Sixe Paredes (Barcelona, 1975) began painting graffiti at the end of the 1980s. Then, during the 1990s he had his own studio, where he explored several art forms such as painting, sculpture and installations. Nature, his extensive travelling and his interest for ancient cultures are key traits of Sixe’s work. Particularly influential for him is pre-Hispanic Andean culture, whose age-old techniques of weaving or ceramic forming he has used in plenty of his pieces. His body of work can be described as an abstract universe of intense color, complex symbolism, geometric shapes and number cryptography. The unique and immediately recognizable aesthetics of his artwork connects the viewers with other realities.
Sixe’s work has been exhibited in public spaces and art galleries throughout the world. He probably became better known for the general public due to his participation in the 2008 exhibition “Street Art” at Tate Modern (London), in which he painted its building’s iconic river façade. He currently keeps combining public art interventions with his constant studio work.