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RUN – New Mural in Essaouira, Morocco

Ci spostiamo ad Essaouira in Marocco, qui nei giorni scorsi RUN ha terminato di dipingere questa grande opere a Mogador, piazza più importante della città.

L’opera ha visto il grande autore Italiano al lavoro sulla grande superfice della piazza, già patrimonio mondiale dell’umanità dell’UNESCO, per circa una settimana. Ben 280 litri di vernice naturale per completare un intervento di 6400 metri quadrati.

Dal titolo “Les Rives”, il dipinto propone due iconici personaggi di RUN comunicare tra loro, il primo sta ascoltando il secondo che intento a suonare un piccolo strumento musicale. Le due figure sono sedute su due sponde differenti, divise da un ruscello, un fiume o un mare.

L’intervento è stato sviluppato attraverso una mappatura della piazza, con l’aiuto dell’amico e produttore di film Gastone, in ascolto con walkie talkie mentre l’interprete si trovava su un edificio di 4 piani limitrofo.

L’opera è ancora una volta intrecciato alla cultura e le tradizioni del posto, che ospita uno dei più interessanti festival musicali del territorio, il Festival Gnaoua. Dopo il salto alcune riflessioni sull’esperienza da parte dell’artista.

I know Maghrebian people since I am young, in Italy they have been [probably the first external population to come in my country. The fame for young Moroccan that cross the see to come in europe isn’t always been the best, but as my people, in my country, once we are in our own confine we are better people, more welcoming and careful to show a good side of us… any way in Morocco as soon you step in you are a guest treated with so much respect that it make you feel good from the first moment.

I know Maghrebian people since I am young, in Italy they have been [probably the first external population to come in my country. The fame for young Moroccan that cross the see to come in europe isn’t always been the best, but as my people, in my country, once we are in our own confine we are better people, more welcoming and careful to show a good side of us… any way in Morocco as soon you step in you are a guest treated with so much respect that it make you feel good from the first moment.

The painting now is there, it has been hard, something I didn’t know how to do but I did. I had no technology to help me doing the painting but I didn’t need it. The drone came the last day when everything was done, to take some aerial picture… it was the first time after I started the Place Mullay Hassan that I was finally seeing what I did… It worked, it was a bit distorted from the high rise balcony that I had available to check the progress time to time … It was amazing to see the whole thing. The people, small dots are like ants moving on this gigantic illustration.
Painting a wall now seems to me a walk in the park, from the moment that I can see what I am doing all proportions and plans are easier much easier.
I miss these seagull, those cats and the people, all.
Even the more assholing of the street seller.
Since I am back from Essaouira every morning I woke up thinking that I still have to finish the painting i the square.

Pics by The Artist

RUN – New Mural in Essaouira, Morocco

Ci spostiamo ad Essaouira in Marocco, qui nei giorni scorsi RUN ha terminato di dipingere questa grande opere a Mogador, piazza più importante della città.

L’opera ha visto il grande autore Italiano al lavoro sulla grande superfice della piazza, già patrimonio mondiale dell’umanità dell’UNESCO, per circa una settimana. Ben 280 litri di vernice naturale per completare un intervento di 6400 metri quadrati.

Dal titolo “Les Rives”, il dipinto propone due iconici personaggi di RUN comunicare tra loro, il primo sta ascoltando il secondo che intento a suonare un piccolo strumento musicale. Le due figure sono sedute su due sponde differenti, divise da un ruscello, un fiume o un mare.

L’intervento è stato sviluppato attraverso una mappatura della piazza, con l’aiuto dell’amico e produttore di film Gastone, in ascolto con walkie talkie mentre l’interprete si trovava su un edificio di 4 piani limitrofo.

L’opera è ancora una volta intrecciato alla cultura e le tradizioni del posto, che ospita uno dei più interessanti festival musicali del territorio, il Festival Gnaoua. Dopo il salto alcune riflessioni sull’esperienza da parte dell’artista.

I know Maghrebian people since I am young, in Italy they have been [probably the first external population to come in my country. The fame for young Moroccan that cross the see to come in europe isn’t always been the best, but as my people, in my country, once we are in our own confine we are better people, more welcoming and careful to show a good side of us… any way in Morocco as soon you step in you are a guest treated with so much respect that it make you feel good from the first moment.

I know Maghrebian people since I am young, in Italy they have been [probably the first external population to come in my country. The fame for young Moroccan that cross the see to come in europe isn’t always been the best, but as my people, in my country, once we are in our own confine we are better people, more welcoming and careful to show a good side of us… any way in Morocco as soon you step in you are a guest treated with so much respect that it make you feel good from the first moment.

The painting now is there, it has been hard, something I didn’t know how to do but I did. I had no technology to help me doing the painting but I didn’t need it. The drone came the last day when everything was done, to take some aerial picture… it was the first time after I started the Place Mullay Hassan that I was finally seeing what I did… It worked, it was a bit distorted from the high rise balcony that I had available to check the progress time to time … It was amazing to see the whole thing. The people, small dots are like ants moving on this gigantic illustration.
Painting a wall now seems to me a walk in the park, from the moment that I can see what I am doing all proportions and plans are easier much easier.
I miss these seagull, those cats and the people, all.
Even the more assholing of the street seller.
Since I am back from Essaouira every morning I woke up thinking that I still have to finish the painting i the square.

Pics by The Artist