Andrea Michaelsson and Ilia Mayer make up Barcelona’s dynamic street art duo, Btoy. Btoy has been filling the influential Catalan street art scene with their retro fantasy worlds for years and their international popularity has catapulted since their work was seen in the grimy tunnels of London’s first Cans festival.
The artists each have their own idiosyncratic styles that they bring to the collaboration. Mayer works in a more subdued pallet; his characters are moody and set against austere landscapes. Michaelsson’s stencil portraits are a bolder mix of watercolour, inks and spray. The two styles marry into images of fantastical acid-house warriors, 1930s starlets and ancient heroines that are distinctive to Btoy.
Btoy has exhibited in galleries all around Europe and at the Carmichael Gallery in Los Angeles.
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