„Kaitiaki & Hapu“ – Neue Murals von Street Art-Ikone Fin Dac in Neuseeland
Zu Beginn des neunen Jahres beschert uns der gute Fin Dac direkt zwei brandneue Murals. Die irische Street Art-Ikone verbrachte die letzten Wochen Down Under und fertigte neue Pieces in Neuseeland. Im vergangenen Jahr durften wir bekanntlich dope Wallart-Kreationen vom Meister in Los Angeles, London, Bratislava, San Francisco und Tahiti bestaunen (Features). Die neusten Werke aus der bekannten „Hidden Beauty“-Serie namens „Kaitiaki“ (z.dt. = Beschützer) und „Hapu“ (z.dt. = Familie & Schwangerschaft) fertigte der gute Fin Dac kürzlich in Christchurch und Mount Maunganui. Direkt hier unten lassen sich die beiden neuen Pieces in Augenschein nehmen. Just have a look + Happy Monday:
Irish Street Artist Fin DAC has spent the last few weeks of 2017 and the first of 2018 down under in New Zealand painting at festivals in both Mount Maunganui and Christchurch both organised by Street Prints. Like his previous trip to The Mount 2 years ago, the globetrotting artist focussed his work on the local Maori culture, painting 2 murals with themes of ‘family’ and ‘protection’. His Mount mural: Hapu (a Maori word that can mean ‘family’ and ‘pregnant’) features 2 ‘firsts’ for the artist. A heavily pregnant mother, resplendent in traditional Maori clothing, with a young daughter in tow. It also cleverly references his previous mural at the Mount 2 years ago with a reflection in the eyes. The mural is another addition to his ‘Hidden Beauty’ series but he tells us it can be found somewhere on Maunganui Road. For his Christchurch mural: Kaitiaki (the Maori word for ‘guardian’) the artist chose to use elements of Maori culture, mythology and ornithology to highlight a ‘warning’ and ‘protection’ theme for the earthquake-torn city that is in the process of rebuilding. The mural features another of Fin DAC’s efforts to make murals stand out from the wall or surface with strategically positioned cut-out feathers rising above the buildings rooftop. And it also again features a particular eye reflection but this time to his ‘Hapu’ mural detailed above.