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Artwork

Street Art piece

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Spring Offering

Street Art Museum Amsterdam

Author:

Skount/Pau

Artist Bio:

Skount (Raúl Garcia Pereira, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, 1985), currently based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Inspired by the classical Spanish theatre of Almagro (Town where he spent his childhood), Skount’s oneiric masked characters beckon the viewer from the urban environment into their mysterious and playful dreamscapes. The great playwrights of Skount’s youth formed a lasting impression, where he regards life as a wonderful play, in which everyone has a role. Driven by the fundamental desire to free his own mind, Skount’s creativity knows no bounds. With a background in Streetart, his artistic expression spans paint, paper, music and performance, to video art, sculpture, and installation. Yet Skount always comes back to masks. Humans the world over, have used masks since ancient times for sacred rituals, as ornamentation, and in performances and theatre. The mask disguises the identity of its wearer, and symbolizes the need to hide or repress a person’s desires, fears and concerns. Skount observes that everybody carries a mask, with it we conceal our identity and adopt a more socially acceptable image to get by day to day. But we can also choose the moments and people with whom we can reveal our true nature, and take off our masks. Skount’s irrepressible curiosity for other cultures has inspired him to travel and study different forms of creativity and traditions around the world. Skount has worked and exhibited throughout Spain, Europe, Israel, Kuwait, Bali, China, Japan, Australia, Mexico and the United States.

Place:

Theodorus Dobberstraat

Date:

Technique:

brush

Material:

Wall

Acquisition:

Commission

Completed:

2014

Condition:

Very bad / Almost illegible

Physical Description:

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Iconography:

'Spring Offering' is a lively work of art that is created using two different techniques both freestyle. The artists use spray paint and brush strokes. Inspired by Norse mythology, their mural is a modern interpretation of the goddess named Freya, who, not surprisingly, rules over matters regarding fertility and love, and also provides for those killed in war. With a nod to Norse sorcery, war, and death, there also represented is a holy tree named Yggdrasil that reaches far into the soil and far into the heavens.

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