Argentinian artist Francisco Bosoletti was recently involved in a pretty interesting project called ‘Ultraviolet”, organised in Naples, Italy, and  for which he created the amazing portrait of a homeless person using ultraviolet spray paint.

Titled ‘Speranza Nascosta’ (Hidden Hope), the new mural portrait aims to give a face to the many people who each day visit the facilities of  Centro “La Tenda”, a charitable association that welcomes, feeds and provides asylum to those who need it.
As explained by the artist, they are so many that a man need to wake up at 4:30 in the morning to prepare breakfast for them, and in the evenings they have to draw lots in order to get a warm place to sleep at.

As mentioned earlier, the mural was painted with ultraviolet paint which means that it requires a filter to be fully appreciated. The mural is invisible until we look beyond what is evident and we start seeing those we otherwise use to ignore.




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.