POP STRAM is the registered trademark of the new artistic movement created in 2014. It was made known through the POP STRAM Manifesto. During 2015, two exhibitions were held in Spain to disseminate the aforementioned Manifesto. The first in the association of artists Nauart of Barcelona (SPAIN) and the second in the Factory Art gallery in Mojacar, Almeria (SPAIN). The same year two works are exhibited in the exhibition BDC (Barcelona Drawing City) in Paris (FRANCE).
POP STRAM is a trademark registered by its creator, which performs a particular and free fusion of Strange elements and Pop art to express feelings and emotions shared with all humanity.
The Estrambotismo movement was created by the artist from Girona (CATALUÑA, SPAIN) Joan Fuster and was inherited by the painter, also from Girona, Quim Hereu, who received this legacy in testament upon the death of its creator. Ciscu Tamayo had the privilege of being with Quim Hereu and seeing his colossal work “The Birth of Venus”. Surprised by the lack of notoriety of the style and the work, he chose to join the Estrambotismo style. After performing various works using the Estrambotismo style, contemporary reflections of the artist, and a “little bit of magic” including elements of the Pop style, POP STRAM was born.
Like most artists, Ciscu Tamayo searched for his personal way of creating and expressing his thoughts, moving away from a simple copy of reality. After many years of painting from his own photographs of landscapes and human figures, searching the way to free himself but on his way he did not identify with abstraction. The Estrambotismo movement allowed him to break with reality, freeing his imagination and creativity.
After a visit of the artist to the ghost town of Belchite, something magical happens to him, he is forced to create his first POP STRAM work. In the piece, a bizarrely wounded spirit of civil war is comforted by a fairy who offers him a canned Coke. In the presentation of the work to the Cultural Team The Walrus Hub, the originality of the form, the color and the inclusion of a popular brand was highlighted. With the second work Bellchite 2 the Pop Stram is consolidated. Both Pop Stram works were exhibited in a gallery in Paris where they were well received. Since then, the artist continues to develop the Pop Stram style in new creations, and through the Presiding Foundation, he offers it as a style for all the artists who want to adopt it.
To this end, during this year, the I POP STRAM INTERNATIONAL PAINTING PRIZE will be created.