La Foresta is changing with every season as the real forest does. Every new spring, summer, autumn and winter it celebrates changing seasons of nature and of our lives. As snow melts away, as buds turn into leaves, as leaves start to change colour, as they fly away with the wind, as new buds are born - at the turn of each season we invite a different artist to create a portrait of la Foresta in summer, autumn, spring or winter. Each creator's image will represent la Foresta online for three months and later will become part of the permanent Museum of Seasons. During these three months Visual Strolls becomes an online gallery, a visual viewing room, exhibiting the work of the invited artist.
We are interested in a larger context of art and creativity in society, in looking at these in a broader sense, as forces that change our state of attention. That’s why we started Visual Strolls. We want to invite you to join us and never stop looking at the world from new perspectives, as it unfolds around and inside of us, as one state of being is continuously being replaced by another. We love contemplating the world anew through the eyes of the artists. To continue reading our reflections on arts entering life click here.
WINTER this year is brought to la Foresta by Diego Mallo, a visual artist and illustrator based in Barcelona. Diego’s work is a celebration of visual poetry, experimentation and interdisciplinary influences. Whether in his illustrations, book covers or artworks you are sure to frequently find attentive captures of expressiveness of human gesture, ironic observations of everyday life, or tender meeting between inner and outer worlds. Feel invited to stroll through a forest of Diego’s studio below, in words and images, in encounters between first ideas, inspirations, surprises and some final works.
La Foresta Portrait by Diego Mallo: Winter
Cover image by Diego Mallo