Something colourful catching your eye as you walk past Wahaca Liverpool Street? Ricardo Cavolo, world renowned Spanish illustrators and muralists, took the restaurant walls as a blank canvas to create a permanent exhibition of his unique style.A graduate in Fine Arts from Salamanca University, he’s an artist with a unique imaginarium and a colourful iconography of tattooed souls, legends and fantastic nature unique to Spain.
Ricardo has exhibited in galleries such as Mad is Mad and Espacio Valverde in Madrid, Atomica Gallery (London) and Ó! Galeria (Porto), and has participated in art fairs like JustMadrid. But his turning point came when Cirque Du Soleil chose him to work on one of their artistic projects in Spain in 2010.
He has also worked for AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) and on record covers and sleeves for labels like Gran Derby Records and BOA Music. As an illustrator he has published with publishing houses such as SM, Periférica, Lunwerg, Límina (Italy) and Madriguera (Peru).
Amongst the books he has published, ‘Cocina Indie’ y ‘Cocina Pop’ together with the journalist Mario Suárez. He has his own graphic novel, ‘El desorganismo de Daniel Johnston’, and also his very own music encyclopedia of ‘100 artists I couldn’t live without’.
In 2012 he received the award for best cover from the magazine Yorokobu, and in 2013 and 2014 he was one of the artists invited to the Urban Trends Festival Festival of Madrid, MULAFEST. He has also worked on publicity campaigns for brands such as Nike, Converse, Dockers, Levi’s…, as well as working with Futbol Club Barcelona and has created murals for Urban Outfitters, Cirque du Soleil and Montreal Airport.
We have a signed copy of 101 Artists to listen before you die, to be in a chance of winning, simply reply to our instagram video of Ricardo’s work in progress with your name and we will pick a winner on 31st of August.