Escif regularly works on the walls of Valencia, but good luck catching him – he has stayed anonymous for nearly twenty years since he started painting. Back in the late ’90, he came to the public attention with his black and white minimal design, as well as for his strange scenes that border anecdotes. Escif’s pieces are deceptively simple yet inspired to a point they cause strong responses from viewers. He uses any masonry surfaces as vertical or horizontal canvases – from small cracks in walls to huge pieces of architecture. It’s easy to imagine the real Escif as a caped man who runs as an invisible shadow during the night and seeks valid places to paint, all the while successfully avoiding police officers who haven’t been able to catch him for two decades. But despite that illustrative thought, Escif does not consider graffiti to be a guerilla technique, but more of an art of action, of performance. Be that as it may, his art is kinda aggressive – it uses simple lines and figures to send a clear and direct message. Escif usually comments on the aspects of capitalism, politics, the economy and other sensitive social issues that plague modern metropolis.