Gigantic Portrait Art on Buildings and Landscape
The majority of the images included in this post are from an art series entitled “Identity” by Jorge Rodriguez Gerada.
See also: “A Sand Portrait of Obama.”
Top: Photo © Manel O. C..
Notes about the artist (written by F. Javier Briongos Ibanez, from NYArts, retrieved from Gerada’s website):
Rodriguez-Gerada creates portraits in charcoal of people-until now anonymous-which scale the walls of buildings in our cities in a format that we can begin to describe as gigantic. They are gigantically defying, proud and dignified, more social than political. But let us not be mistaken, the art piece is not the charcoal drawing. The artistic process begins with the search for the city, the building, and most importantly the person to be depicted. This person must have a sense of belonging to the city that hosts the artwork, and must accept being converted into a monumental hero (like those of modernity described and defended by Baudelaire.) Rodriguez-Gerada’s protagonists become Goliaths confronting the powerful King Davids of politics and advertising. They reclaim the public spaces that have been snatched from our hands by advertisers anxious to sell us perfect men and women, and politicians, who against all the evidence, want to convince us that they are perfect.
Photo © La Escocesa.
Top and bottom: Photos © Jorge Rodriguez Gerada.
Photo © Mariohl Medina.
Top and bottom: Part of an ongoing art project entitled “Expectation.”
“Gal·la was chosen as the model for the creation of this monumental art installation.
Delta del Ebro — Citizens from the Delta del Ebro region joined renowned urban-artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada to form a giant representation of the face of a young girl who wishes to see the Delta survive the threat of climate change.” Photos © 350.org.
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