Xav /   Unknown

Spain 1991

Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti, Realism, Body Art, Murals

July 20, 2015
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Xav a is self taught Spanish graffiti and tattoo artist. Little is known about this talented artist. Xav was born in Gijón (Asturias) and as far as he remembers he was passionate about painting and drawing. So, from an early age Xav became active in the world of graffiti – the year was 2005, when he gets a spray for the first time, as 14 years old boy. Xav does not have any formal art education so that makes his artworks even more worth admiring! The secret lies in his genuine passion and everyday hard work. His art is characterized by a realistic style – Xav is even trying to imitate certain photographic effects. At his 24, this artist already has several prizes in graffiti competitions in different parts of Spain.

Xav - First prize at V Concurso de Graffiti, Benavente in 2013.
Xav – First prize at V Concurso de Graffiti, Benavente in 2013.

Xav and the World of Tattoo

Xav is also a professional mural decorator, to which must be added his role in the world of tattoo. After painting various impressive murals, winning street art contests and taking part in graffiti exhibitions, Xav gained interest for the world of tattoos. Xav participated in many tattoo conventions in Spain and nearby countries. The images he has painted on the walls – very realistic and striking portraits of people and animals – now can be seen on skin.

Xav lives in Spain.

All images © the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2013UntitledParque de la Prehistoria, Teverga, AsturiasGroup
2012I Jornada de surf solidarioPlaya de Salinas, AsturiasGroup
2012Hiphop literario at Biblioteca La GranjaOviedo, SpainGroup
2012Most Wanted FestivalGijon, SpainGroup
2011Hiphop literario at Biblioteca La GranjaOviedo, SpainGroup
2011Fiestas de las AsociacionesGijon, SpainGroup
2011Most Wanted FestivalGijon, SpainGroup
2010Fiestas de las AsociacionesGijon, SpainGroup
2010Most Wanted FestivalGijon, SpainGroup
2010MercaplanaGijon, SpainGroup
2009Fiestas de las AsociacionesGijon, SpainGroup
2008Festival de la SidraNava, Asturias, SpainGroup
2007CreamGijon, SpainGroup