WE AArt: Fintan Magee

With the WE Aart street art festival fully underway in Aalborg, Denmark here's another completed stunner this time by Fintan Magee. Based on the painting 'The Flower Carrier' by Diego Rivera Fintan has recreated the classic image of a peasant man struggling on all fours with an over sized basket but with a more modern and relevant approach (the mural is actually a direct recreation of a painting by Fintan from his last show as RexRomae Gallery in London a few months back). Just as in the original Rivera painting the peasant saw the basket of flowers for their value, not beauty, in this piece Fintan shows a man bearing the weight of an oil drum, a luxury in the modern world just as flowers were a luxury in the days of Rivera.

Photo by the artist