okuda san miguel + filipe pantone give ushuaïa ibiza beach hotel a florid facelift
 

okuda san miguel + filipe pantone give ushuaïa ibiza beach hotel a florid facelift

 

a mystical, galaxy-eyed visage peers out from the face of the ushuaïa ibiza beach hotel. surrounded by geometric shapes, the face — a joint effort between artists felipe pantone & okuda san miguel — slowly melts into a sequence of vibrant rainbows and is eventually reduced to a series of striking black and white lines. the piece wraps itself around the main extension of the hotel’s façade and marks the first of a series of large-scale street art installations commissioned by energy drink ‘burn’.

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the piece wraps itself around the hotel’s façade and marks the first of a series of large-scale art installations

 

 

the mural is part of a larger campaign of street art interventions entitled ‘wallburners’, produced by street art gallery ink and movement to celebrate the rebranding of the popular beverage. begun by felipe pantone and okuda san miguel, the two artists will in turn invite further contribution from muralists and graffiti artists of their choice, creating a pass-the-parcel like tapestry of permanent artworks that completely envelop the face of the ushuaïa ibiza beach hotel. best know for organizing EDM and dance events, burn is presenting the ongoing artwork alongside a program of concerts and music sets headed by a selection of top DJs and producers. 
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the mural is part of a larger campaign entitled ‘wallburners’

 

 

the face that makes up the center of the piece is undeniably the work of san miguel. the artist’s iconic, looming creations are instantly recognizable for their geometric shapes and brilliant, multicolored palettes, but are most notable for the strange maturity that always lies beneath. behind the colorful exterior, san miguel’s creations are eerily sentient, hiding some disconcerting cosmic wisdom that they always seem just on the brink of imparting — should you stare at them long enough. felipe pantone is responsible for the glitchy interventions, the strong black lines and vibrant swerves that undercut the piece. if san miguel’s colors are playful, pantone’s are jarringly futuristic. using harsh contrast and strange perspectives, pantone skillfully skews the viewer’s gaze, bombarding them with psychedelic shapes and patterns that refuse the eye a solid purchase.

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the face that makes up the center of the piece is undeniably the work of san miguel

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the artwork is being presented alongside a program of concerts and music sets

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san miguel’s looming creations are instantly recognizable for their geometric shapes and multicolored palettes

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felipe pantone is responsible for the glitchy interventions and strong black lines that undercut the piece

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san miguel’s creations are eerily sentient

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the piece is part of a campaign to celebrate burn’s rebranding

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pantone skillfully skews the viewer’s gaze, bombarding them with patterns that refuse the eye solid purchase

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the two artists will in turn invite further contribution from muralists and graffiti artists of their choice

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the energy drink is best know for organizing EDM and dance events

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