A giant mural in Barcelona has been created by street artist Yoseba MP. Depicting a tower of “castellers’ this is essentially a homage to Catalan culture. Instead of real Catalans however the tower is made up of different cartoons and well known characters.
From Galicia originally. Yoseba MP spent two weeks on his mural in Barcelona. Generally he portrays scenes from society, often with a humorous twist. His ‘Tower of Castellers’ is a unique feature of festivals in the region. These are essentially human towers. Going higher and higher, people climb up and on top of each other. Eventually forming a ‘Castell‘ they require trust, strength and balance.
Castell Mural in Barcelona
Situated in the Placa de Guernica in the l’Hospitalet de Llobregat district. The mural by Yoseba MP in Barcelona is part of a wider cultural project in this part of the city. Supported by the art organisation Rebobinart, the idea is to create an “artistic circuit”. It’s something which the local council seem keen to support. Barcelona after all is known for it’s street art and for its creativity.
His mural in L’Hospitalat is about co-existence. Recognising the diversity of the area. He has focused on the idea of community, social cohesion, collaboration and co-existence. The fun characters building the tower are from all walks of life. Spiderman props up the base along with He-Man and Skeletor. The Power Rangers form the middle whilst E.T manages to reach the top. All this whilst Peppa Pig cheers them on.
All the figures he has chosen to help build the Castell are different. From differing genres and eras, yet here they are. Building from the ground up with one common goal. The mural by Yoseba MP in Barcelona is a fun way of giving a positive message. We can all build the tower. We’ve just got to all work together to do so.
The mural by Yoseba MP can be found at 8 Placa de Guernica in the L’Hospitalet de Llobregat district of Barcelona. It was painted in February 2020.
Tower of Castellers Gallery
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