Spanish born, Amsterdam based artist Skount just finished painting a mural in his hometown of Almagro in Spain.
About The Mural
Entitled “Time Layers”, this wall is a surreal representation of the layers generated by the passage of time in our inner selves and that are part of our identity.
“Over the years, we live different situations, both good and bad, meet different people, we visit different places and we draw on different emotions and feelings generated by everything around us. All this is saved in our memory and subconscious, stored in layers that shape and draw our inner universe, thus forming our identity and making us who we are.” – Skount
About The Artist
Inspired by the classical Spanish theater of his hometown, Skount’s oneiric masked characters beckon the viewer from the urban environment into their mysterious and playful dreamscapes. The great playwrights of Skount’s youth formed a lasting impression, where he regards life as a wonderful play, in which everyone has a role.
Driven by the fundamental desire to free his own mind, Skount’s creativity knows no bounds. With a background in street art, his artistic expression spans paint, paper, music and performance, to video art, sculpture, and installation. Yet Skount always comes back to masks. Humans the world over, have used masks since ancient times for sacred rituals, as ornamentation, and in performances and theatre. The mask disguises the identity of its wearer, and symbolizes the need to hide or repress a person’s desires, fears and concerns. Skount observes that everybody carries a mask, with it we conceal our identity and adopt a more socially acceptable image to get by day to day. But we can also choose the moments and people with whom we can reveal our true nature, and take off our masks.
Skount’s irrepressible curiosity for other cultures has inspired him to travel and study different forms of creativity and traditions around the world. Skount has worked and exhibited throughout Spain, Europe, China, Israel, Mexico and the United States.