Last Friday was the opening of Shadow Shining, Spanish artist Dourone‘s first solo exhibition at Galerie Orlinda Lavergne in Mulhouse, France, in occasion of which, he also painted this new large-scale mural.
Titled “Même Composition Même Beauté” (Same Composition Same Beauty) and painted in the Côteaux neighborhood, the new mural is 38 meters high and 12 meters wide, making it one of the tallest murals in town.
According to Dourone, the mural is an ode to the concept of “respect” here represented by a female portrait painted in Dourone’s characteristic bright blue and orange palette.
Dourone’s artworks are figurative and surrealistic, they combine bright colours with the illustrative line-work so characteristic of his paintings, always dominated by the female figure. Allegorical portraits that speak about womanhood and concepts like responsibility, solidarity, complementarity and creation, but also about an almost esoteric whole and infinity. The work reflects the artist’s so-called “sentipensante”* style revealing humanist ideals that question our place on earth and our responsibility in relation to this world. What do you think?
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