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Ana Pellicer encourages local artists to participate in the next 'Urban Art Day' to be held on Saturday, June 8 at Foietes Park

The artist Christian Cortés from Benidorm finishes the decoration of the wall painting of the new urban park on Marina Alta Avenue

23 May 2024
El artista benidormense Christian Cortés finaliza la decoración del mural perimetral del nuevo parque urbano de la avenida Marina Alta

After just over two months of work, the new urban park of La Cala, on Marina Alta Avenue, has already its wall painting finished after the local artist and graffiti artist, Cristian Cortés, has finished its decoration. A mural that can now be enjoyed by those who come to the park with their pets or to enjoy the surroundings and the installation itself.

The mural also borders La Cala school, so many of the motifs are related to children's. The work was visited this morning by the Councilor for Historical and Cultural Heritage, Ana Pellicer, who was accompanied by the artist, who explained some details and details of the work. 

Thus, Cortés has pointed out that the theme of the wall painting “varies depending on the closest space. I have also given importance to colour, repeating a series of colours to unify the entire wall. "I try to recreate a child's world, between the figurative and the abstract and leaving a free space for the imagination."

The technique used is aerosol and “some elements are repeated” along the wall. However, in the area closest to the dog park, illustrations based on the animal world predominate, in the school part more importance is given to children and games, and in the park area there are many images of nature and children, with aspects inclusive too.

Ana Pellicer, for her part, recalled that this park “became a reality thanks to the participatory budgets and the cherry on top has now been to put an end to this graffiti that has lasted just over two months and that makes the visit to the park and the tour school is much more pleasant.”

Furthermore, Pellicer has taken the opportunity to “encourage” all the city's urban artists to participate in the 1st Urban Art Day to be held next Saturday, June 8 in Foietes Park. “It will be a great success and a great day of celebration,” said the mayor, who explained that it is “a pioneering initiative that aims to combine urban art with sustainability and care for the environment.” 

One of the objectives of this day is to “give a second life to different spaces and elements of urban furniture and that is why in this first edition we have opted to give that second life to the old trash cans on the beaches. “In this way, we bring to our sandy beaches the art that already existed in many other spaces in the city,” said Pellicer. The canvas on which this initiative will be developed will be the trash cans removed from the beaches, 80 in total, which once intervened will return to the sands as support for the works of the participating artists.


 

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