Talented Madrid based street artist Taquen was invited by StARTer cultural projects to continue an initiative that started last year in collaboration with Age’s Town Hall. The title of this work which also his latest is called ”De Paso y Pausa”.
Taquen’s principles are evolving around the practice of mural painting based on the conviction of its power to generate a positive change in the place and taking into account the respect for the environment.
Agés is located in a strategic place on San Jacob´s ways, it is a part of the last stage before reaching Burgos; This location makes the Village a connection between movement and shared spaces, essential working basis for this artist.
Nature is one of the main protagonists of his pieces, whether it is animals or plants, this time he created a flock of birds. Continuing with the idea of migration, so decisive in the rural environments of the Castilian lands, Taquen brings the flight of some GARZAS REALES (Grey Herons -Ardea cinerea-) to connect these roads.
This wall “DE PASO Y PAUSA” continues a story about the necessity of travelling, looking for habitable spaces and exploring interactions in a community.
“Sometimes we march by choice and other times by obligation. Sometimes knowing the destination and sometimes not. Gray herons, flying in groups, cross Europe from south to north with rising temperatures, looking for less hostile places to live. Burgos and the Castilian lands thus become an area of passage for them and pause, to regain strength and then continue. A place shared between those who are and those who pass, between inhabitants and pilgrims, between architecture and painting.” Taquen.
With this proposal, the need to inhabit spaces is vindicated, without invading them, without losing the intrinsic character of a place, such as its architecture, showing how a respectful coexistence between what exists and what comes to stay is possible.
The artist has made a limited edition of 15 prints, signed and numbered in pencil based on his list wall AVAILABLE ON HIS WEB https://www.taquen.es/store/garzareal
Place: Calle del Medio n2
Artist: Taquen www.taquen.es
Curated: @starterproyectos #wallkingstarter