Argentinian muralist Pastel is back with a new wall in Solnechnodol´sk, Stravopol Krai, Russia. His new work is a collaboration with Urban Morphogenesis Festival.
Since 2009, Francisco Diaz has been creating large scale urban murals that transform static city facades into dynamic walls to beautify cityscapes while reinforcing cooperation, conversation, and community. The grand scale of his artwork is matched with his famously delicate style and a distinct palette. From a warehouse off the Highway 101 in California to the Botanical Garden in Oslo, from neighborhood parks to modern apartment complexes, Diaz’s sweeping masterpieces awaken the senses and reinvigorate communities.
“Working with flora as social symbolism, the pieces begin a dialogue about the nature of man and his surroundings. The existential, real, pure and tragic, almost forgotten in modern society.”
Diaz has been a featured participant in numerous popular urban art festivals and artistic exhibitions, like the UpNorth Festival and Festival Asalto. His influential murals have been highlighted in several prominent publications, and his captivating public art installations span the globe from North, Central, and South America to Europe and Asia.