Journal of a gadabout (1). by. Dr. A. Remesar
I was preparing my lecture on “New Urban Decorum” the which I had to deliver in Lodz, at the 1st International Symposium “Aesthetic Energy of the City” in September 2014. Was when I discovered the work of a street artist, unknown to me at the moment, and that later I would know is called “Latas (Cans)“. Obvious cans are the basis of his – I don’t know if to say her, but I will continue to say his – work .
I came to being focused on the work by Clet Abraham in Barcelona, and the discovery was most enjoyable.
The first feeling I got, following his work somewhat random, was that “Latas” translated into street art space, truisms that Jenny Holzer and Barbara Kruger had given artistic status in the late 1970s. A truism is a claim that is so obvious or self-evident as to hardly be worth mentioning, except as a reminder. It can also be a saying about people or an accepted truth about life in general.
But as I discovered more jobs “Latas” I appreciated his work can be divided into several sections
Barcelona and the Raval in the Ciutat Vella district
Latas work has interest in working volumetrics from “object trouvée”, soda and beer cans. He made the colour proposal starting in the message he wants to convey and eventually develops a hand made typographical work.
In short, an attractive and appealing work placed on the vertical plane in the walls of the city center, especially in the corners.