Escif criticizes in this artwork the lack of solidarity of Europe with African emigrants who try to enter the continent fleeing from misery and death. In this work Europe is represented by an elegant lady who plays the harp. But the harp strings are "concertinas", fences installed at the borders, and the lady's hands are bleeding when they come into contact with the concertinas. 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.