WALL LAB BY Roc Blackblock
Wall Lab’s latest edition was held during the month of June, and from Rebobinart we have been in charge of the production of this project.
Wall Lab is a Wallspot programme aimed at artistic experimentation in public spaces and the creation of long-lasting murals. The participating artists of this initiative are usually selected through an open call, but in this edition the selection has been made through a contest. During the lockdown period, Wallspot launched a contest via Instagram, open to all artists who are part of the platform. To participate, they had to submit a mural sketch along with the hashtag #WallspotEnCasa, and finally, from all the participants, Wallspot and Rebobinart selected three winning artists and Roc Blackbock was one of them.
Roc studied graphic design and illustration, and later began in the world of graffiti. His works have a social side, therefore becoming for him a communication channel to make various social issues and movements visible. This way, his murals manage to integrate perfectly with the reality of the territory.
For this edition of Wall Lab, Roc Blackblock depicted a work that represents the passage of time on a medium format wall. He chose this theme because it has a direct relationship with the confinement scenario that we have recently experienced. From this piece, the artist asks the viewer to stop and think about the concept of time, how we take advantage of it, and what are the things which really matter.
This concept of time and its transience is related to the Wall Lab project, which aims to provide Wallspot artists spaces where works have a durability between half a year and a year, unlike the rest of free walls, where the works are ephemeral.
Rebobinart, in addition to being in charge of the project’s production, provided the participants with all the necessary materials to perform their artwork as well as an artistic fee and a video interview along with a photographic compilation to promote the work of these artists.