Artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada creates a monumental heart at the Parc dels Pins, in Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Barcelona,) and the city’s multiculturalism beats through its veins.
The inspiration for this project came when thinking of Santa Coloma de Gramenet as an essence, a heart, a CŎR where different stories, different hearts live together. A united city with 114 different nationalities, which are also a representation of its essence.
More than 90 liters of polyurethane, anti-slip, long-lasting paint was used to create the artwork. It took 10 long days and the help of 3 assistants to cover a total area of 1,500 square meters.
Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a multidisciplinary contemporary artist born in Cuba in 1966, and raised in the United States. His work is mainly created at large scale in urban spaces around the world such as the United States, Morocco, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Argentina, France, the UK, Spain, etc.