Marlon Eli Velasquez Davila is a young mural painter native to northern Nicaragua, an area that has seen many struggles in deep-rooted social and cultural movements. Marlon is from the province of Esteli, where his childhood and youth provided him with experiences and stories that would ultimately shape his artistic and revolutionary conscience. He presents us here with several paintings that are deeply committed to historical processes in Nicaragua and how they become everyday events: sometimes tragic, sometimes triumphant, but always authentic.
We can recognize from the colours and shapes, stories and moments of the humble and hardworking, to other protagonists in their daily struggles, victims of the vicissitudes and injustices that are imposed by oppressive systems. Most importantly, we can clearly see continued hope and determination in the faces of his characters, striving to achieve their emancipation and strength to keep their culture and identity alive.
The paintings are for sale (those that have been sold are indicated in the caption) for $350 CAD each. $50 of each painting goes to funding the students in El Rosario. The paintings currently available are all sized 90 cm x 100 cm. To purchase a painting or for more information, contact us using the information below.
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