Axel Void is still in Puerto Rico where he recently painted this new mural titled “Arecibo” in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
The new mural is a tribute to Arecibo, a small town that has been affected by unwanted urban changes that have forced people to leave town. Void explains the meaning of the mural as follows:
This wall is part of the “Mediocre” series. It’s an old photo that is hanging on the wall of a gym of the town. Arecibo is a small town on the north coast of the island. In the past years the states built shopping centers around the area. This closed all the small businesses of the area and forced people to leave the town because there were no more job opportunities. Now the town is practically a ghost town with a very beautiful and strong feeling of home from those who still remain there. It is surrounded by water with the sea on one side and a large river on the other and a beautiful reminiscent mix of architecture. I felt like the boxer represents a similar feeling, the local hero that at the moment gained popularity and perhaps signified pride but with time is forgotten and remains in the memory of some photo hanging on the wall. –Axel Void
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.