Inner Landscapes II
Group Show at Guzzo Club with Peca's Portrait

After the Symbiosis solo show at Guzzo, I was invited by the people of Subagora again to take part in a collective exhibition called Inner Landscapes II (man, I love these guys :) They organize an Inner Landscapes group show every year with different artists, this was the second one.

Each artist was asked to bring only one piece, I chose Peca's portrait because I love her picture on the terrace with all her plants and toys, and because she was one of the other artists taking part in the show. It also matched the Inner Landscapes theme, it shows a vegetable landscape containing the inner world of the artist. Peca has a lot of inner world in her works, you can see the whole universe in her paintings :)

The opening party was great, and something fantastic happened. We were having some drinks together and chilling as usual when someone we didn't expect arrived. I turned around and Martha Cooper was there! She had been invited to Barcelona to give a lecture at the Open Walls festival with Terror161 and they decided to come see the show. I had already met Martha at Bloop Festival in Ibiza some years ago, when we took this picture, but having her at this event was an honour for me.

When we were kids and the Hip Hop movement was just starting in Spain, her books (and also Herny Chalfant's books) were like the bible for us. We looked at all those pictures of amazing pieces by Seen, Lee, Dondi, and many others filled with awe and joy, they were living legends for us. And thanks to the work of people like Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant, and Keith Bough, graffiti started spreading all over the world. Many people are not really aware of the big influence these photographers had in spreading the Hip Hop culture around the globe through their books. That's why it was so great for me having someone like Martha coming to our show.

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If someone had told me when I was 15 that Martha Cooper was going to come to an exhibition with my work, I wouldn't believe it. But life can give you great surprises. We ended up tagging the DJ booth after having too much booze, old-school style. Thanks everyone for coming and special thanks to Adrien H Tillman for these beautiful pictures of the pieces and the opening party.
Peca & Cinta Vidal
Btoy
Peca & Cinta Vidal
Daniel Torrent
Daniel Torrent
 
Inocuo
 
Joan Tarragó
Joan Tarragó
 
Joaquín Jara
 
Cinta Vidal
Cinta Vidal
 
Peca's Portrait
Peca's Portrait
 
Croud
Croud
 
With Btoy & Joan Tarragó
With Btoy & Joan Tarragó
 
With Martha Cooper, Olivia & Txemy
 
H101 in Action
Martha in Action
H101 in Action
Martha in Action
Terror161 in Action
Terror161 in Action
 
Watching Pincho
Now Just Keep On Drinking