Ampparito is a young Spanish artist specialising in creating work which is playfully subversive, challenging you to experience the unexpected in unconventional and powerful ways. Ampparito is a highly versatile artist, working across a variety of mediums, but maintaining a strong foundation in street art. He began painting murals 10 years ago and has developed a unique realist style, incorporating symbolism, wit and irony to challenge modern society and the reality we live in. The Madrid born artist starts with a complex idea that he then simplifies, making the meaning of his work ambiguous, consequently inviting the viewer to think and make their own judgments.
Ampparito’s ‘murals’ series takes small everyday objects and makes them monumental, using symbolism and metaphor to generate new questions and ideas. The artist aims to make the viewer stop, slow down and think in a world that is normally so fast moving and cluttered with visual information. The work catches your attention in the same way an advert or social media would, but instead of using you for its own agenda it seeks to widen your perspective, promoting reflection.
Messing with the functionality of everyday objects is another motif that is prevalent in Ampparito’s work, creating paradoxes and contradictions in things that at first glance seem familiar. As a collection of images and artefacts the Artist's most recent work integrates visual humour and elegant minimalist design with political and social satire. From a self-serving extension plug critiquing Brexit to a fishhook brandishing the Facebook logo, Ampparito’s work tackles important issues that affect everyone who is a part of today’s society, making his art both pointedly relevant and mischievously disobedient.