Wall Paintings - Murals by Camilo Arias

Murals are important in that they bring art into the public sphere and can have a dramatic impact whether consciously or subconsciously on the attitudes of passers-by. Camilo has added his own perspective in different walls and scenarios in Panama City, Barcelona, Hellissandur and El Cairo.

 See the murals below...

  

THE "Bárður" MYTH - Hellissandur, Iceland

THE "Bárður" MYTH mural Camilo Arias

I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Iceland and leave my artistic mark on its walls in 2018. Through a local project to make Hellissandur the capital of streetart in Iceland. More than 20 artists from all over the world were summoned with the intention of filling the walls of this small town with color and rescuing some abandoned buildings. In a month time, more than 25 murals were painted in different locations, and mine was one of the largest one. Each artist received one of the local stories and for my fortune my theme was the most important cultural level in the area, The Myth of Bárður. He was the settler of this region, half a troll and half a man, his father was half a titan, but his mother was human. Bárður came to Iceland in the 9th century and gave the peninsula its name, Snjófellsnes peninsula, both words "snær" and "snjór" mean snow in Icelandic. Despite the harsh cold conditions, it was a very rewarding and joyful experience painting this project. The residents were very pleased with our designs and the event was so welcome that it became an annual artistic festival. I hope to return another time!

15 x 10 mts

 

 

Miró Mirando - Barcelona, Spain

Miro mirando Barcelona

This is the artist footprint I left in Barcelona in my first visiting there. I was amazed by the city and the amount of art you can find in every corner. I Many have asked me why the hands are in an opposite angle. Can you guess why? Actually is because my hands are the ones handling the binoculars and I show Miró my vision of his nataltown.

3 x 3 mts

 

 

Urraca  - Panama City

panama city camilo arias

The Urraca aborigine was a brave warrior that defended his land and culture from the Spanish conquistadores when they obliterated everything. His eyes reflect his willingness to die a free man rather than to live as a slave. Two different coloured worlds surround the piece, denoting the cultural clash that encounter produced.

15 x 9 mts

 

 

Irish-London Fusion - Panama City 

Irish london in Panama bar

Pips is a bar in Panama City wanting its identity to be like that of any classic London or Irish Pub. In the scene, an Irish Leprechaun shares his joy with an English Bulldog, who joins him in his celebration, while the artist merges both worlds through colours and textures. 

12 x 3 mts

 

 

Scubotopus  - Cairo, Egypt

octupus

I made this mural in a private apartment in Cairo, Egypt. My Egyptian friends are professional divers and they went crazy with this idea. But what they didn't know is that I had another surprise for them, the mural shines in the dark! So now you can enjoy it no matter what time it is.

3 x 1 mts

 

 

Cosmic Balance  - Cairo, Egypt

cosmic balance mural
3 x 3 mts

 

Deep Conversation  - Barcelona, Spain

3 x 3 mts

 

Coffee Time  - Cairo, Egypt

coffee art

3 x 3 mts

 

 

The Media Republic - Cairo, Egypt

estrela

 

For this murals the client asked me for his logo to be introduced in an artistic and creative way. Here I share the 4 murals that I left in the offices of the largest advertising companies in Egypt, TheMediaRepublic and Cairo360.

3 x 3 mts

 

 

Urraca Legend  - Panama City

Urraca

The Urraca aborigine was a brave warrior that defended his land and culture from the Spanish conquistadores when they obliterated everything. His eyes reflect his willingness to die a free man rather than to live as a slave. Two different coloured worlds surround the piece, denoting the cultural clash that encounter produced.

2 x 2 mts

 

 

Swell Dancer  - Panama City

panama mural

This was the first mural ever painted in the Panama City. A flamenco dancer stirs the sea waves, as a Colombian sailor navigates through her veil. The jellyfish escape the bustle floating towards the space, adding more surrealism to the scene.

3,5 x 3 mts

 

 

And if you want a mural made by Camilo Arias, just send us an e-mail to contacto@camilo-arias.com.