15 July 2016
Dar al Naim, Dyox, Den Extralargos and Royal are the four artists who will battle it out duel style in Secret Walls x Spain , the live art battles that are coming to the Rototom Sunsplash Art Symposium for the first time.
Dar al Naim is a Hispanic-Sudanese visual artist who is “multicultural, in art and in life” she assures us, and who is also convinced that art has the power to change things. She will be joined by three more opponents. Hailing from Bilbao Eva Mena (Den), the only woman in the Extralargos collective from Alaves, has stamped her mark on streets around the world, from Tanger to Brasilia via Palestine, where she painted the famous “Wall of Shame”.
Another figure of the Spanish urban art movement, the versatile Dyox, will bring his dreamy and surreal art to the battles of Secret Walls; while the Venezuelan Royal (Juan Carlos Noria), with the clear Latin American influences of his Venezuelan roots, will get to test his famous speed when comes to materialising creative ideas. It is a trait that makes him the perfect ‘battler’.
The participant, with no notes or pre-established themes, will have 90 minutes, black paint and a blank white wall as their only tools to, with a bit of improvisation, to depict the creations in their heads. The duels will take place in the Roots Yard, the where the audience can this unique spectacle that is being called the ‘Super Bowl’ of live arts.