What about innovation in the field of street art ? Of course, all the works painted on the walls are different and are based on techniques specific to each artist. But in terms of innovation, we talk about original gimmicks employees to create new effects. And the case that we will present in this article is quite original to be mentioned ... and in addition it is in the city of Bayonne.
But the artists at its origin are not French but Spanish.María López and Javier de Riba, both of the studioReskate Arts & Crafts, had the idea to paint on the facade of a building on the squarePatxa. entitledHizkuntza, this mural represents a white whale on a black background. Nothing special therefore, except that night falls, the belly of the mammal appears a boat with 6 sailors.
Has the whale swallowed its hunters or does the work represent a metaphor for whalers in search of their prey? Anyway, this phosphorescent street art pays tribute to the Basque culture of the whaling which, reassure animal defenders, is no longer a regular activity since past agreements ... 1499, put in place because of the extinction of theEubalaena glacialis, scientific name of the North Atlantic right whale.
A hunt in close relationship with the culture of the region, since in the face of these new prohibitions and to provide for their needs, Basque sailors have explore new horizons, meeting new cultures and creating new languages such asBasque-Icelandic or again Basque-Algonquin.
A painting of history so significant and significant in terms of creativity since every night, on this place that makes regularly tribute to the local culturethis whale comes alive to remind people of the multi-cultural roots of their city and their traditions.
Imagined by:Reskate Arts & Crafts