About The Mural
Titled “Icarus” and painted for The Beauty Project Mexico, the new mural depicts the myth of Icarus who helplessly falls from the sky. Probably making reference to heartless corporate power, AEC’s Icarus wears in this occasion a suit. His wings are on fire and as he falls head first into the void, he loses his briefcase and his human mask. He is not human, but rather a cold blue steel faced figure, a robot.
Unlike most of AEC’s usual imagery, the scene is presented against a dark and plain grey background. Maybe to highlight the meaning of his Icarus? Unfortunately he didn’t add any description to the wall this time, so I guess it is up to us to find meaning in it. What would be your interpretation?
About the artist
Renowned for his surrealistic visual imagery, Aleksei Bordusov aka Aec Interesni Kazki is a Ukrainian muralist part of the former duo Interesni Kazki. His work is inspired by science, religion, mythology, cosmology, myths and history, but also by current social issues that occupy his mind.
The duo began working together in 1999, developing a but they decided to go different ways in 2016, dedicating themselves to their solo projects..
This article was originally published on Urbanite Webzine