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“Breathe” by David de la Mano and Pablo Herrero in Salamanca, Spain

May 31, 2023
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Street artists David de la Mano and Pablo S. Herrero worked on a new project  involving a mural and graffiti workshop related specifically to stonecutter marks. It was held last May 13 in Villamayor, a municipality historically known for its quarries and for being the one used historically in the monumental Salamanca.

The graffiti workshop consisted of taking stonemason marks as the main axis, and around these, reproductions, interpretations and free marks were created.
Attendees created their own stencils, painted freehand and combined techniques. About 40 to 50 people participated, mostly children from 5 to 14 years old.

The workshop is a project of The PICA association, organized by the Town Hall of Villamayor and the Department of Culture.

David de la Mano is known for his large dystopian murals featuring human and animal silhouettes and minimalist style. He creates distinctive artworks which are symbolic reflections on humankind and reminiscent of dark fairytales.

On the other hand, the pictorical language of Pablo S. Herrero is linked to the code of plant forms. Trees and forests, both murals and paper, are the vehicle for show relationship between the dynamic and the static, individual and community, sustainability and resistance. His activity as a muralist, usually at off-center and marginal spaces, take the suburbs as a paradigm of the rejection that the city causes to large parts of itself.

Take a look below for more photos of the project.

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