- Truck Art Project, “on the road” Street Art
There is no photo-shopping involved here - these brightly coloured trucks really exist, they're actual canvases on wheels that carry the message of the respective artists onto the Spanish roads. The Truck Art Project is a Spanish initiative dedicated to “art on the move”.
A cultural project presented in late February at the Madrid's major contemporary art fair, ARCO 2016, which turns the anonymous surfaces of trucks and vans into canvases for the main players of the contemporary art scene in Spain. So we get names like Suso 33, Javier Arce, Javier Calleja, Chiqui Carabante, Abraham Lacalle, Nacho Mastretta, Daniel Muñoz and Okuda San Miguel (famous for his artwork in unusual places, like the deconsecrated church turned into a skate park).
Then there will be others including Carlos Aires, Kepa Garraza, Celia Macías, Felipe Pantone, Sixe Paredes and Matías Sánchez, because this is a long-term initiative. The plan is to decorate 100 trucks of the Palibex road transport company, managed by the Madrid gallery, Ink and Movement Iam which curates the key exponents of Spanish street art, to establish a joint creative project.
Truck Art Project is generating a real fleet of art trucks as ambassadors of one of the most beloved art forms of the moment - Street Art - enabling the artists involved to exploit a tangible network - their country's roads - to get their message out everywhere, beyond the Web.
Truck Art Project
with the support of Palibex (www.palibex.com) e gestitdo da iam (Ink and Movement) (www.iamgallerymadrid.com)
Immagini: courtesy of iam