Catalan artist Morano was born in 1978 in Barcelona’s historic Hospital de Sant Pau to parents who emigrated from Andalusia. Within a year his family relocated from central Barcelona to a working-class suburb on the periphery of the city. Hemmed in by industrial estates and removed from the natural world, drawing and painting emerged as tools for self-exploration and expression.
In the early 90s Morano and a crew of local kids took their drawing and painting onto the streets and also into the empty interiors of abandoned industrial buildings. The vast textured walls of derelict tanneries, textile mills and appliance manufacturing plants became canvases for graffiti inspired by skate culture and vinyl record cover illustrations.