About Lucas
Lucas Levitan is an illustrator today, filmmaker last week, photographer last month and art director last year. A new cycle might start again soon. A few years ago, whilst lunch break walking on Redchurch Street in East London, a brick fell from the 4th floor scaffolding of a building site and missed his head by millimeters. It made him think he should be doing more or what he loves, drawing. It was a turning point. That same moment he went back to the office he used to work for and resigned. Now he’s lost and happier.
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Current city: Madrid
Lucas Levitan is an illustrator today, filmmaker last week, photographer last month and art director last year. A new cycle might start again soon. A few years ago, whilst lunch break walking on Redchurch Street in East London, a brick fell from the 4th floor scaffolding of a building site and missed his head by millimeters. It made him think he should be doing more or what he loves, drawing. It was a turning point. That same moment he went back to the office he used to work for and resigned. Now he’s lost and happier.
 
For those who like looking without truly seeing, walking without thinking and see themselves as mere useful cogs - benches are, in fact, useless objects in a big city. However, for many Spanish people, benches are the last paradise for contemplation and hope in places where there is no time for such 'waste'. Benches are an invitation to stop. They are a place to turn our backs to cars, buses and motorbikes and watch inwards. Benches take us to invisible places inside our heads. They help us watch passers-by as if we are watching a movie. A movie featuring real, everyday characters. And those sitting are actors as well. They become both audience to and player in a huge live theatre. The drama is built frame by frame, minute by minute. This is the way that life passes for those who contemplate the invisible. The bench helps us to look outwards to the city and inwards to ourselves, and to watch the great cinema that is the city. And a city like Madrid is full of amazing stories. foto by Eneida Serrano
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Though you might say the city is full of colors, from Velazquez's tones of greys to Miro's vivid strokes and shapes. From Goya's darkness to Picasso's blues, Rastro's potency and variety of people and fabrics, or even shop windows for tourists full of Sevillanas and colorful magnets - the biggest canvas is above all of us. It's hard to beat the intense blue of Madrid's sky. I have no idea if Giotto has been here, but I'm pretty sure he was inspired by Madrid's sky to paint Padua's chapel's ceiling. The smoothest blue of Madrid's sky lies in contrast with the dryness and ocre buildings and landscape gives me torticollis. The colors may vary from mediterranean sea, Yves Klein Blue and Pantone 293C. It doesn't matter how it's defined - it is, for me, a boost of cheerfulness in any place and mindset I find myself in. I won't be able to touch or reach the blueness of this sky, but it touches me. Deeply. And I happily allow it.
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Anaisa Franco is an artist creating electronic sculptures that interconnect the physical with the digital; she is interested in re-signifying concepts of psychology by providing behaviors, imagination and feelings for the sculptures. She has been working and living between Spain and São Paulo, Brazil, where she came from. She studied first Visual Arts in São Paulo, and then moved to England to do a Master in Art and Technology, since then she started traveling around producing works in Medialabs and residences for artists.
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Madrid based photographer.
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I dream therefore I am 
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Designer & Creative Director currently living in Madrid
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Rebeka Arce is an independent multidisciplinary designer and art director based in Madrid working with a diverse range of brands and partners across multiple audiovisual platforms, specialising in flexible identity design systems, moving & still image creation and both editorial and digital design. She works across disciplines to bring to life meaningful and dynamic design solutions combining traditional graphic design elements with illustration and photography. Her work is shaped by an interest in holistic design solutions, experimental but functional typography and playful colour combinations. Living and working in different cities like Berlin, Bilbao, Barcelona and Madrid has helped her appreciate cultural diversity, getting inspiration from nature trips, people stories, the rhythm of the cities, the covers of Motown records and the sound of ambient music. Rebeka's passion and personal approach to design has giving her the opportunity to work and collaborate with studios, production companies and agencies such as McCann, Brand Union, Studio Maven Berlin, Espadaysantacruz, Fragmento Universo, Pleid Studio, Supperstudio, The Mood Project, Lalivingston and many others and clients ranging from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Vodafone, Schweppes, Mercedes Benz, Pull&Bear, L'Oréal, Madrid City council, fashion brands and international musicians. She is also a teacher at MrMarcel School and IED Madrid. Rebeka´s kept an online photo diary since 2009, chipped a tooth with a beer bottle, drunk Norwegian cow's milk in the Arctic Circle and has taught karate to kids. Her next goal is to learn how to make her grandma's croquettes. If you want to know more: hello@rebekaarce.com
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