Marc Argelich Trigo A.K.A (Matdisseny) was born in Manresa (Barcelona) in 1976. Graduated in Graphic Design from the Art School of Terrassa (Barcelona) in 2003. He worked for several studios and graphic marketing departments as a graphic designer. After more than ten years in advertising, he decided to establish himself as a freelancer and explore other disciplines such direction and illustration without leaving graphic design.
At the end of 2011, he started to paint his first Skateboard (a blank board) and after this artwork, he started to work with recycled Skateboards. In 2014 he decided to move all the artworks in different exhibitions, with the name “Skate Art”. The artwork that you can see here, is a long process of experimentation from one of his passions during his childhood: Skateboarding culture and his lifestyle. He works with recycled skateboards, from his skaters friends.
Marc works in order to give new life to the recycled skateboards, that have been skated intensively. Wood has got high durability and resistance but still has come to crack or split it. Is here where Marc feels comfortable with this noble and nice material such as wood (native from the forests of Canada and considered one of the best wood in the world, for the realization of skateboards, maple wood). A woodworking craftsman and mechanic, first erase the original drawing, sanding wood and then, based on sketches done in pencil,
he applies a new design with markers (Posca) and spray paint (Mtn), acheiving a new custom object with a unique design, and all this from a recycled skateboard or sometimes on a new blank deck.
2017. Skate Art – Noble Goods. Utrecht. (Netherlands).
2016. Skate Art – Fat Caos. Terni . (Italy).
2016. Skate Art – Eco Sound Fest. Caprarola. (Italy).
2016. Skate Classics Tribute – State Bcn. (Barcelona).
2015. Skate Art – Caribbean. (Madrid).
2015. Skate Art – State Bcn. (Barcelona).
2014. Skate Art – Sho Bcn Gallery. (Barcelona).
2014. Skate Art – Espai Rubiralta. (Manresa).
2012. Bèsties Il·lustrades – Galeria Bigote Smith. (Barcelona).
2009. Santa Crisis – Manresa Territori Contemporani.
2005. R/evolució – Museu Comarcal de Manresa.
2001. Degradació Barri Antic – Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Manresa.
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