Alejandro Dorda Mevs better known as Axel Void was also in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he worked on this new mural for Los Muros Hablan 2013.
As usual with Axel, he delivered one of his signature portraits accompanied by the following explanation:
Portraits often represent a national hero or a historical figure in the shape of a big mural or a monument. Sometimes we talk portraits about the people that surround us but usually in a more intimate scale through a photograph or an oil painting. This is the idea of this mural. Bringing to light an every day person with the intention of building a symbol that others can relate to.
Charlie is a homeless that sleeps in the street where the museum is placed. He told us he used to be a engineer that worked in the states for 16 years as the leader for the assemble crew of these temperature chambers, where they would simulate different conditions to test the equipment for the NASA. He divorced his wife 20 years ago and has 3 daughters in the states. Since then, he has been living in Puerto Rico, where he was born.
Charlie is now the manager for a parking lot next to the museum. All in all, he was happy about the mural and was going to try to send a photo of it to his daughters. — Axel Void
More images are available after the jump and if you stop by San Juan, you’ll be able to find this piece at the Museum Of Contemporary Art – Av. Juan Ponce de León, esquina Ave. Roberto H. Todd, Parada 18