Okuda San Miguel
Born November 19, 1980 in Santander and based in Madrid since 2000, Okuda San Miguel earned his BFA from the Complutense University of Madrid. Since 1997, San Miguel has been adorning railroads and abandoned factories in his hometown with colorful artworks, which are now recognizable fixtures in the community. Parallel to his work in the street, Okuda also started producing more intimate works in his studio, which has evolved into a more personal project.
The multicolored geometric structures and patterns are joined with gray bodies and organic forms in artistic pieces that could be categorized as Pop Surrealism with a clear street art influence. His works often raise contradictions about existentialism, the Universe, the infinite, the meaning of life, and the false freedom of capitalism, showing a clear conflict between modernity and our roots; ultimately, between man and our predecessors.
In his work, multicolored geometric architectures blend with organic shapes, bodies without identity, headless animals, and other symbols that encourage reflection and create a unique, iconographic language.
His works can be seen in streets and galleries around the world: India, Mali, Mozambique, United States, Japan, Chile, Brazil, Peru, South Africa, Mexico and the European continent among others.