“An affective bond” by Hyuro in Aberdeen, Scotland

Hyuro
Hyuro

The Argentine artist Hyuro has participated in Nuart Aberdeen 2018, street art festival that hosts international artists who use the walls of the city center as their canvas to show their murals. Although the murals are generally made thinking of an intimate bond with the territory, in this case the artist draws inspiration from the country that hosts it. The image is inspired by the union between Scotland and England, two countries that share a border, often at war over the centuries. The Union of the two countries came only in 1707 and was a very controversial decision: at the time, the Scottish leadership  was afraid to back off from the rest of Europe, especially from an economic point of view. The Union was not a popular decision, but it made sense in a difficult situation.
The artist reveals the deepest meaning of the image that aims to convey the relationships of conflicts and contradictions that characterize our most complex side. Hyuro has always been oriented to investigate the most complex nuances of the human soul, so she recognizes a visceral bond, characterized by strength and union, violence and blood, dependence and closeness but perpetual. The shirt is always a protagonist and in this mural becomes decisive for uniting the two entities.

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