Creator: D*Face

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Creator: D*Face

Date Created: 2013-11

Location Created: Navalón Street, Málaga

Type: Mural Painting

Program: MAUS (Malaga Arte Urbano SoHo)

D*Face: Crafting Urban Chronicles with a Brush and Boldness

The Untitled Marvel: “Cerrado por Malagueña”

DFace, the visionary urban artist from the United Kingdom, left an indelible mark on the streets of Malaga with the creation of the untitled mural, famously known as “Cerrado por Malagueña.” Executed in November 2013, this mural stands as a testament to DFace’s ability to weave narratives with a spray can and evoke contemplation in the viewer.

Master of Many Techniques: D*Face’s Artistic Repertoire

DFace, a luminary in contemporary urban art, is celebrated for his mastery of diverse techniques. His art is not just a visual feast; it’s a call to the audience to transcend casual observation and delve into the intricate details of the urban tapestry. Through his work, DFace urges viewers to “look closely,” inviting them to reevaluate the symbols and icons that saturate our daily lives.

Decoding Symbols: A Critique of Culture and Consumerism

At the heart of DFace’s artistic philosophy is a profound critique of fame, consumerism, and the cultural constructs that define modern society. Through his murals, he challenges the conventional notions of consumerist aesthetics, probing into the strange fascination humanity has developed with these symbols. DFace’s work serves as a mirror reflecting the intricate dance between fame, money, advertising, and cultural figures.

D*Face’s Gallery: Pioneering Urban Art Market

Beyond the streets, DFace is a driving force in the urban art market. In 2005, he opened the doors of “StolenSpace,” his gallery in London. Collaborating with the renowned Lazarides gallery, DFace’s galleries have become pivotal hubs for the urban art movement. These spaces are not just venues for exhibitions; they are platforms amplifying the voices of emerging and established artists in the ever-evolving landscape of urban art.

“Cerrado por Malagueña”: A Mural Beyond Walls

As Navalón Street in Malaga witnessed the birth of “Cerrado por Malagueña,” DFace’s mural transcended its physical boundaries. It became a dialogue between the artist, the audience, and the cityscape, echoing DFace’s call to closely examine the intricate narratives woven into the urban fabric.

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