Stencils by Btoy adorn the entrance of Base Elements Gallery
Base Elements Gallery was founded in 2003 by Robert Burt and his wife Monica Riu. Robert is an American from Los Angeles who has a background in ceramic art. Monica is also an artist and the couple met in the United States before deciding to move to Barcelona. The gallery is situated in the heart of the Gothic quarter in a 19th century building and specializes in Street, Graffiti and Urban art. Barcelona is widely renowned for outstanding street art and graffiti and iconic names from the local scene such as Art Is Trash, Btoy, Pez, Zosen, and El Xupete are among the artists represented. The gallery is more than an exhibition space and serves as a creative hub for the local community. The medieval basement sometimes functions as a studio and workshop where visitors can see works being made by guest artists.