Street artists Corona and Roma completed their latest project yesterday, an artwork they’ve nicknamed ‘El hombre de la ballena’ or ‘Whale Man’.
Street artist Roma painting – shapes and ladders
The design in the barrio of Villa Crespo has been painted on the facade of a ‘polleria’ or poultry shop and it took two days to finish. It features a crying man by Corona, a whale and a brightly coloured character painted by Roma. “One passerby remarked that they thought the character Corona has painted next to the whale, resembles a mermaid but it’s a man,” said Roma. “So I guess we can call it Whale Man (el hombre de la ballena)!”
A teardrop in the ocean – Corona painting
Corona explained how his collaboration with Roma came together. “The idea was to renovate the wall. Each of us has painted a character showing their upper bodies and they join together in the middle in a carnival of colours. We were working a lot with the subject of the colours, the blues and the reds and how they fuse together. It was also a challenge for me as it was the first time I’ve painted a hand.”
Helping hand: Roma adds the final touches
Job done – finished mural