I just got a few images of Francisco Bosoletti‘s new mural, recently painted in his hometown Armstrong in Santa Fe, Argentina.
Painted for the Campo en Blanco project and titled “Cimarron”, the new mural is and excellent example of Bosoletti’s work characterised by the use of the female figure and his continuous exploration of settings and scenarios hiding behind the surface of the wall and its surrounding space.
To describe his mural Bosoletti added the following text (Spanish only I am afraid):
Abandono, fuga, evasión, partida, distancia, deserción…
¿Cuantas pueden ser las razones repentinas por las que se decide, o se es forzado, a dejar todo atrás?
Pocos momentos, de desesperación o euforia, donde uno tiene la posibilidad de llevar consigo solo algunas pocas cosas, no siempre las mas importantes. Aveces solo las primeras que se tienen en la mano o delante de los ojos.
El caso que decide la nueva geografía de los lugares que encontraremos se redibuja a través del caos del que nos alejamos, dejando huellas no siempre verdaderas de aquello que fuimos.
Una vida dócil y domesticada que migra hasta recuperar la posesión de sus caracteres originales y salvajes, hasta restablecer las reglas de territorios y comunidad.
La nostalgia de aquello que fuimos sin haberlo experimentado jamás. – Giuseppina Ottier
Cimarron, is a representation of nostalgia and abandon, excitement and hope. Sometimes we feel the urge or are forced to leave everything behind. It’s a desperate attempt for change in order to find out who we really are. I think I can totally relate to this.
About the Artist
Francisco Bosoletti was born and raised in Armstrong, a small town in Argentina, where he currently lives and works. He started his artistic development as a child in art studios. He then graduated in 2010 as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer in the city of Rosario. His works, based on their learning in the classic style, show a great interest in human representation, varying in technique as the surrounding environment. Bosoletti often mixes the tulip with the human figure that as a result are transformed into totems, signals, arrows, and warnings whose aim is to preserve an idea of coherent humanity within the pictorial metaphor.
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.