Reskate brings pop culture and signboards to the Rexenera Fest

Jul 10, 2020 | Arte urbano, Rexenera Fest

Popular culture, original posters and the influence of graphic design are the hallmarks of this group based in Barcelona

Reskate is an artistic group formed by María López and Javier de Riba, visual artists from Donostia and Barcelona respectively. Her studio workshop is located in the Sants neighborhood of Barcelona. They started working together creating Reskateboarding, a project that arose to bring back to life abandoned skateboards by painting and restoring them.

From 2011 to 2014 they curated, produced and organized exhibitions across Europe until they decided to establish their art studio with the same name: Reskate Studio. As an artistic group, they question their style in each project, firmly believing that the aesthetics, techniques and materials used should never be thoughtless or free; rather, they must exist solely as a container to convey and amplify the underlying message of the work.

Conection with popular culture

They are influenced by classic signboard painting, popular culture, and graphic design. His work includes murals, illustrations, exhibitions, and installations. In their murals, they present works that connect with the space that surrounds them, representing stories and events of the local culture.

In fact, the murals inspired by old posters are part of the initiative Reaction project, in which they reflect on the use of public space as a social network. Through a retro-advertising style, they present a message free of any product to claim the public space as a means of expression to improve society collectively.

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