In this mural created for Nuart by the Spanish street artist SpY, the artist painted a massive red-lettered “ERROR” on two sides of a brutal block-long building in decay down by the waterside, an ironic judgment on the eyesores of unfortunate urban decay. His work can be described as a conversation between artist and environment, the passer-by and the piece. SpY aims to incite reflection and, ultimately, the creative development of the urban environment.
The artist began his journey in graffiti during the mid-190s. His work involves appropriating urban elements through transformation or replication, commenting on urban reality and playing with established communication codes. Characteristic of his interventions are their playful spirit, careful attention to context, and a non-invasive, constructive attitude to his surroundings.