By John Smith • 21 May 2020 • 14:16
The winning mural The Fall
Credit: Estepona Council
ESTEPONA is becoming world famous for the artwork that appears on the side of its buildings and finally, having been delayed because of the lockdown, the council in collaboration with the Unicaja Foundation has revealed the winner of its latest mural competition.
From more than 100 applications, just 10 images were selected and artists came to Estepona to oversee the painting of the murals in situ.
Barcelona-based Russian artist Vyacheslav Gunin ‘Sav45’ was declared winner of the second International Art Mural Competition with the work ‘The Fall’ which depicts a woman who dreams of nature and took the €10,000 first prize.
The second prize, worth €5,000 went to Brazilian artist Andre Farkas ‘Treco’ for his work ‘The blue phase of the curious bird.’
The jury commented that his design gives a nod to Pablo Picasso and to the artistic avant-gardes of the first decades of the 20th century.
There are now 60 different murals around Estepona and to find out the location of the 10 newest acquisitions, visit the council’s Facebook page.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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