at the cabada market of la latina madrid, mural artist collective boa mistura reclaimed the beauty of six large domes, using words as weapons and colors as ammunition. the symbolic center needed renovation. thanks to J&B, boamistura, the market is filled with color.

boa mistura COLOR
all images courtesy of martín méndez and boa mistura



the six domes and two main facades (a combined 5,450 m2) were touched with boamistura’s flare for positivity. the highlight of it all: a giant letter to market goers, ‘llena la vida de color.’ in english, that’s, ‘fill your life with color.’

boamistura COLOR



another highlight of these colorful, rolling-hill-rooftops can only be seen from atop the blue dome, at a very precise angle. at just the right position, where hills of waving colors meet and overlap, one of boa mistura’s favorite techniques — anamorphosis — is used. blue, red, orange, yellow, and white combine to form a perfectly aligned word: COLOR. what and where will boamistura color next?

boa mistura COLOR

boa mistura COLOR

boa mistura COLOR

boa mistura COLOR

boa mistura COLOR

boa mistura COLOR



project info:


scale: 5.450 m2 painted. 3.000 kg of paint used.

sponsor: j&b, mercado de la cebada, communicate pr.

boamistura thanks their incredible climbers: hugo, jaime, arne, charlie, vito and mike.
photography: martín méndez and boa mistura

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