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Abandoned Art

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David Lozano

Though he spent the first 25 years of his painting life writing graffiti in his home town of Barcelona, David Lozano (who goes by the handle DavidL) has spent the last few years focused on painting rather than tagging. And while his graffiti career was all about getting noticed, his evolution as an artist now has him painting in hidden places instead. DavidL spends his days scouting out derelict buildings, and making them shine one last time.

While his subjects – often taken from the horror genre – may tend to be on the dark side, his wildly-colored, generously-sized paintings have a way of brightening sad places. Many of the buildings which bear his paintings have been torn down, but he’s okay with the ephemeral nature of his locations. Like the pop icons and movie characters he paints, his art is meant to be fleeting.

You can see all of the prolific DavidL’s work on his Instagram.

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GREMLINS 2018…

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Peguin (Batman) 2019…

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CookieMonster 2019… 📷 @dlozano_bcn

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IGOR (Frankenstein Junior) 📷 @dlozano_bcn

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Frankenstein 2018 con @lidiaviber #davidland

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Eat The World 2017… 📷 @dlozano_bcn

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Edward Scissorhands 2017… 📷 @obsoletvm

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ANDY WARHOL 2018…

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Frida Kahlo, Mexico City 2019… 📷 @dlozano_bcn

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E.T… 2017 📷 @dlozano_bcn

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TIM BURTON 2017… 📷 @obsoletvm

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JACK SKELLINGTON… 📷 @dlozano_bcn

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Queen Of Hearts… 📷 @onceuponatimexanadu

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

13 thoughts on “Abandoned Art

  1. Well…He is good even if it is a waste of paint on a building that is going down but that seem to be his thing.

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  2. It is art. Just not the type of art I enjoy looking at. If he enjoys doing it, who am I to tell him to stop. But I sure will not hunt for it either. Hal

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  4. I love it! I like urban decay and abandoned spaces and I really appreciate good quality urban art so the combination of the two is striking. I actually like the impermanence of the art too. To commit to creating something transitory is to really invest in the idea that art serves a purpose through the process of creation and it can have meaning even if it won’t have a long history.

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  5. You know what’s weird? I posted about street graffiti today too! A friend and I walked a railroad now bike path that has the original, and some new, artwork still under all the bridges.

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