The last time we talked about Octavi Arrizabalaga aka Aryz was more than a year ago, on the occasion of the presentation of the work Pugna.
Today we’re back to focus on the Spanish artist’s work because a few days ago he unveiled his giant artwork made for The Crystal Ship festival.
Officially born in 2016, The Crystal Ship was born from the mind of Bjørn Van Poucke who already for several years before the first edition, every year committed to calling different street artists asking them to transform the Belgian city of Ostend into an open-air museum.
Over the years, then, the festival has received more and more acclaim and to date, the participants of the past editions include names such as Axel Void, Paola Delfín, Escif, Miss Van, Sebas Velasco, Roa, Jaune and Strook.
For the 2020 edition, the event has been declined in a night version: from December 19 to January 3, The Crystal Ship by Night offers visitors a tour around the city to discover new and existing artworks illuminated in the dark of night.
Among the many artworks present, the one that has not gone unnoticed is, precisely, the one signed by Aryz. “El Auxilio“, is the title of the work installed inside the conservatory of the Kunstencampus aan Zee, at 35 Ieperstraat, and which depicts a frightened man holding a young woman who has lost consciousness, probably trying to bring her to safety. The question the artist is trying to answer with this work is, “When and where do you feel safe?”
Check out “El Auxilio” below and follow Aryz on Instagram to make sure you don’t miss his upcoming works.