‘The Modern Fisherman’ represents traditional and contemporary Estepona through lines drawn with aerosols and silhouettes in galvanized sheet metal that will create volume in the work.
This cultural initiative of the Consistory has created a large open-air museum which already has 62 works throughout the city.
The town hall of Estepona informs that the route of the artistic murals of the city is going to be expanded with the addition of a new work that the creator Juan Pineda is making.
The councilor assigned to the historical heritage area, Daniel García, indicated that the new mural has the particularity of combining graffiti techniques with sculptural elements that will create volume in this work carried out in San Juan Bosco street.
The mayor indicated that the new mural, entitled “The modern fisherman”, is an allegory of the current Estepona, which has managed to preserve its traditions and essences, while being immersed in a transformation and modernization that has as objective of improving the quality of life of citizens.
For this reason, the protagonist of this new painting will be a fisherman who will be represented realistically in a work containing marine illustrations drawn in a more contemporary style.
To give more originality to the mural, while generating an interesting volume effect, the artist chose to integrate three pieces of galvanized metal into the work. These silhouettes, which will represent the waves, a seagull and the sailor’s face, will be screwed five centimeters from the wall to generate more volume.
Daniel García indicated that the new mural, which will have an area of 112 square meters and will be completed in the coming days, is financed by the urban solid waste management company Urbaser.
As for the artist, the councilor for the historical heritage area pointed out that Juan Pineda is one of the most outstanding creators in the province of Malaga for his involvement in various cultural and artistic projects. Likewise, he pointed out that he offered this very personal vision in a work that pays homage to the peculiarities of Estepona.
On the other hand, he pointed out that “The Modern Fisherman” will become the 62nd work of the Route of Artistic Murals, an ambitious cultural project that has transformed the city into a large open-air museum. In this sense, he recalled that Estepona stands out at the national level for having transformed the city into a large open-air museum with large-format canvases in its buildings to the delight of passers-by and neighbors.
The Route of Artistic Murals has the particularity of having works by creators of different currents and styles, so urban art lovers have the opportunity to discover realistic, avant-garde, expressionist or costumbrist paintings. The Estepona Town Hall has already promoted two editions of the International Artistic Mural Contest, where renowned artists have endowed this municipal proposal with outstanding creations. Among them, the first braille fresco in Spain stands out, the work of Francisco Redondo, the work of the Russian ‘Sav45’, which represents women in a mystical way or the Brazilian muralist ‘Treco’, with a piece inspired by Picasso.
In addition to having murals of different styles and artistic currents, the works of the artistic murals route of Estepona deal with current issues such as ‘Atalanta’ by Fernández Ríos, which calls for the equality of women , or ‘In Memoriam’, a joint work by Pilar Castañón and Maria depicting the drama of refugee children.
This open-air museum has other remarkable works such as “Reflections of the garden”, the largest vertical fresco in Europe made by a single artist where it simulates a natural environment in the surroundings of the Botanical-Orchid Park, or ” Fishing Day”, which became the largest vertical mural in Spain, both by the realist painter José Fernández Ríos. Likewise, in addition to these hyper-realistic works, there are others that are more abstract or that incorporate more alternative techniques such as graffiti, in the fresco created by ‘Nano4814’.
The group of artists who have captured their creations in this project also includes Argentinian ‘Zosen’, Japanese Mina Hamada, graffiti artist Efrén Calderón, Fabio López (Madrid) and Elodie Arshak (France) ‘Dourone’, German Anne Marthe Mewes, the South African Samantha Jordaan, Alex Senna, ‘El Chorro Arts’, Alejandro Gambín, Ángel Caballero or Alberto Montes, among others. Francisco Alarcón, Néstor Plada, Juanjo San Pedro, Conchi Álvarez, Eric Aman, Ana Torralba, Blanca Larrauri, Miguel González and Encarna de Hoyos also performed works.