This wonderful mural by Axel Void was painted as part of the Raw Project in the José De Diego Middle School in Miami, Florida, a project that invited many artists from all over the world to extend the arts program at the school. The school is located in the Wynwood district, a gentrified area where according to Void the street art and fashion industry “have built a frivolous trend with the reputation of having the best murals in the world, but has rather become a circus in the pursuit of fame.” And well, he is totally right.
The mural explained by the artist:
The image of this wall is a still from “Mediocre”, a film about daily life that I’m currently making. In the still you can see an image of “Papa”, a six year old that is pushing his bicycle in the neighborhood of Overtown, Miami. This wall is an analysis on life from a quotidian, existencialist standpoint.
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Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.