Escif uses in this work the equestrian statue of King Jaume I, conqueror of València, to express his criticism of the social cuts carried out by the Spanish government in the wake of the economic crisis that began in 2008. Note about the artist: Nacho Magro Huertas is the real name of Escif. Born in the Carmen neighborhood of Valencia, one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city's historic quarter, Escif is often considered as the "Valencian Banksy." Active since 1996, his "interventions" (which is what he calls his urban works) are a social criticism on issues such as unemployment, the economic situation, political scandals or consumerism in general. His workarts stands out for its low color variety, using in general only gray scales and some shade similar to brown. For Escif, his painting is a reflection of how the world and society are today. He usually accompanies his works with very short messages written in capital letters.
Hunted by Luís de Manuel -Art urbà València.
Pictures by Lluís de Manuel.