The Crystal Ship 2023: Mural by GVIIIE

GVIIIE has created a staggering portfolio in recent years. The Spaniard paints contemporary, multi-layered portraits that exude expression and emotion as much as mysticism. Moreover, he is often inspired by photographs of strangers he sees on social media. So too here. GVIIIE does not aim for perfection – there are deliberately many paint streaks in his often rather fuzzy work – but that only makes for an even greater, more extraordinary dynamic.

For The Crystal Ship in Oostende with GVIIIE.
Curated and organised by All About Things.
Photos by Jules Césure.