Escif is a Spanish street artist and muralist from Valencia who has remained anonymous for the past twenty years when he started painting in the streets.
A delicate and subversive work
The use of subdued colours and simple lines makes the artist style unique and hard to miss. The themes of his works are told typically in anecdotes, a short and simple story but with a shock effect on the viewer due to its metaphorical referencing. He likes to consider painting as a reflection that can educate people, as well as an exercise that can stimulate the viewers mind. His work is both delicate and subversive, but also political: his images are intended to stimulate and awaken an awareness. The works critically investigate the nature of capitalism, economic dynamics, problems related to the mechanisms of modern society.
Most important festivals
The artist has been actively creating street art globally, with works popping up in Canada, Italy, Poland and France. Escif has also taken part in many festivals and art events such as: Open Walls Conference, Barcelona (Spain, 2014), Casus Pacis project, Saint-Petersburg (Russia, 2014), WE AArt Festival in Aalborg (Denmark, 2014), Asphalte Urban Art Biennial in Charleroi, (Belgium, 2014), DesOrdes Creatival Festival in Galicia (Spain, 2013), MURAL Festival Montreal (Canada, 2013), Icone59 Festival in Modena (Italy, 2013), NuArt Festival 2011, FAME Festival in Grottaglie (Italy, 2010) and Insitu Festival Spain in 2010.