Okuda San Miguel Erice
Born November 19th 1980 in Santander but living in Madrid since the year 2000 he has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Madrid’s Complutense University. Right from the start, in 1997, his pieces on rail-road walls and abandoned factories in his hometown, were clearly recognizable. Parallel to his work outdoors, Okuda also starts producing more intimate works in his studio, evolving from 2009 into a more personal way.
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 essence of street forms. His works often raise contradictions about existentialism, the Universe, the infinite, the meaning of life, the false freedom of capitalism, and show a clear conflict between modernity and our roots; ultimately, between man and the same.
In his work, multicolored geometric architectures blend with organic shapes, bodies without identity, headless animals, symbols that encourage reflexion … 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.