This tall mural is the work of Serbian street artist, Artez, who is based in Belgrade but travels the world. His murals combine photo-realism and illustration, and usually feature people, strong colours, and are related to the surroundings.
His Madrid mural , featured here, aims to create a contrast with the pedestrian shopping street over which it hangs. Instead of carrying shopping bags, the girl clutches a pile of books, topped with some elements of nature to stand out against the built up city centre.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 29 April 2019