Mural by Serbian artist Artez. It is located on Fuencarral, a commercial street in Madrid's city center. The piece was created for the 2019 edition of the Urvanity Art Fair.
Artez shared on Facebook the following message regarding this piece:
"Mural tells us the story of Madrid, a place where visitors from all around the globe are welcome to come and enjoy the vivid artistic and cultural content that this city has to offer. Positioned in the very centre of the town, this mural creates a contrast with the pedestrian shopping street in which it is located. Instead of carrying shopping bags, girl depicted on the mural is holding a pile of books important for the history and culture of the city, and a plant with a small birdhouse that is inviting all the 'birds' to come and feel like home!"
Artez was born in 1988 in Belgrade, in former Yugoslavia. At a very young age he was confronted with the conflictive political situation and the graffiti culture that was starting to appear on the streets of Belgrade during the ’90s, This new way of expression inspired Artez to start spraying in public space when he was 15 years old. The temporary nature of graffiti gave him freedom to experiment with different styles and tools used for painting and the constant change of “workspace” awakened his love for creating art in public space. Artez soon mastered the use of spray can as a painting tool he used for creating different graffiti styles & characters, 3D letters & photorealism. Over the years his focus moved from painting small scale surfaces with spray cans to painting large scale murals with acrylic wall paint, brush and rollers. The style he created over the years can be described as a mix of realism and illustration.