‘La Nena Wapa’ has opened an alluring exhibition at Las Cervezas del Mercado de Colón. It highlights the prolific and renowned career of this Valencian artist, graphic designer and muralist. This collection of urban digital art is emotive and holds a lot of feelings and sensations too.
Much of her imagery is to be found on the walls in the neighbourhoods of Carmen, El Cabanyal or Ruzafa, it is a part of the city. These ephemeral art pieces, which live “within” the city, have all been created so that art can be shared with absolutely everyone and avoid elitism too. This exhibition celebrates the art which lives within the city and brings it to ‘Las Cervezas del Mercado de Colón’ to be admired in an attractive and welcoming space.
Although none of the works in the exhibition has a fixed theme necessarily, although women and the feminine world are intrinsic, there is a certain style in which femininity prevails. The bright colours compared to black and white, the retro Victorian style with surreal brushstrokes, the perfection of the finishes all define her style. When she paints in the street she wants her art to stand out from all the brightly coloured murals that surround it and so that everyone has a chance to draw their own conclusions too. These exhibition pieces capture the life of the street.
The exhibition takes a tour of the life and work of La Nena Wapa who graduated in BBAA from the UPV in 2004 but who had already begun to leave her works in different corners of the city and has managed to have several of her murals displayed in the MuVIM, the Centro del Carmen (CCCC) and L’etno (Valencian Museum of Ethnology).
Report by Alice Teasdale
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‘LA NENA WAPA’
Las Cervezas del Mercado Colón
Carrer de Jorge Juan, 19, 46004 València, Valencia