Argentinian street artist and illustrator Hyuro is back at home in Valencia where she recently finished this new mural for this year’s edition of Poliniza Dos in the Cabanyal neighbourhood in Valencia, Spain.
The new piece depicts a group of women of which we only see the lower part of their bodies. They dress conventionally and wear a kitchen apron. They are housewives. In the middle of the scene and surrounded by the three women we see the very same structure on whose walls the mural was painted. A derelict two-storey building, representative of the area.
As explained by Hyuro, the e Cabanyal neighbourhood is a Protected Historical Set of the city of Valencia, declared Good of Cultural Interest in 1993. Since 1998 the neighborhood was threatened by a municipal project that intended to expand an avenue that runs through its central part.
“The project to extend the avenue supposes the destruction of 1651 homes. Such a project will not only destroy a Historic Set with centuries-old buildings, but also a way of life, of social and human relations. Once again we witness the eternal confrontation between the conservation of the heritage or the speculative development of a city.The house where this wall is painted was going to be the first in being demolished if the project had been carried out, it is located at the beginning of what would have been the extension of the avenue.” Hyuro
About the artist
Her powerful compositions blend socio-politics aspects of everyday life with a distinctly surrealist sensibility. Her creative universe is based in the female figure. Her women are both mothers, caretakers and housewives, that devoid of an identity, carry the weight of the patriarchal societies and capitalistic systems that has been imposed to them.
Images via Gorgo
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.