Nil Safont, born in Berga (Barcelona) in 1995 and graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona. At the age of 12, he instinctively began to delve into the universe of urban art and painting.
His name is present, both nationally and internationally, in the sector's panorama since 2017.
He is co-founder and member of @malpais.malpais, a polyhedral OFF SPACE focused on artistic production with a great exhibition space and annual programming in Barcelona.
His work and his pictorial research represent the constant search for a personal and representative view of the social aspects that he considers significant around him, through a figurative, realistic pictorial language and neo-impressionist character.
Muralist and painter, mainly interested in urban art and interventions in public space, his works are large-format paintings that use the walls of the streets as canvases. He works on issues closely linked to the different everyday life that he discovers in each social context where he has to work and is interested in a visual language that can raise awareness. The main themes of his work and his research through painting and photography, revolve around education, indoctrination and human behavior and its relationship with the figures of power around him.
Apart from the creation of murals and his participation in various muralism projects internationally, his work study has involved him to be part of other artistic circuits such as exhibitions or shows, both with art galleries as well as more alternative exhibition spaces.
·URBAN ART PROJECTS / FESTIVALS
2017, April / GarGarFestival, rural art and muralism. (Penelles, Spain).
2018, September / LimitFestival. Curated by Jofre Oliveras. (Avià, Spain).
2018, December / Corefestival. Curated by Arcadi Poch. (Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Spain).
2019, April / Carlsbad Art Wall. Curated by Snyder Art. (San Diego, California).
2019, April / The Container Yard. Live painting in the gallery. (Los Angeles, USA).
2019, May /East Village Walls. Curated by Ben L. ( NewYork City, USA).
2019, May / Flint Public Art Project. Curated by Buckham gallery and Joe Schipani. ( Michigan, USA).
2019, June / Poligon Cultural. Curated by Dario Cobacho. (Tarragona, Spain).
2019, July / Festival della Resilienza. Curated by Propositivo. (Sardinia, Italy)
2019, August / Urban Morphogenesis. (Moscow, Russia).
2019, September / Underground Effect Urban Art Festival. Curated by Projet Saato. ( Paris, France).
2019, December / Urban Myths Festival. ( Minsk, Belarus).
2020, January / Wallin 9000 Project. Curated by Rick Molyneux. (Gent, Belgium).
2020, August / GarGarFestival, rural art and muralism. (Penelles, Spain).
2020, August / Gulia Urbana Festival. (Calabria, Italia).
2020, September / Festival Asalto. (Zaragoza, Spain).
2020, November / Muralfest Kosovo. (Kamenica, Kosovo).
2020, November / Memorie Urbane. (Terracina, Italy).
2020, December / Polinizados. (Valencia, Spain).
2021, June / Gulia Urbana Festival. (Calabria, Italy).
2021, June / Muralfest Kosovo. (Ferizaj, Kosovo).
2021, July / Formas Efemeras. ( Fundao, Portugal).
2021, July / Cromatico Festival Cambre. (Galicia, Spain).
2021, August / Streetart Boulogne Sur Mer. (Boulogne Sur Mer, France).
2021, September / Progetto TRUST. (Taranto, Italy).
2022, May / Gulia Urbana. (Calabria, Italia).
2022, June / NUART FESTIVAL. (Aberdeen,Scotland).
2022, June / Street Art Fest Grenoble. (Grenoble Alpes, France).
2022, June/ Murmuro festival. (Aragon, Spain).
2022, July /MIAU Fanzara. (Fanzara, Spain).
2022,July / Festival Inspire. (Moncton, Canada).
2022, August/ Fazunchar. Mistaker Maker. (Figueiró Dos Vinhos, Portugal).
2022, August/ Inspire festival. Olivier Landes. (Villers-Écalles, France).
2022, September/ Lucefest. (Calabria, Italy).
2022, September/ Guliaurbana. (Calabria, Italy).
2022. October/ Futuratudela. (Tudela, Spain).
2022, October/ 23700. (Linares, Spain).
2022, November/ Seis de doce. (Tenerife, Spain).
2023, April/ The Crystal Ship. (Oostende, Belgium).
2023, May/ Barri del Besòs. (Barcelona, Catalonia).
2023, June/ Street art Festival Frauenfeld. (Frauenfeld, Switzerland).
2023, June/ Mx Arts Tour. (Morlaix, France).
2023, July/ Gulia Urbana. (Mendicino, Italy).
2023, July/ Vision Art Festival. (Crans Montana, Switzerland).
2023, August/ Waterford Walls. (Ireland).
2023, August/ Tbilisi Mural Fest. (Georgia).
2023, September/ Progetto Iamu. (Cosenza, Italy).
2016 September - 2017 February / Group show in Paranimf gallery. (Barcelona, Spain).
2018 June - 2018 September / "CREENÇA" ,VOID PROJECTS. Exhibition and artistic residency at KonventPuntzero. Curated by Axel Void (Cal Rosal, Spain).
2018 September / Group show MTN Gallery. VOID PROJECTS, CREENÇA. Curated by Axel Void. (Barcelona, Spain).
2019 March - 2019 April / Artistic Residence House Of Trestles. Street Artist in Residence program. Curated by Julie Faith. (California, USA).
2020 July - 2020 November / Group show in exhibition space from Gargarfestival. (Penelles, Spain).
2020 November - 2021 January / Group show in B-murals space gallery. (Barcelona, Spain).
2021 October - 2022 January / Exhibition and auction in Sotheby's in collaboration with Burning Man project. Boundless Space… The Possibilities of Burning Man. (New York City, USA).
2022, March-April / Solo exhibition GCAgallery. (Paris, France).
2023, April / Collective exhibition Streetartplace. (Formia, Italy).
2023, April-November / Collective exhibition Spacejunk. Nouvelle scène impressionniste espagnole ((Bayonne, Lyon, Grenoble) France).
2023, April / Collective exhibition 2b art gallery. (Palma de Mallorca, Spain).