A series of painted-on trucks by various commissioned artists are bringing art to the far reaches of Spain.
Marina Vargas. Photography by Panci Calvo. Courtesy of Truck Art Project
A series of trucks whose bodies have been painted on by commissioned Spanish artists, ranging from gallery-showing fine artists like Javier Arce and Marina Vargas to street artists like Suso33 make up the Truck Art Project. The trucks are loaded with curated art cargo and travel across Spain, functioning as itinerant artworks and become pop-up galleries when parked.
Led by project director and gallerist Jaime Colsa, the project attempts to make art encounters unexpected. “One of the main peculiarities about our project is how the artworks surprise the audience. It’s not them who decide to see or find an artist or artwork, like when we go to an art gallery or museum, but it is the artwork itself which appears in front of them,” Colsa tells The Creators Project. “The fact that the artworks are in constant movement is what makes Truck Art Project a unique project.”
The success of the first seven trucks commissioned in 2015 has led to the project calling upon a new set of seven international and Spanish artists for 2016 including Argentinian artist Felipe Pantone and provocateur Kepa Garraza.
At the moment, the project is only domestic in nature. though Colsa thinks this might change in the future. He says, “Many of the artists are already international and we are sure that we will soon expand our borders and will take our idea to other countries.”
Okuda San Miguel.
Learn more about the Truck Art Project by clicking here.