Sergio Hidalgo Paredes, aka Sixe Paredes, is a Spanish contemporary artist born in San Andres, Barcelona in 1975. His colorful paintings, rich in sensitivity, are a balanced mix of abstract and figurative art, a universe endowed with vivid shapes and symbols, depicting simplicity and complexity at the same time. Sixe Paredes, formerly known as Sixeart, started scrawling his name on the walls of his native Barcelona, in the late ’80s, when graffiti was still a novelty in Spain. Despite lacking a formal artistic training, he decided to add a paintbrush and canvas to his usual tools, leading to great effect. In the mid-90s he also developed his multidisciplinary talents in the fields of sculpture and studio painting.