Remember “End of the Age of Walls” a few weeks ago? (here). Well, AEC from the popular former duo Interesni Kazki published today a few images of his latest mural in Mexico City.

Titled “Icarus”and painted for The Beauty Project Mexico, the new mural depicts the myth of Icarus who helplessly falls from the sky. Probably making reference to heartless corporate power, AEC’s Icarus wears a suit. His wings are on fire and, as he falls head first into the void, he loses his briefcase and human mask. He is not human, but rather a cold blue steel faced figure, a robot.

Unlike most of AEC’s usual imagery, the scene is presented against a dark and plain grey background. Maybe to highlight the meaning of his Icarus? Unfortunately he didn’t add any description to the wall this time, so I guess it is up to us to find meaning in it. What would be your interpretation?

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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.