June 15, 2016

CHARON IN A DESERT OF SOULS / MURAL

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Quick mural painted in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2016

Mural inspired by Charon from Greek Mythology, the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead.
A coin used to be paid to Charon for passage, usually an obolus or danake, was sometimes placed in or on the mouth of a dead person. The people who could not pay the fee, or those whose bodies were left unburied, had to wander the shores for one hundred of years.

In this case I illustrated Charon carrying a "rich Soul" through a desert of desires and hopes created by "lost souls" that they couldn't afford their payment to the afterlife because they didn't had a life chord similar to the religious and economic canons established by the society where only capitalism, consumerism and banal beliefs look survive and bring us to the heaven.
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Mural realizado en Amsterdam, Paises Bajos. 2016

Mural inspirado por Caronte de la mitología griega, el barquero de Hades que lleva las almas de los recién fallecidos a través el río Estigia y Acheron que dividieron al mundo de los vivos del mundo de los muertos.
Una moneda solia pagarse a Caronte para el paso, por lo general un óbolo o danake, a veces se coloca en o sobre la boca de una persona muerta. Las personas que no podían pagar la cuota, o aquellos cuyos cuerpos fueron dejados sin enterrar, tuvieron que vagar por las orillas de un centenar de años.

En este he ilustrado a Caronte llevando una "rica alma" a través de un desierto de deseos y esperanzas creadas por "almas perdidas" que no podían permitirse el pago a la otra vida porque no tenían un acorde de vida similar a la canones religiosos y  económicos establecidos por la sociedad en la que sólo el capitalismo, el consumismo y creencias banales parecen sobrevivir y nos lleve a los cielos.

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June 1, 2016

BEARER OF GROWTH REASON / PAINTING

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Acrilic and enamel on linen canvas 70x50 cm. 2016

Painting inspired by the logarithmic spiral or growth spiral. This spiral appears everywhere in the nature, for example the arms of spiral galaxies are approximately logarithmic spirals, tropical cyclones such as hurricanes, also form logarithmic spirals and in in biology, there are many structures approximately equal to the logarithmic spiral.

Jacob Bernoulli wrote that the logarithmic spiral can be used as a symbol or strength and perseverance in adversity, or as a symbol of the human body, which, after all the changes and mutations, even after death, will be restored his perfect and accurate Being.
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Acrílico y esmalte sobre lienzo de lino 70x50 cm. 2016

Pintura inspirada por la espiral logarítmica o espiral de crecimiento. Esta espiral aparece por todas partes en la naturaleza, por ejemplo, los brazos de las galaxias espirales son aproximadamente espirales logarítmicas, los ciclones tropicales, como los huracanes, también forman espirales logarítmicas y en biología son frecuentes las estructuras aproximadamente iguales a la espiral logarítmica. 

Jakob Bernoulli escribió que la espiral logarítmica puede ser utilizada como un símbolo, bien de fortaleza y constancia en la adversidad, o bien como símbolo del cuerpo humano, el cual, después de todos los cambios y mutaciones, incluso después de la muerte, será restaurado a su Ser perfecto y exacto.

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May 7, 2016

MALAKKAI - SKOUNT / MURAL

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Quick and fun wall painted with my friend Malakkai few days ago at Flevopark, Amsterdam.

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May 1, 2016

LEVITATION / MURAL

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Quick mural painted at Flevopark in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Inspired by the concept of levitation, this mural represents a state of mind, where our hidden feelings and desires from our inner universe provide an upward force that counteracts the weight of the social rol established.

Keeping our thoughts in a state between what we are (identity) and patterns of behavior that society imposes and it hopes of an individual.
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Inspirado en el concepto de levitación, este mural representa un estado de la mente, donde nuestros sentimientos ocultos y deseos de nuestro universo interior proporcionan una fuerza ascendente que contrarresta el peso del rol social establecido.

Manteniendo nuestros pensamientos en un estado entre lo que somos (identidad) y los patrones de comportamiento que impone la sociedad y se espera de un individuo.

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April 28, 2016

MIND'S WANDERLUST / PAINTING

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New print release!
After I’ve been traveling a few months in different countries from different continents, I am happy to announce the release of this new limited edition print inspired by my trips, and on the idea how experiences, feelings and emotions lived on the travels feed our minds and make us grow more as a person.
How discovering new places, cultures and traditions make us learn and understand everything better and keep our mind fresh.

Giclee print, Archival ink on 310gsm Hahnemüle bright white watercolor paper, 50x70 cm
Numbered and signed on front
Edition of 40, with authenticity certificate
120€
Includes free shipping in Europe

All enquiries or purchase: info@skountworks.com

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April 17, 2016

TEMPELHOF / MURAL

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Mural painted in Tempelhof, Berlin.
Collaboration with my friends Kera and Sokaruno

The historic airport of Tempelhof in Berlin, closed on 2008 to the passengers after about 80 years in service and reopened as a recreational park in 2015. Now it is slated to become one of the biggest refugee camps in Europe. Already the former aircraft hangers are occupied by a few thousand refugees, mostly from Syria. By the end of the year the former airport grounds are expected to house nearly 7000.

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