When does an artist feel most free? For this artist, it was when he was high painting the ceiling of a church with his headphones on, enveloped by his creativity.

When you see art constructed from carefully placed colourful geometric shapes, one name springs to mind, Okuda San Miguel Erice. Born on November 19th 1980, in Santander, the artist is now based in Madrid where he obtained his BA in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid.

His works of art could be categorised as Pop Surrealism with a clear flavour of street art. His work often provokes controversies about existentialism, the meaning of life and the false freedom of capitalism.

An accomplished young artist, his works can be seen in streets and galleries around the world: India, Mali, Mozambique, United States, Japan, Chile, Brazil, Peru, South Africa, Mexico and the European continent among others.

The artist began painting the church on November 23 and spent 7 days to complete the artwork. The Skate Church was reopened to the public on December 10 and enjoyed the presence of professional skateboarder Danny Leon, who had the mission to be the first one to ride the renewed temple.

Interview of Okuda San Miguel on the artists journey

There is no doubt that this is the most important work in Okuda’s career to date, painting on one of the most characteristic media in art history; a creative expression that has quickly become a landmark of cultural convulsion promoting new spaces for contemporary art expression.

PRESENT:

From now on the church is open for visits of skaters who want to practice in a unique skate park, and also for contemporary art enthusiasts to witness an unprecedented conquest of urban art. All of it in an amazing location in the north of Spain (Asturias), just minutes away from some of the best beaches in Spain for surfing, and from awesome mountains to practice sky. For all you art lovers out there, this Skate Church is definitely a place of to visit!

Pictures above credited to Elchino Pomares Kaos Temple in the Making.

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The artist began painting the church on November 23 and spent 7 days to complete the artwork. The Skate Church was reopened to the public on December 10 and enjoyed the presence of professional skateboarder Danny Leon, who had the pleasure to be the first one to skate at the renewed temple.

Kaos Temple

Photo credited to Elchino Pomares

Opening of Kaos Temple

Photo credited to Elchino Pomares

Opening of Kaos Temple

Photo credited to Elchino Pomares

Opening of Kaos Temple

Photo credited to Elchino Pomares

Kaos Temple

Photo credited to Elchino Pomares

Kaos Temple

Photo credited to Elchino Pomares

Kaos Temple

Kaos Temple

Photo credited to Elchino Pomares

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Photo credited to Elchino Pomares

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