Borondo is now in Madrid where he recently painted this wonderful mural consisting of a double portrait.
Hands on their backs, almost like handcuffed, the two figures stand back to the viewer. On their backs we can almost read “Ayun… …adrid”, maybe “Ayuntamiento de Madrid” referring to the city’s name?
Only heads and hands are painted with dedication, the rest of their bodies and clothes seems unfinished, like a sketch, what matters here is who they are and which situation they are confronted to…
As in the rest of Borondo’s oeuvre his human figures seem somehow unfinished and provided with a colour palette that adds a certain melancholy to his work, but unlike many of his others mural we can this time recognise the faces of those portrayed adding maybe a new meaning to this work.
There is no doubt that Borondo has crossed some boundaries when it comes to Street Art where his style, based in classical painting techniques, is certainly an uncommon sight.
If you are lucky enough to be around, this new mural can be found at Marqués de Viana.
Pics via San
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