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Candid murals by street artist Escif respond skillfully to political questions and current events

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“Espoire” in Lozzi, France. All images © Escif, shared with permission

Street artist Escif ((before) uses muted color palettes and simple motifs to transform walls around his hometown of Valencia and other locations across Europe into astute reflections on capitalism, politics and society. He paints sparse scenes and objects with connections to their surroundings and current events, often relying on humor and wit to convey an underlying message. Although the Spanish artist has been working on drawings in his studio with his two-year-old son for much of the past year, his more recent works of art include a brick smashing an already damaged window, a military officer armed with a vaccine like a bazooka and a touching homage to the deceased street artist Hyurowho died last November.

Escif has just completed a streak in Corse and is traveling to Lithuania and Northern Italy for the next few months, which you can follow Instagram. Buy available prints his side.

“Aguja” in Valencia

A tribute to the late artist Hyuro in Valencia

“Break” in Charleroi, Belgium

Left: “Low Cost” in Valencia. Right: “Loaves”

“Metro” in Barcelona

#Humor
#murals
# public art
# location-specific
# Street art

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