Before flying to Turin, Italy for Mission To Art, Axel Void spent the last few weeks in Southern Spain working on this massive new piece somewhere on the streets of Tarifa.
This mural was done in Tarifa, in the south of Andalucía, Spain. Tarifa is the closest point to Morocco, connecting the Mediterranean to the Atlantic by the narrow Strait of Gibraltar. From Tarifa you can see Tanger on the other side of the shore. Its a conflictive yet beautiful place. Uncountable people have died trying to cross. Andalucia and Morocco have had a strong link and this is what the concept of the piece is based on.
The dialog between these two places and their genetical and cultural similitudes, divided by a political and a physical border. The wall was painted in the neighbourhood of El Carmen, also known as Los Pajaritos. Its mostly a sailors neighbourhood, in an area that would be considered poor. They hosted us for a week in which we shared food, played football, spent time talking and hung out with the kids. From the kids to the adults to the elder people, they showed us their most genuine hospitality. Painting in the area where I was raised most definitely felt like home. — Axel Void
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