Born in 1987 in Malaga, Spain. Lives and works in Madrid, Spain.
Multidisciplinary artist Julio Anaya Cabanding’s approach to painting reimagines the
relationships between the artwork, the artist, the viewing public, and the institution.
Combining technical skills that demonstrate an admiration for established masters with an irreverent process honed in collaborations with street artists, Anaya Cabanding’s publicly—though often, inaccessibly—displayed trompe l’oeil paintings, as well as the photographic documentation of these works, are extensions of a performative practice that engages museum masterpieces in transhistorical dialogues. Anaya Cabanding’s works provoke questions not only about authorship, authenticity, and ownership, but also about embedded power structures that influence who gets to experience, consume, and determine the value of art.