Famed muralist Okuda San Miguel has taken his signature style most recently seen in the revitalized Kaos Temple skate park and transformed an old Moroccan church facade into an artistic destination. His “11 Mirages to the Freedom” mural wraps around the entire building, highlighting 11 different characters whose two-dimensional appearances interact with the structure itself.
Okuda took on the challenge as a part of the Street Art Caravane put together by the British Council and held in Youssoufia, Morocco. Joining other artists who revamped walls, bridges, and buildings alike with bright and vibrant street art, Okuda let his vision shine through the saturated colors and stark geometric shapes that create his 11 distinct characters.
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Some of the individuals in the mural assimilate into the structural features of the church. Barred windows become cages, crowns, or entire heads. Both human and animal mingle in the artwork, with each character more detailed than the other. Perhaps the most striking element of Okuda’s work is the use of vivid and contrasting colors, which work together to evoke curiosity and admiration.
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Images via Ink and Movement