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Full Colors reflects on people power The fourth edition of Rubí’s graffiti and street art show was framed within the Color initiative, which promotes art and artistic expression to transform city spaces https://www.rubi.cat/en/current/news/full-colors-reflects-on-people-power/@@images/image/preview

Full Colors reflects on people power

The fourth edition of Rubí’s graffiti and street art show was framed within the Color initiative, which promotes art and artistic expression to transform city spaces
The mayor in the graffiti of La Cruïlla - Pinar Civic Center (photo: Rubí City Council - Localpres).
The mayor in the graffiti of La Cruïlla - Pinar Civic Center (photo: Rubí City Council - Localpres)

The fourth graffiti and street art show, Full Colors, transformed the walls at five points of the city this weekend: Plaça Josep Tarradellas in La Serreta, the car park behind Rubí Forma, in Les Torres; the Rubí Frontennis Club, in Ca n’Oriol; La Cruïlla – Pinar Community Centre; and Plaça Pla i Pallejà, in the centre. The show is framed within the city’s Color initiative, which promotes art and artistic expression to transform urban spaces, which was decentralised this year to spread out into different neighbourhoods of the city. Graffiti artists from round the province came, who have taken part in previous editions, including Leim, Emak, Musa, Harry Bones, Maga, Kram, Zurik i Kets, Axia, Mala, Baie and Urih.

Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, the City Council did not encourage public participation at the event, also the reason behind suspending the skateboarding and parkour workshops that were scheduled, to prevent crowds. Even so, the artists could create their pieces while following the safety measures recommended by the health authorities. This year’s motto – El poder de les persones (People Power) – was closely linked to the pandemic, as the artists were asked to create homages on the streets exemplifying the very best side of people. On Saturday, Mayor Ana María Martínez Martínez, city councilwoman for Youth, Annabel Cuesta Fabre, and the councilwoman for Equality, Yolanda Ferrer Polo, watched attentively as the graffiti art was created. ‘Full Colors is always an initiative that brings together many young people, who couldn’t come this year due to safety issues, but the show lets Rubí add new colourful murals on one of the lessons learned from the pandemic: the power of people,’ concluded the mayor.

Full Colors also added Fem Graff, a proposal by the Equality Service that was part of the city-wide programming to support 8M (the strike on International Women’s Day), which had to be suspended due to the pandemic. The exclusive graffiti created by these female artists under the motto Les dones pintem molt (We Women Paint a Lot) was done at the Francesc Calvo courts, and a few of the ladies taking part were Rosa Roselló, Megui, San, Nataxa Ruzafa, Paola Lujjan and Mònica Rivas.

   

Street Art on the Rubí Ciutat app

Coinciding with Full Colors, the City Council has created the Street Art Rubí route on the Rubí Ciutat (City) app, in the section Rubí Jove (Young Rubí). Via this resource, citizens can see where all the street artworks are located by geolocation, along with a short description. At this time, the proposal includes 16 sites for city walls with graffiti: from the walls of Torre Bassas to Plaça Ca n’Oriol. The pieces created this weekend will soon be added to the app. The urban art walk spotlights all these works of art and reveals them to all Rubí townspeople. You can download the app for free at Google Play shops – for androids – and at the Apple Store – for iOS systems.