Entitled “The Poacher”, the new mural is about animal poaching which has traditionally been defined as the illegal hunting or capturing of wild animals, usually associated with land use rights. But the artist took it one step further by identifying modern-day poaching being carried out by gangsters with links to organised crime for money or just for the sick thrill.
This mural is in true DULK fashion, and always looking at things from the same innocent viewpoint of a child, creating a tragic-comic animal themed works in organic colours in a world of surrealistic landscape full of imaginary details, rising up in factions against humans, with the notion that these animals are warning us of Earth’s bleak future following an environmental catastrophe.
As a child, Antonio Segura Donat (Dulk) helped his father to feed the birds they raised at their home. He loved watching the fledglings and seeing them grow, as well as the fish, dogs, and horses that lived on the property. When he wasn’t out and about, he copied illustrations of exotic animals that he found in his parents’ collection of old encyclopaedias. And he took his sketchbook with him everywhere from then on. At the age of eighteen, a close friend persuaded him to tackle the walls of the city and suggested he take the pseudonym of Dulk. He then started a diploma in economics, but dropped out in the first year to study illustration then graphic design at the University of Valencia. Today, Dulk is an all- purpose artist. Between urban art, drawing, painting, sculpture or advertisement, each medium is a challenge that he takes up with pleasure and determination. He participated in a lot of group shows around the world in cities like Vancouver, Miami, New York, Brussels, Paris or Chicago. His world is a surrealistic landscape full of imaginary details, rising up in factions against humans. Maybe they are wanting to warn us of Earth’s bleak future following an environmental catastrophe.
Sami is the founder and editor of Street Art United States, an online community that supports street artists. Sami has organized several legal street art murals in the Boston area and has hosted local and international artists who have contributed to the flourishing street art community in the city.