STRAIGHT-UP

The Straight-Up is a documentary style pioneered by Terry Jones, founder and editor-in-chief of i-D magazine, in 1977. Taking its name from a West Country expression meaning ‘tell it like it is’, a Straight-Up typically captures a portrait of someone accompanied by a short Q&A defining their life, likes and dislikes.

DALILA VIRGOLINI

Formidable Mag. Is there some epiphany moment or experience that made you realize art would be your way?Dalila Virgolini. No, I think it has been a gradual process from which I could not escape. I think it is simply a

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DALILA VIRGOLINI

Formidable Mag. Is there some epiphany moment or experience that made you realize art would be your way?Dalila Virgolini. No, I think it has been a gradual process from which I could not escape. I think it is simply a

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OLAF LADOUSSE

Olaf Ladousse. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy Madrid”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s new art scene key

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OLAF LADOUSSE

Olaf Ladousse. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy Madrid”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s new art scene key

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ALEJANDRO ONTIVEROS

Alejandro Ontiveros. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy Madrid”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s new art scene key

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ALEJANDRO ONTIVEROS

Alejandro Ontiveros. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy Madrid”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s new art scene key

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SANTA KYRA

Santa Kyra. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy Madrid”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s new art scene key

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SANTA KYRA

Santa Kyra. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy Madrid”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s new art scene key

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CHEFER

Chefer. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long-term project “Live Forever”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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CHEFER

Chefer. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long-term project “Live Forever”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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KING JEDET

King Jedet. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long-term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow Barte’s

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KING JEDET

King Jedet. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long-term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow Barte’s

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AMARNA MILLER

Amarna Miller. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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AMARNA MILLER

Amarna Miller. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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SOY CARDO

Soy Cardo is the alter ego of illustrator and performer Ana Macias. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term project “Live Forever”, a soul-searching project exploring the path of

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SOY CARDO

Soy Cardo is the alter ego of illustrator and performer Ana Macias. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term project “Live Forever”, a soul-searching project exploring the path of

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SANSANONASNAS

Sansanonasnas. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term project “Live Forever”, a soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow Barte’s

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SANSANONASNAS

Sansanonasnas. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term project “Live Forever”, a soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow Barte’s

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JUAN ZAMORA

Juan Zamora. The Spanish artist, talks to Formidable Mag about his project with Colombian indigenous people “Cuerpos de Agua”. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? Juan Zamora. Several “first impulses” come to mind; to draw my father legs

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JUAN ZAMORA

Juan Zamora. The Spanish artist, talks to Formidable Mag about his project with Colombian indigenous people “Cuerpos de Agua”. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? Juan Zamora. Several “first impulses” come to mind; to draw my father legs

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NICOLÁS VILLAMIZAR

Nicolás Villamizar. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term project “Live Forever”, a soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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NICOLÁS VILLAMIZAR

Nicolás Villamizar. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term project “Live Forever”, a soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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ALEX DE LA CROIX

Alex de la Croix. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term project “Live Forever”, a soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key

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ALEX DE LA CROIX

Alex de la Croix. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term project “Live Forever”, a soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key

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MON DE LA PEÑA

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative impulse? Mon de la Peña. I think it was at school, lessons were boring so I drew just for fun. F.M. There is some point or experience

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MON DE LA PEÑA

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative impulse? Mon de la Peña. I think it was at school, lessons were boring so I drew just for fun. F.M. There is some point or experience

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SUSANA BOTANA

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE.   Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative impulse? Susana Botana. To be born. I consider birth a creative act in itself, between Mom and baby. Actually I don’t believe so much in the

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SUSANA BOTANA

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE.   Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative impulse? Susana Botana. To be born. I consider birth a creative act in itself, between Mom and baby. Actually I don’t believe so much in the

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AN WEI

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? An Wei. Most probably when I was a small child and I would draw from the magazines my parents lept around their restaurant. F.M. Is there

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AN WEI

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? An Wei. Most probably when I was a small child and I would draw from the magazines my parents lept around their restaurant. F.M. Is there

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MIGUEL MARINA

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative impulse? M.M. I enjoyed drawing since childhood. As I got older I was interested more drawing and painting, but always in a playful way without any goal

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MIGUEL MARINA

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative impulse? M.M. I enjoyed drawing since childhood. As I got older I was interested more drawing and painting, but always in a playful way without any goal

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GUILLERMO TURELL

Guillermo Turell. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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GUILLERMO TURELL

Guillermo Turell. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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LUCÍA ALONSO

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? Lucía Alonso. I don’t quite remember. I guess I always felt the need to express myself, dancing, writing, painting… F.M. Is there a defining moment that

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LUCÍA ALONSO

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? Lucía Alonso. I don’t quite remember. I guess I always felt the need to express myself, dancing, writing, painting… F.M. Is there a defining moment that

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ALEJANDRO BOMBÍN

Alejandro Bombín. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative impulse? Alejandro Bombín. I guess it had to do with painting.  I kind of remember drawing with my sister when we were small children on

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ALEJANDRO BOMBÍN

Alejandro Bombín. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative impulse? Alejandro Bombín. I guess it had to do with painting.  I kind of remember drawing with my sister when we were small children on

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SILVI ORIÓN

Silvi Orión. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? S.O. Freedom and friendship and their origins: imagination and love. F.M. Is there a defining moment that made you realize art was your thing?

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SILVI ORIÓN

Silvi Orión. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? S.O. Freedom and friendship and their origins: imagination and love. F.M. Is there a defining moment that made you realize art was your thing?

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CARMEN LA GRIEGA

Carmen la Griega. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. We caught up with Carmen La Griega in her studio right before her next exhibition. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? 
Carmen La Griega. When I fell down the

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CARMEN LA GRIEGA

Carmen la Griega. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. We caught up with Carmen La Griega in her studio right before her next exhibition. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? 
Carmen La Griega. When I fell down the

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RAÚL DÍAZ REYES

We caught up with Madrid’s new art scene star Raúl Díaz Reyes at Estudio Omnivoros in Madrid. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? Raúl Díaz Reyes: When I was a small child,

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RAÚL DÍAZ REYES

We caught up with Madrid’s new art scene star Raúl Díaz Reyes at Estudio Omnivoros in Madrid. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? Raúl Díaz Reyes: When I was a small child,

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MARÍA SANCHEZ

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? María Sanchez. When I was a child I drew a lot. I tried to replicate everything around me. F.M. Is there a defining moment that made

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MARÍA SANCHEZ

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? María Sanchez. When I was a child I drew a lot. I tried to replicate everything around me. F.M. Is there a defining moment that made

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NACHO MARTÍN SILVA

Nacho Martín Silva describes his work as psychological and introspective, and indeed it’s all about his very own private universe; expressionism and baroque, classical painting and film, Bacon with Velázquez and Rembrandt, pop culture, the history of art and comics…

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NACHO MARTÍN SILVA

Nacho Martín Silva describes his work as psychological and introspective, and indeed it’s all about his very own private universe; expressionism and baroque, classical painting and film, Bacon with Velázquez and Rembrandt, pop culture, the history of art and comics…

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ALEJANDRO BOTUBOL

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? Alejandro Botubol. As any other kid I was always drawing, at school I would draw manga characters, landscapes, and I did it all on my school

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ALEJANDRO BOTUBOL

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? Alejandro Botubol. As any other kid I was always drawing, at school I would draw manga characters, landscapes, and I did it all on my school

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YES

Yes Jesús Moreno, combines studio work and graffiti murals in its most classic concept. Inspired by the masters of twentieth-century painting and 2000s colorful graffiti, he focuses on geometry, shapes, colors and the connections formed by these elements. Portrait photography and

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YES

Yes Jesús Moreno, combines studio work and graffiti murals in its most classic concept. Inspired by the masters of twentieth-century painting and 2000s colorful graffiti, he focuses on geometry, shapes, colors and the connections formed by these elements. Portrait photography and

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AITOR SARAIBA

Aitor Saraiba is a multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, writer, ceramics… Aitor takes a break on his up coming book to talk to Formidable Magazine. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable. What was your first

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AITOR SARAIBA

Aitor Saraiba is a multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, writer, ceramics… Aitor takes a break on his up coming book to talk to Formidable Magazine. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable. What was your first

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GUILLERMO MARTÍN BERMEJO

Guillermo Martín Bermejo welcomed Formidable Mag to his home in Madrid just before presenting his artist’s book, El Vencedor Oculto. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first cre­ative drive? Guillermo Martín Bermejo. I don’t remember.

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GUILLERMO MARTÍN BERMEJO

Guillermo Martín Bermejo welcomed Formidable Mag to his home in Madrid just before presenting his artist’s book, El Vencedor Oculto. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine. What was your first cre­ative drive? Guillermo Martín Bermejo. I don’t remember.

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GUILLERMO MORA

Guillermo Mora, we caught the artist working hard on his upcoming show at Formatocomodo in Madrid. Portrait photography and interview Juan Barte. Formidable. What was your first creative drive? Guillermo Mora. I don’ t have an precise memory of it.

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GUILLERMO MORA

Guillermo Mora, we caught the artist working hard on his upcoming show at Formatocomodo in Madrid. Portrait photography and interview Juan Barte. Formidable. What was your first creative drive? Guillermo Mora. I don’ t have an precise memory of it.

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SANTIAGO MORILLA

Santiago Morilla put his hectic agenda on hold to welcome Formidable Magazine into his own private universe. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. For­mi­da­ble. What was your first cre­ative drive? Santiago Morilla. It was ruining my parents walls, it was

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SANTIAGO MORILLA

Santiago Morilla put his hectic agenda on hold to welcome Formidable Magazine into his own private universe. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. For­mi­da­ble. What was your first cre­ative drive? Santiago Morilla. It was ruining my parents walls, it was

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OMAR JEREZ

Omar Jeréz, the highly controversial performer, comes as he is for Formidable Magazine. Formidablemag. What do you do for a living? Omar Jerez. I AM an ARTIST F. How did you feel waking up this morning? O.M. Frentic. F. What’s

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OMAR JEREZ

Omar Jeréz, the highly controversial performer, comes as he is for Formidable Magazine. Formidablemag. What do you do for a living? Omar Jerez. I AM an ARTIST F. How did you feel waking up this morning? O.M. Frentic. F. What’s

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ANDREA PANCALDI

Portrait photograpy and interview by BARTE. For­mi­da­ble. What was your first cre­ative drive? Andrea Pancaldi. A drawing I did for my Mom when I was two, I still keep it. F. What gets you to do art these days? A.P. To express

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ANDREA PANCALDI

Portrait photograpy and interview by BARTE. For­mi­da­ble. What was your first cre­ative drive? Andrea Pancaldi. A drawing I did for my Mom when I was two, I still keep it. F. What gets you to do art these days? A.P. To express

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NANO 4814

Nano4814. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. For­mi­da­ble. What was your first cre­ative drive? Nano 4814. I guess like most of the people… it would be the spontaneous unconscious act of grabbing a pencil and draw when you are a

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NANO 4814

Nano4814. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. For­mi­da­ble. What was your first cre­ative drive? Nano 4814. I guess like most of the people… it would be the spontaneous unconscious act of grabbing a pencil and draw when you are a

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NIKA NEELOVA

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine caught up with London’s new art scene rising star, Nika Neelova, just before her solo show at Vigo Gallery. Formidable. What was your first creative drive? Nika. When I was a child, I

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NIKA NEELOVA

Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. Formidable Magazine caught up with London’s new art scene rising star, Nika Neelova, just before her solo show at Vigo Gallery. Formidable. What was your first creative drive? Nika. When I was a child, I

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NURIA MORA

Nuria Mora. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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NURIA MORA

Nuria Mora. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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REMED

Remed. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow Barte’s

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REMED

Remed. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow Barte’s

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OKUDA

Okuda. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow Barte’s

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OKUDA

Okuda. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow Barte’s

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MARÍA FORQUÉ

Formidable Magazine gets up close with art scene new rising star María Forqué. Formidable– Formidable magazine’s motto is a life less ordinary, so what makes life less ordinary? Maria Forque- when the unexpected happens.   F– What film or book

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MARÍA FORQUÉ

Formidable Magazine gets up close with art scene new rising star María Forqué. Formidable– Formidable magazine’s motto is a life less ordinary, so what makes life less ordinary? Maria Forque- when the unexpected happens.   F– What film or book

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