Undiscovered Talent – Artist of the month Pedro Poyatos

Many of our readers appreciate good artists so we would like to begin a series of articles featuring the most interesting contemporary talent in the visual arts.

The first artist that we’d like to feature is Pedro Poyatos. He comes from Spain, the very same land that gave birth to genius painters like Velazquez, Picasso, Dali, and many others. Could Pedro be one of the bunch? Well, while his work certainly resembles cubist genius Juan Gris sometimes, we’ll leave the decision to you.

Pedro’s works distillate a unique style. To me, it definitely has something in common with cubism. At the same time, he uses bold lines and vibrant color palettes, so his works remind me of some African contemporary artists. Pedro uses urban and contemporary subjects to express his vision of the world, bringing to life very interesting ‘busy’ scenes that could take place in any city of the world.


Pedro Poyatos was born in 1978 in Granada, Spain. After living several periods in different cities in Spain his family finally settled in Malaga, a port city by the sea.

From a very early age, his favourite toy was a pencil. He constantly painted with it over anything he could reach (piece of paper, book, table, clothes or even an entire wall) to his parents’ surprise and distress. They had no choice but sending Pedro to study arts with several crafts masters, before he was old enough to enter University, where he finally graduated in painting.

In 1999, he founded the artistic movement “Dynamic Geometrism” with some university fellows. He left soon that movement to investigate what he calls “Geometric Holism”.

He has worked in different fields including design, advertising, and illustration. His drawings and paintings have been used in advertising campaigns, record covers, clothes designs, etc. He has also worked in interior decoration projects and mural paintings. If you are lucky enough to check out in the coolest bars in Granada, you will be lucky to check entire buildings painted by Pedro’s hand.
His versatility turns his painting into an amazing compendium of combined styles, very difficult to categorize him.
The result is an eclectic painting with an own universe: very personal and easily recognizable, half-way between the abstract and the figurative, between form and the content, deepness and two-dimensionality, reality and dream.
At the moment, he lives and works in Malaga, where he has his studio. He illustrates, designs, and most of all he paints.

His grandmother regards him as a genius.

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