- Street Art by Boa Mistura during SCARPIA XII. Ecosystems of art and of society
As is their way, pursuing the concept of participatory art the Boa Mistura artists involved the locals to create six murals, each of which summarises community life in a single word.
They also used words to get across a sense of belonging to the inhabitants in their Brazilian project in the favelas, but in this case, the words are all the same colour: blue. A colour that stands out on the white walls of the two towns: El Carpio, where we find “Sosiego” and “Serenidad” and Maruanas, decorated with the words “Calma”, “Remanso”, “Claridad” and “Luz”.
The anamorphic art plays with the viewer who being confronted with the word from their own particular perspective is encouraged to explore the location more carefully, perhaps seeking the more profound meaning of the painted words.
Another Street Art work, again characterised by the motto of this group of artists, that use art as a medium of “urban acupuncture”, to maximise the setting and to set up a link between the context and its inhabitants, too often indifferent to their environment.
Project: Boa Mistura http://boamistura.com
Location: El Carpia, Maruanas – Cordobà, Spain
Photos: Courtesy of Boa Mistura