„Valeria, A young Girl from a young Family“ – Mural by Street Artist Guido Van Helten in Ecatepec // Mexico

Die imposanten Murals des aus Melbourne stammenden Street Artists Guido Van Helten sind mittlerweile auf der ganzen Welt zu finden. Inspiration zu seinen Artworks findet der Künstler in der Regel in alten Fotografien, welchen er in Form von überdimensionalen, monochromen Wallart-Portraits neues Leben schenkt. Die Filmemacherin Selina Miles widmete dem talentierten Australier erst kürzlich ein sehr sehenswertes Video-Portrait. Mit „Valeria, A young Girl from a young Family“ lieferte Van Helten soeben eine weiteres Masterpiece in seinen ganz persönlichen Stil im mexikanischen Ecatepec ab. Einige Aufnahmen des Murals und was der Künstler selbst dazu verlauten ließ, gibt’s direkt hier unten. Enjoy:

My work in Ecatepec is painted at station number 6 of a new cable car project opening this September. In contrast to problems faced here there exists many positives to life in this city. Ecatepec is a place of contrasts and my experience working on two separate locations show a welcoming and strong community spirit, streets full of life and colourful houses decorated from a previous social project to change the once completely grey landscape. This spirit combined with investment equals hope and change, and here i attempt to demonstrate through the painting of young local ‘Valeria, a young girl from a young family’ and the right for young women to grow up safe in there home town with a safe future. The cable car project signifies the beginning of investment in a traditionally neglected area of Estado de Mexico promoting the beginning of social change. This building signifies that hope and in this I have attempted to fuse this representation within this structure. Her position as a position of safety that can be seen from the surrounding hillsides and a place of change for the future. – Guido Van Helten


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