Torrevieja pays homage to late graffiti artist ‘House’

Torrevieja pays homage to late graffiti artist 'House'
‘HOUSE’ HOMAGE: Graffiti in Raul Sanchez’s memory at the Vicente Garcia football ground Photo credit: Torrevieja town hall

TORREVIEJA bade farewell to Raul Sanchez Araque, a nationally-recognised graffiti artist better known by his tag, House.

The “graffitero” whose sudden and unexpected death was announced recently, was the author of commissioned murals like the wall painting at Torrevieja’s municipal water deposit in Alto de la Casilla.

Raul’s outstanding works include a mural at the Santa Eulalia parish church in Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona) and others in sports stadiums, restaurants and discotheques throughout Spain.


His murals also decorate local schools, where he introduced the youngest pupils to art and was a regular participant in numerous initiatives carried out by the town hall’s Youth department.

On learning of his death, Raul’s friends and colleagues, who had arrived from all over the country, asked the town hall for a public space where they could pay their last respects to the artist.

The town hall agreed and they have now decorated the walls of the Vicente Garcia football ground in his memory.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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