Spanish artist SpY has refined his subversive urban art interventions over decades of work converting conventional spaces into extraordinary places. He is an international sensation that adapts his work to whatever process and materials a situation calls for, from giant posters and billboards to small-scale transformations.
Many of his works revolve around alterations to ordinary objects, tweaks that at first may not register as passers by catch glimpses of them out of the corners of their eyes – but that upon closer inspection call our everyday urban environment into question.
While some of his work is simple, superficial (structurally speaking) and easy to execute other pieces require forethought, advanced tools and serious stealth to be implemented.
Years as a graffiti artist, prior to starting his guerrilla art installations, taught SpY the power of subversion – which he has taken to new levels by transforming ordinary objects into extraordinary works of thought-provoking contextual urban art.