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Curious Characters — Outside and Inside: Digo Diego, José Leonilson, Michael Alan, Ron Abram and Troy Lovegates

The curiously captivating couple pictured above was painted by Spanish artist Digo Diego for Muros Tabacalera on a former tobacco factory in Madrid, Spain. Several more curious characters — some seen outside on the streets, others inside a varied range of spaces — follow:

The late Brazilian artist José Leonilson, O Pescador de Palavras (The Word Fisher) as seen in his solo exhibit, Empty Man, on view through February 3 at Americas Society in Manhattan

Brooklyn-based artist and performer Michael Alan, as seen during studio visit

Philadelphia-based multidisciplinary artist Ron Abram, — One of Seven Ravens, as seen in his solo exhibit, El Ambiente, on view through January 13 at Taller Puertoriqueño in North Philly

Self-taught artist Troy Lovegates, as seen in Toronto

Photos of artworks by Lois Stavsky