Artwork by Bárbara Patán
Fine Arts UCM Aranjuez, course 2011-12

Locksmiths in Madrid have used small stickers to advertise their services for decades. Since the presence of these stickers has always been tolerated, they tend to accumulate in small compositions, with increasingly gaudy shapes and colours.

Although the stickers appear all over the city, the lack of graffiti affords them greater visibility in upmarket areas, such as the one where these photographs were taken.