Graffiti art as a form of expression draws people into this public space. This sort of art gallery encourages community members to interact with this urban landscape. These fantastical creations were painted over the last two days by local graffiti artists. I was lucky enough to capture their works in progress. 
Although the modern idea of visual art has evolved since the time of the late Renaissance, many of those ideas ring true today. Just as before, art was meant to decorate the public square or even to commemorate some meaningful event. The placement of these concrete slabs has allowed for artists to express themselves and transform the park's public function. Each layer of paint adds to the park's evolution, encouraging an open-ended interpretation by all viewers.  
 


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Anne
10/07/2013 4:07pm

Are you going to paint something on the wall?

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    Olivia     Bennett

    Hi! I'm studying the reclamation of Barcelona's derelict industrial sites as public open spaces. 

    Study    question

    Barcelona addresses post-industrial sites within its urban landscapes. How have they transformed or redefined these sites as new spaces & to what effect ?

    Sites

    + Jardins de Tres Xemeneies
    + Parc de Joan Miro
    + Parc del Clot
    + Parc de la Central Poblenou
    + Parc de l'Espanya Industrial