Earlier this month Spanish Artist Sebas Velasco was invited to paint a mural in the neighborhood of Playa de Muerto in San Pedro de Macorís (Dominican Republic) and to take part of the Artesano Project for the second year in a row.
About The Mural
Entitled “Master of Puppets“, this mural is based on different pictures the artist took of Jean, a Hatian puppeteer he met one night near the wall, during the first weekend of the Artesano Project.
“I liked the idea of portraying someone who had to move from one part of the island to another, to work with his handcrafted activity in the streets.
It was also such an intense and positive experience to bring our activity to the neighborhood of La Playa de Muerto for my second year taking part in the Artesano Project.” – Sebas Velasco
About The Project
The Artesano Project is an international public arts initiative that recently hosted around 20 local and international artists for their third annual event. Hosted by Dominican born artist Evoca1, the event aims to help with cultural development, inspire young artists, and give recognition to the Dominican Republic in the world of urban arts and muralism.
About The Artist
Spanish born, Sebas Velasco started in the graffiti world in 2004 as he painted the streets of his hometown.
Sebas Velasco defined his creative process while completing a Masters Degree in Painting at the University of País Vasco (UPV/EHU) in Bilbao.
His photographic, expressive brush stroke style reveals a precise academic technique that contrasts sharply with the rawness of the street content in his works. In that sense, many of his canvases act as a window for us into everyday moments where strangers are caught in the act with their writer friends. During these moments, darkness has become increasingly more important.
Images by Tostfilms