When it comes to his art, Okuda San Miguel clearly doesn’t shy from making a statement—the bolder the better! Utilizing all the colors of the rainbow, he paints colorful geometric patterns that include themes like animals, skulls, religious iconography, and human figures. Those are splashed across installations, walls, and sometimes even whole buildings.
“I love to work on a large scale because it’s more breathtaking and I prefer to select this size of the project,” the Spanish artist stated once in an interview with Design Boom. “I love to draw directly on the walls and keep creating and improvising during the process,” he added. “I need to see in person the whole architecture and try to play with that. When I do sculptures I need to sketch and then take it to my team to work it out in 3D. Depending on the project, I have about 4 assistants that help me with everything.”
His works, sometimes described as Pop Surrealism meets Street Art, aims at raising questions about existentialism, the universe, the infinite, the meaning of life, and the contradictions of society’s false freedom. “My work is more related to surrealism and pop-art, which I discovered in school, than to street art or what is known as contemporary art,” notes San Miguel.
Amongst his more existential works are a number of churches, transformed into rainbow-colored installations. Scroll down to see some highlights from his Instagram page.