He is one of Madrid's 1980s street-art revolutionaries; his phenomenal imagination and symbolic 'plasta' paint stain made him a respected icon. His art breaks down the stereotypes of 'graffiti' and 'high art' labels, being indescribable as neither, as he focuses on creating a direct and intimate language to connect with the public.
For his live-performance painting projects, SUSO33 uses multiple art forms to convey global conceptual aspects of communication via two-can-style graffiti art, speech, audio and visual images.
"Videos interest me as an artistic medium and I like to experiment...with the liberty you get when money isn't involved; you have all the creative liberty and an artistic result." SUSO33
He likes the adrenaline rush that comes with creating 'illegal' public art, as he finds working under pressure expresses his creative impulses; he's amazed by the human body's capacity to work intensively with limited time.
His work has steadily developed, while his blots and silhouettes have increased in size over time with the use of high-pressure tools and a fumigator.
His unique approach to art has generated huge international and media attention, received numerous awards, and his work has been displayed or performed in Spain and internationally, from NYC to London to Shanghai. His art has been exhibited in the Biennials and high-profile galleries like Madrid's Reina Sofia, Barcelona's MNAC, Caixa Forum , and the Basque ARTIUM (right).
SUSO33's artistic career has been solidly growing for over twenty years, yet he continues to stick to his original independence using public space as his preferred creative realm.