OFF THE WALL | BY MURFIN AND LIDIA CAO
ON SHOW 6 — 31 AUGUST
‘Off the Wall’ is a collaborative and immersive visual experience created by established Spanish mural and graffiti artists Murfin and Lidia Cao, managed by Wasuka Art. The exhibition is a window between Europe and the East and is their debut showcase in Asia.
The concept behind ‘Off the Wall’ is inspired by the synchronization between the natures of mural art and the sellability of visual art. Traditionally, the very nature of mural art is to find transient residence in spaces and places where visual narratives by multiple artists, layered one atop the other, co-exist. The lifespan of an artist’s mural in such a setting is fleeting as a result – likely to be superimposed or whitewashed after a while. Subsequently, the question of authority is a recurring debate: does mural art belong to the artist, the owner of the wall, street or space? Or does it belong to the community?