¨El saludo¨ -Requena, Spain 2018.
This wall is located next to the main Theater of Requena.
We could understand that what used to be a street is now a stage. The man on the street is an actor who seems to settle for mediocre roles. We are not authentics, we can presume to live a state similar to freedom, since being nothing it allow us to become anything. Be taken into account but keep hiding our true face. It is always a game, a game of and between appearances.
The study of roles has a long history in Western thought. One of the oldest Western ideas about human society is to conceive society itself as a theater.
This image represents the greeting that an actor makes at the end of a play. Every day that takes place on the street gives rise to a new play in which each and every one of us turn out to be a protagonist.
Soon I will have the honor to take part for third time in Nuart, this next one for @nuartaberdeen. Nuart was the second festival I was invited to in 2011 when I was just starting with my project as Hyuro. Big thanks to Martyn Reed for keep trusting in my work since then, this means to me a lot more than a painted wall. xx
At night time... Requena, Spain 2018.
detail...Aberdeen, Scotland 2018 for @nuartaberdeen
Today’s conversation with the best @epricco from @juxtapozmag for @nuartaberdeen (pic by @sashabogojev )
In favor of freedom expression and against censorship in Spain.
¨Recuperem La Punta, aturem la ZAL¨- La punta, Valencia, Spain 2018.
La Punta is a neighborhood located in the south of Valencia city, known for its historic and traditional orchards. Despite being recognized as a "non-developable area of special protection", it has been victim of repeated abuses by administrations. Its natural environment and social fabric have been badly damaged by the unstoppable advance of the port were neighbors were expelled for an alleged expansion that never arrived. The "Logistics Activities Zone" project (ZAL) it implied going over their protection, expelling a hundred families from their homes, judicially and physically harassed, an assault that included an accelerated and unjustified expulsion of residents, the destruction of barracks, farmhouses, ditches, cultivated plots and the conversion of the entire area into a shameful solar that remains unused after 14 years.
The resistance of the neighbors did not serve to stop the destruction of 70 ha of productive orchard, but to paralyze the ZAL. Three judgments of the Superior Court of Justice annulled the project.
Recently, however, the procedures have been put in place to reactivate the ZAL Plan.
The action of throwing tomatoes universally means rejection, this wall speaks about rejection to all these unbridled urban projects, predators, driven by their own interests without taking into account the life and rights of the people.
Special thanks to @escif who collaborated with this project and put together this great line up of artists, was an honoured for me to be part of them. Thanks to all the people that organized, manage, help and accompany us throughout these days. Thanks to all the neighbors for the love and strength, this strugles are the ones that keep us together. xx
Was an honored to be part of this great line up of artists supporting a nice cause. Big thanks to @escif and everyone involved in this project.
detail...for Sensemurs- Recuperem La Punta, aturem la ZAL- La Punta, Valencia, Spain 2018.
“ That thin line “ 60x60cm. Oil on canvas. 2017