Born in November 19 in Santander and based in Madrid since 2000, Okuda holds a Bachelor on Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid. Since its inception in 1997, his pieces on rail-roads and abandoned factories in his hometown were clearly recognizable. Parallel to his work in the street, Okuda SAN MIGUEL also starts producing more intimate works in his studio, with which from 2009 evolves into a more personal way.
A monographic and the first Parisian exhibition of Spanish artist OKUDA SanMiguel, with whom Anna Dimitrova has been working with for many years, and Valériane Mondot presented in Paris in 2004 (Festival Kosmopolite), ADDA & TAXIE opens its doors in Paris and celebrates its birth.
The exhibition will present OKUDA SAN MIGUEL’s latest artwork. Internationally renowned, his art is part of important collections at many museums in France and abroad, but he has never presented an event like this before, in Paris or La France.
ADDA & TAXIE gallery offers this unique opportunity to discover the full talent of OkudaSAN MIGUEL, in which he will show his flamboyant colors and skilful geometries to the Parisian art scene.
For artist OKUDA SanMiguel, Paris is a city full of classic icons and exudes art and culture through each of its pores. This magical city inspires him. For his very first Parisian exhibition, all the artworks are like a trip offered to the viewer in the spirit of the enigmatic ‘Mona Lisa’.
What does the Mona Lisa dream of?
According to OKUDA SAN MIGUEL, it is a dream of all human figures, Venus, Muses of the great classic Masters that are found throughout the history of art and in major works as ’The Birth of Venus’, ‘Las Tres Gracias’ and ‘Pietà’.
Here—as usual—Okuda’s interpretation of these icons occurs through his own surrealist prisms, and his colorful and geometric motifs. He moves into creator and contemporary master.
Okuda shows at «Mona Lisa’s Dreams» and expresses his own vision about what the human being is made of at : «Lost Olympus» (StolenSpace, London) and «Mayan Renaissance» (Corey Helford, Los Angeles): which is confronted with its roots, between its natural and ideal part (represented by trees, different types of animals …) and capitalist society (represented by bricks).
« This is the most successful period of my career, travels and crossing over the world are my greatest sources of inspiration. The Interaction with other cultures makes me feel free and this is reflected in my new artwork. »