Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2016
Commissioned mural by Street Art Today for "Street art / urban contemporary art Museum" from Amsterdam.
This mural is inspired by the legends of the X ts'unu'um (Hummingbird in Maya) and the relationship of the human with the nature and the celestial.
All the cultures that have existed in our history have bequeathed us their most intimate experience through symbolic language. To relate to the spiritual world, and to synthesize that mystical relationship with life through the symbol, is fundamental for the encounter between the divine and the human.
In this mural I have illustrated a hand (as a symbol of blessing and protection) with a drawn circle, holding a human entity, since above all the symbolic cosmos, the circle arises, like the wheel of life that spins the whole nature, with its cycles, its rhythms and its eternal movement. It is, therefore, the totality, the integrity and the realization.
At the same time I have also illustrated some hummingbirds, according to some Mayan legends, are the ones in charge of transporting the thoughts and desires of the men and at the same time they collect the souls to guide them to the Paradise, since the man, when dying, leaves the body in the Earth but the soul continues its existence; It detaches and flies into a flower. This is because they fly from flower to flower.
So this mural represents a cycle of the passage of our spiritual feeling, the relationship of the soul with the Earth, humanity, and our belonging to a greater whole than ourselves.
Thanks to Peter, Nick and Ilja to make it happens
Almagro, Spain. 2016
This mural is a surreal representation of the layers generated by the passage of time in our inner selves and that are part of our identity.
Over the years, we live different situations, both good and bad, meet different people, we visit different places and we draw on different emotions and feelings generated by everything around us. All this is saved in our memory and subconscious, stored in layers that shape and draw our inner universe, thus forming our identity and making us who we are.
Sydney, Australia. 2015
Mural painted for "Sunday walls" event at Good space gallery.
Collinwood, Melbourne, Australia. 2015
This mural is part of “Projections: Internal Latent” series
In this case I painted a metaphorical inner portrait of our real hidden feelings, thoughts or desires; represented by our inner color and universe formed by everything that surround us, everything is part of us and we are part of everything, it influences us and makes us who we are.
Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, Australia 2015
Mural painted in collaboration with Fuzeillear.
Curated by The Design creative conferences
Würzburg, Germany. 2015
Mural painted for Street Meet festival at Mainfranken Theater.
Inspired by an old photography took by James Lafayette of Sarah Bernhardt performing Hamlet around 1900.
Since the first time that I saw this photo, for me was really poetic, see in a photo a woman with really special life, intense, hard, full of difficulties and finally satisfactory life; performing Hamlet on the scene of the soliloquy “To be or not to be”.
For me this image is an icon of overcoming spirit of a person and always I wanted to do a personal interpretation of this photography.
"HAMLET: To be, or not to be–that is the question:Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous fortuneOr to take arms against a sea of troublesAnd by opposing end them. To die, to sleep–No more–and by a sleep to say we endThe heartache, and the thousand natural shocksThat flesh is heir to. ‘Tis a consummationDevoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep–To sleep–perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub,For in that sleep of death what dreams may comeWhen we have shuffled off this mortal coil,Must give us pause. There’s the respectThat makes calamity of so long life.For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,Th’ oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumelyThe pangs of despised love, the law’s delay,The insolence of office, and the spurnsThat patient merit of th’ unworthy takes,When he himself might his quietus makeWith a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,To grunt and sweat under a weary life,But that the dread of something after death,The undiscovered country, from whose bournNo traveller returns, puzzles the will,And makes us rather bear those ills we haveThan fly to others that we know not of?Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,And thus the native hue of resolutionIs sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,And enterprise of great pitch and momentWith this regard their currents turn awryAnd lose the name of action. – Soft you now,The fair Ophelia! – Nymph, in thy orisonsBe all my sins remembered."
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616)
Almagro, Spain. 2014
Mural inspired by Spanish conqueror Diego de Almagro (Almagro, Spain, 1475 - Cuzco, Peru, 1538), who participated in the conquest of Peru and is officially considered the discoverer of Chile and also the first European to reach the current territory of Bolivia.
Having a dark childhood and because of being an unwanted child, he took the name of Almagro. With the age of 29 he arrived the New World in the age of 29, looking to save his honor, being explorer and one of the first Europeans to have a child with a native Indian.
He later received the title of captain and participated in the conquest of Peru Alongside Pizarro having to distribute treasures, which caused friction between Them, and Almagro was devoted thereafter to the exploration of the southern territories of the Inca Empire, in the current Chile, to the Aconcagua valley. In 1535, Emperor Charles I rewarded with the governorship of New Toledo, south of Peru, and the title of advance in the lands beyond Lake Titicaca.
On his return to Peru, in 1537, Almagro occupied the city of Cuzco, considering that belonged to his rule.This sparked a bloody clash between Almagro and Pizarro ended with the victory of the Pizarro brothers in the battle of Salinas, in April 1538. Made prisoner, Almagro was executed in July of that year.
This historic character is a clear example of how the human being in search of better life, new experiences and knowledge, can become corrupted by power and greed, causing death and even attract own death.
Würzburg, Germany. 2014
Mural painted for StreeMeet festival.
Inspired by Rembrandt´s painting (Isaac and Rebecca) Skount illustrated on the mural two people in a marriage, transcending beyond physical in which both show their inner universe (in metaphorical sense), giving rise to a single universe that they share in a reciprocal manner.