“Divine Light & The Sacred Guiding Fire”

This mural is a reproduction and update of a previous painting by the artist. It's a heart surrounded by blob-shaped figures who scream, laugh, writhe, dance, and even catch fire. It is an allegory for the purity of our hearts as well as the cosmic and universal truth that lies deep inside each of us. This notion directs both our individual and collective fate. According to ancient Mexican traditions, the heart is the purest and most holy thing we possess and, therefore, belongs to the gods. 
Mexican self-taught artist Oscar Brum is currently based in Milan, Italy. His art is the result of a millenary cultural legacy combined with his travels across the world. He aspires to establish a conversation between old symbolisms and current dogmas while investigating the link between the artwork and the spectator as a means of reciprocal contact. As he investigates the profound cosmovision of pre-hispanic cultures of Mexico and Latin America, death and its fundamental role in existence is an important pillar in his creative inquiry. Oscar managed to expand his understanding of artistic production and experiment with unconventional methods, incorporating natural elements like water, light, and temperature, among others, and exploiting their effects on his pieces, transforming them into vivid interpretations of what he refers to as the "Great Universal Mysteries." Since 2015, he participated in various solo and group exhibits at galleries, libraries, fairs, and universities. He has won multiple honours, including "Best Artist" at the 15th edition of the Paratissima Contemporary Art Fair in Turin and the New Post Photography award. 
Created on February 1, 2023
Via Astolelle II Traversa, 100, 80045 Pompei NA, Italia

Hunted by Estera Balintfi - Pompei Street Festival. Pictures by KAOS48.