The ASAP Arecibo Street Art Project in Arecibo, Puerto Rico is a new street art initiative organized by the Puerto Rican artist Bikismo where quite a few artists have already blessed the community with stunning mural additions to the streets. Earlier this month Axel Void was invited out there where he painted this new mural entitled "Life" which is part of his "Mediocre" series. In the words of the artist it's based off of "an old photo that is hanging on the wall of a gym of the town. Arecibo is a small town on the north coast of the island [and] in the past years the state [has been] buil[ding] shopping centers around the area. This closed all the small businesses of the area and forced people to leave the town because there were no more job opportunities. Now the town is practically a ghost town with a very beautiful and strong feeling of home from those who still remain there. It is surrounded by water with the sea on one side and a large river on the other and a beautiful reminiscent mix of architecture. I felt like the boxer represents a similar feeling, the local hero that at the moment gained popularity and perhaps signified pride but with time is forgotten and remains in the memory of some photo hanging on the wall."
Tost Films is one of the supporters of the project who is thoroughly documenting it and have brought to us this great progress video of Axel in action... be sure to take a look and enjoy!
Photo by the artist.