This mural portrays a young woman in grief after her lover was killed in a violent altercation. The girl glances up towards the sky, hoping to catch a glimpse of him in paradise. The cardinal bird, which symbolises the beloved, informs us that he will live on in the hearts of those who love him. Flowers provide comfort because they allow us to communicate with the departed without words. The rose in her hair, in particular, is a symbol of love and transience. The piece is a tribute to Raffaele Cesarano, a victim of absurd group violence.
Marcus Debie, better known as GOMAD, is a colorblind Dutch artist. He was born in the city of Sittard in the south of Holland in 1972, where he currently lives and works. GOMAD began his creative career in the early 1980s in the Southern Dutch graffiti scene, heavily influenced by the legendary films ‘Beat Street' and 'Style Wars.' So much so that he is regarded as a pioneer in that region. His art is described as the apex of post-neo cubism. He combines oil paint, acrylics, and sprays in a colorful manner to create compositions that fuse photorealistic pictures in a mind-bending surrealistic setup against cubistic and organic shapes. He presently works as an international urban fine artist and muralist, creating murals and paintings for shows around the world.
Created on September 19, 2022
Via Colle S. Bartolomeo, 1R, 80045 Pompei NA, Italia