The incredible Italian street artist Blu has recently finished a political mural in Madrid, Spain. An indictment on our consumerist, capitalist culture. This piece, in true street art style, is full of big, hard hitting images designed to get the idea across in a sceond, to punch you in the guts, to make you laugh and gasp at its visual ingenuity. A runaway train becomes a metaphor for us, society, while behind it a long line of cars; waste, military hardware, consumer goods and oil follows – and the money we spend to sate our greed used to fuel the engine that is heading right off a cliff.
An image of the world we live in, a world fuelled by war, consumption, oil, money and governments that are ultimately leading us all to an unavoidable precipice. Blu makes it pretty clear like the best propogandists do. And he’s brilliant. As always. So if you’re in Madrid check it out at El Campo De Cebada.
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