innerfields_artunitedus_kiev_1The mural art project ArtUnitedUs has had a very busy season so far since they started earlier this year, bringing to Kiev some of the most prominent figures of the street art scene today.
Among these is the Berlin-based artist collective Innerfields, consisting of German artists Holger Weißflog geb. Stumpf, Jakob Bardou and Veit Tempich, who painted this lovely mural titled “Present“ featuring a woman hugging the cut out shape of a man with an arrow in his back. Although the person she hugs isn’t really present, it is in her heart and mind.
The mural speaks about that balance between presence and absence of someone. It‘s telling a story about being close and missing something, dealing as well with desire and interpersonal relations. The arrow symbolises both love and pain, because it has the potential to hurt us, and well, to be honest, both do. The arrow has also the power to give and take, it symbolises destiny. But as explained by the artists, it is important for them that it is the viewer that gives the piece meaning based on their own cultural baggage.
The work was curated by Geo Leros and Iryna Kanishcheva and photographed by @dronarium.
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Author: Fran

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.