Created on October 19, 2019
Carrer de la Beneficència, 25, 46003 València, Valencia, España

This urban mural, the largest painted in Valencia until 2018, occupies an area of about 2,000 square meters and its author took about 6 months to complete. The mural talks about the history of the Carmen neighborhood, where it is located and from which the artist is native. In it Escif speaks of the history of the neighborhood, of its ancient inhabitants who were expelled, first by the floods caused in Valencia by the overflow of the river Turia in 1957, and later by urban speculation and gentrification.
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.