with a nudge from Soem) they commision artists to decorate all the town’s bins. Sounds weird but it’s exactly what they did in Vilassar De Dalt. In their words:

“Art exhibition in the urban Vilassar. BrossArt artistic action is to raise awareness among residents of the maintenance of the village. Containers and bins in Vilassar painted to become objects that can be works of art”.

The name is of the project is Brossart and here’s a recap of this years session.

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Check out some pics stolen taken from Instagram. Check out more #brossart pics on IG

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Artist shown, in no particular order:

PEZ, SOEM, CHAN, ZEMS, SM172, IVANA FLORES, DAVID ABRODOS, NEVENKART, JUSTIN CASE. SUSANA MEDINA, ALBERT FERNANDEZ, MIREIA PUJOL & IORDIE


In case you missed the story; commercial “pop” artist Antonio De Felipe faces an authorship lawsuit. Fumiko Negishi who worked at Antonio’s studio for ten years claims to have painted over 200 canvases signed by Mr De Felipe. You can read more about the case HERE

Antonio is regarded as the Andy Warhol of Spain. His work is highly conceptual and he’s known for turning things like this:

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Into this:

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Antonio De Felipe, who more often than not likes to be photographed in custom paint-stained clothes (sometimes stark fucking naked) next to his masterpieces, has responded by claiming Fumiko is simply uptight for being sacked.

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Antonio De Felipe looking good!

Regardless of the case Mr De Felipe has received a lot of criticism from the creative community, especially from Francisco AKA Art Is Trash. A man who knows a thing or two about rubbish!

In his words:

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Direct translation:

Hello Scoundrels I’m the artist Antonio de Felipe! Yes, the Milli Vanilli Spain’s POP. I stain clothes without painting a picture! I have not painted for 20 years! FUMIKO, a Japanese painter has painted for me because I have no time to do it, that’s riffraff’s work for lowlifes! The ideas are mine. I do things that no one has done in the history of art. I grab an iconic character that has not already been painted! Even the author has not invented it. For example, a Tintin and I put next to it one cow. YES, I AM A GENIUS, and I live in this era together with you! I accept photos and interviews! I sign autographs. I love making money and put it in my ass! I’m famous and have time to go over to the gym. I’m POP! Look how good I am!

And with this critique comes a one-off piece depicting Antonio De Felipe posing in front of his masterpieces with Fumiko Negishi hiding in the background.

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Here is an interview with Fumiko in Spanish


As you know Ivana was at the gallery throughout the month of August for her yearly residency. Most of the time she was working on an insanely HUGE 2×2 metres piece. There is so much detail. So many stories.

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You need to see it in the flesh but if you can’t here’s a visual recap!

@ivanaflores.art huge piece is finally finished! Come check it out #baseelements #ivanaflores #ivanafloresart

A video posted by BaseElements Urban Art Gallery (@baseelements) on


Check out Ivana’s work and hold tight for a new collection