Between classical painting and contemporary photography, Mohamed L’Ghacham’s style is characterised by a realism that clearly distinguishes him from other street artists of his generation.
Originally from Morocco, this young and talented Barcelona-based painter combines his love for classical painting and his interest in street art in a subtle mix of genres, where figurative and impressionist styles meet urban art techniques and audience.
Painted in dark earth colours, the new mural depicts the image of a young boy sitting on a couch. The way the boy is dressed can remind us of a vintage image, and so does the title of the mural, Jerome ’68.
In L’Ghacham’s work, memories seem to have a special place. Oiter, L’Ghacham’s street name, enjoys creating scenes from everyday life, because he believes in the idea of capturing scenes he and his audience can identify with. I guess this new mural is a good example of that. And you? What does it mean for you?
Thanks to Mohamed for the images.
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.