David de la Mano (1975, Salamanca, Spain) is one of the most important artists of the Urban Art movement. With a degree in Fine Art from the University of Salamanca and PhD studies in Public Art from the University of Valencia, de la Mano is a versatile artist who excels from drawing to sculpture.
A symbolic reflection on humankind
The artist has started his career in the early ‘90s experimenting with different techniques among which acrylics, watercolours, ink and collage through a minimalist style, characterised by the monochromatic use of black, that makes his artworks extremely poetic, stimulating a symbolic reflection on humankind. The single anthropomorphic figures of the artist gather together and unite in an eternal and recurring movement: the individuals become the mass and vice versa, driven by their dreams, ambitions, fears, vices, hopes, internal conflicts.
Most important exhibitions and festivals
He has exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide. The artist has been consistently creating street interventions and murals throughout the years. He has also participated in festivals and art projects such as the CVTÀ Street Fest (Civitacampomarano, Italy, 2016), Monumental Art Fest (Gdańsk, Poland, 2015), he has worked on a series of murals in Villa Soriano, during a residency in Uruguay 2014, Memorie Urbane (Gaeta, Italy, 2014), Bloop Festival (Ibiza, Spain, 2014), Muropolis (Mendoza, Argentina, 2014), Djerbahood (Erriadh, Tunisia, 2014), Empty Walls (Cardiff, UK, 2013) and Photo Galeria Urbana (Salamanca, Spain, 2013).