El Kenor and the walls

Kenor (1976), graffiti.

Kenor is a Barcelona artist who uses simple shapes and strong colors to create art in many different fields, such as canvas, walls, wood, metal, installations, audiovisual and even clothes.

If Kandinsky, Klee, or Miro were to paint walls they might have breathed some of the same life that Kenor’s work brings. Very powerful use of color, and strong structured line work are the strengths of his work.

As Kenor says, he intended todecorate the dead cities” – he used to search for abandoned, damaged and worn parts of the town that desperately needed reanimation and resuscitation. He became a sort of spokesperson against the greyification of Barcelona, and against the new laws which have come to repress so much of the cities previously active street-life.


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