ABOUT ME



  I was born in 1981 in Ciudad Real, La Mancha (Spain). I developed my artistic facet and interests since I was a kid due to the influences of my family. The urban drawings led me to have an additional affinity with architectonic creations, a field which I cultivated afterwards. During a short period I studied in the Official Arts School of Ciudad Real. However, at this time I changed my way and started the Technologic High Studies  in the same city, finishing them in 2001 with Distinction.

 

  The collective ART-626 is established in 2000   by the artists Blando, Eazy, Laguna and me (a.k.a. Piko), being currently a representative group in the graffiti national scene, integrated also by creatives from Switzerland, Germany, Chile and Spain.

 

  It was in 2008 when I finished the Architecture degree in the ETSA Sevilla, where I could stand out because of my high knowledge in geometry as well as its application in Fisheye projection studies, what procured me an offer as collaborator in the Department of Architectural Analysis at the University. I began contributing in some studios of architecture in Andalucía since very early, like Jorge Suso Arq. in Granada, Javier Terrados Arq. in Sevilla or Tannhauser Estudio (for Exhibitions and Cultural events) also in Sevilla, office where I led the Architectural & Design Area as Technical Director. 


  The work accomplished decorating some buildings for these firms, allowed me together with Miguel Chacoff to found KBS Works in 2010, a company that presently remains active in projects around Spain, Germany and Chile which fuse several artistic disciplines, especially mural painting and architecture.

 

  Since 2011 I moved to Germany to proceed with my work; the first three years in Berlin, where I discovered the affinity for my second artistic facet –photography- and then in Cologne. In this country I have worked with some representative architecture studios, emphasizing Mola+Winkelmüller Arch. and Thomas Hillig Arch. in Berlin or MSM Arch. in Cologne, city where I currently live with my wife. 


Exhibitions & Events


 

 2014  -  Exhibition „Laguna y Amigos“, Swinton Gallery, Madrid, Sp.

2013  -  Exhibition  Optical Junkfood in Alten Wettbüro Antonstr. 8. Dresden, De.

2013  -  Projection of works in „Sevilla Ciudad dibujada“, Casa de la Provincia, Seville, Sp.

2012  -  Exhibition with Axel Void and Pablo R. Benitez. Art und Weise, Berlin, De.         

2012  -  Live painting Exhibition in Freialternativeschule Dresden, De.

2012  -  Live painting Exhibition in Revalerstr. Berlin, De.

2012  -  Intervention in Teufelsbergstürm during the I Kunstfest Teufelsberg, with the artists Over626, Chei626, Miguel & Manuel Prados. Berlin, De.

2011  -  Project coordination and intervention in 24 Courtyards with the artists Cn6 and S.Bimbo for Polígono aeropuerto, Seville, Sp.

2011  -  Exhibition Wallpaper in Space A&D Barcelona, Sp.

2011  -  Promotional Intervention for „Conf. la Campana“, stated Century-old Establishment and Official Supplier of the Spanish royal family , Seville, Sp.

2011  -  Promotional intervention in Building Camas, Seville, Sp.

2011  -  Participation in collective mural during IV Meeting 626.

2010  -  Project management „Museos de Graffiti“ Seville, Sp.

2010  -  Participation in renovation of abandoned Fabric during the III Meeting 626. Aarau, CH.

2008  -  Development of Mainentrance for “Premio Andalucía de Arquitectura”, in Monument-complex Reales Alcázares de Seville. Col. Javier Terrados Arch. Seville, Sp.

2008  -  Intervention in aesthetic-center “Enzo”, Seville, Sp.

2008  -  Intervention in aesthetic-center “L.A.D.R. Records Studio” Seville, Sp.

2007  -  Participation in renovation of abandoned Fabric “Continental”. Hannover De.

2007  -  German Graffiti Tour: Hannover, Braunsweig, Heildesheim, Hamburgo, Munich, Berlin.

2007  -  Graffiti Exhibition Braunsweiger Kunstfest, Braunsweig, De.

2007  -  Collective exhibition „Transparent“ Cottbus, De

2007  -  Graffiti Exhibition in Kunstzentrum Tacheless. Berlin, De.

2007  -  Graffiti Exhibition in Kultzentrum Glocksee. Hannover, De.

2007  -  Collective mural in Meeting of Styles Seville, Sp.

2006  -  Coordination of II International Meeting 626, Seville, Sp.

2006  -  Graffiti Exhibition in Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Sp.

2006  -  European Graffiti Tour, Londres, Berlin, Munich, Roma, Florencia, Bolonia, Milan.

2006  -  Intervention occupied cultural center during opening acts in Bolognia, Italia.

2006  -  Andalucía tour “graffiti en los pueblos” with the artists Laguna, Eazy y Bimbo.

2006  -  Exhibition in space  Micro libre, Seville, Sp.

2005  -  Intervention in Restaurant “El Valle”, Seville, Sp.

2005  -  Second Graffiti Tour “626 in die Schweiz”, Aarau, Zurich, Luzern, Basel.

2005  -  Participation in Andalucía Graffiti Preis, Exhibition mode, Seville, Sp.

2005  -  Land-Art Installation in Dehesa de abajo titled “Papierschiff”, Seville, Sp.

2005  -  Participation in Graffiti Exhibition Cultural week of E.T.S.Arquitectura, Seville, Sp.

Prices & Grants


 

-2013  -  4th Price in Contest INN Salzach K. & Romed K. Wasserburg, München, De.  Col. Mola+Winkelmüller Arch.

 

-2012  -  1st Price in contest for urban planning Erfurt ICE City Ost, Erfurt, De.  Col. Mola+Winkelmüller Arch.

 

-2012  -  1st Price in contest for urban planning [Re]Stitch Tampa, Florida, USA. Col. Mola+Winkelmüller Arch.

 

-2010  -  3rd prize in III Urban art award “Todo tuyo”. Seville, Spain.

 

-2008  -  Selected work in award for artistic installations in the International Art Fair BIACS. Seville, Spain.

 

-2008  -  4TH place in the “AMD Open Architecture Challenge 2008”. Sanfe bagar, Nepal.

 

-2006  -  European mobility grant, Erasmus. Hannover, Germany.

 

-2006  -  Finalist in graffiti award “Sevilla Joven”. Seville, Spain.

 

-2005  -  Selected work in quick painting award “Ciudad de Toledo”. Fundación Caja Castilla la Mancha. Toledo. Spain.

 

-2004  -  Selected work in the national architecture award “Chill-out in ARCO ‘04”. Madrid, Spain.

 

-2001  -  Distiction in Techniscal High School Inst. Torreón del Alcázar, Ciudad Real, Spain.