" Born in a small town next to Barcelona, my name is Oriol Marquez Cateura aka URI KTHR. With 26 years old, i recently graduated Fine Arts career at University of Barcelona. Since I was a young kid, always practiced drawing and painting all by myself, and also like to hang out with friends to skate wherever police let us. When I was 16 the doctors diagnosed a rare knees illness so I had to stop skating. But never losing my contact with the urban culture. Some years later I started painting graffiti and murals around my town, and this became my job the last two years. I travelled as many times as I could before Covid, painting everywhere I’ve been, leaving some art pieces around Europe. This last year I customized my first surfboard, and I liked it so much. Since then I already painted a skateboard and I'm in the middle of the second one. My project is based on representing organic characters around the streets to fight the grey and poor urban landscapes the cities have. Also like representing a mix with dystopian landscapes and, fictitious and realistic scenarios that aim provoke some reflections on the current ecological problems. About the custom boards, I like giving the skateboards I used when I was young a second life, after their destruction make them become a piece of art and recycling them by the way. "