Argentinian artist Pastel was recently in Poland for the Traffic Design festival in Gdynia, where he created these 2 murals.
Visually appealing and showing lots of floral elements, the works are carrying much deeper message:
(The wall with yellow flower ring and blue ribbon) is based on the extinction of native communities because of gentrification. In the north of Poland exist a small community called Kashubians that defends their roots and his dialect trying to preserve their ancient culture. This is a situation that s is happening all around the world for economical or political reasons, with no exception or limits.
(The wall with red flower) is representing how the Communists invaded Poland, changing all the social structures and modifying society and culture, from 1945 until 1989. This idea was made with a parallelism with the process of a flower germination. Something that starts from nothing a gets glorified. But at the end it’s quite ephemeral as all social ideals, also accented with the gold stripe giving it a sacred meaning.
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