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Barcelona / Spain

Stencilled portraits of great personalities crucial to human history, put on posters, walls, prints or oil on canvases, built Spanish artist, Andrea Michaelsson, also known as B-Toy's reputation in the global urban art scene. She began working outdoors; experimenting with techniques like acrylic painting, free plastic and spray. Although she never stopped painting, stencils soon became her key technique. Her work is featured as a part of the opening of URBAN NATION MUSEUM in 2017. […]

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Stencilled portraits of great personalities crucial to human history, put on posters, walls, prints or oil on canvases, built Spanish artist, Andrea Michaelsson, also known as B-Toy’s reputation in the global urban art scene. She began working outdoors; experimenting with techniques like acrylic painting, free plastic and spray. Although she never stopped painting, stencils soon became her key technique. Her work is featured as a part of the opening of URBAN NATION MUSEUM in 2017.

Born in 1977 in Barcelona and still a resident there, Andrea Michaelsson started studying law before she felt that art would make her happier. She switched to the Institute of Photographic Studies and her lessons in art and photography built the perfect foundation of her future art.

Putting many semi-transparent colour coatings over each other in a unique way, her pieces show prominent persons like Nelson Mandela or Frida Kahlo, people with an impact on her life in front of abstract backgrounds. Based on old, iconic photographs and through the masterful usage of large brushstrokes and luscious colours she creates a certain feeling of glamour and nostalgia.

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