Argentina’s Hyuro focus was about the impact of war on children in conflict zones. She explains the piece saying that in addition to the direct consequences of war and armed violence, children are also indirectly affected by displacement, loss of family and trauma cause by the acts of violence they witness.
The wall says Hyuro “is intended to give voice to all the lost innocence, all children who are fighting for their own survival, unable in front of the eyes of all, to live a childhood they deserve.” The giant mural can be found in a small car park off Brightwell Walk and depicts a blindfolded child holding an AK47 behind his back with an imposing shadow looming behind.
Hyuro's work is intimate and very personal. Her universe, disturbing and seductive. Her language is honest and forthcoming. Her head are her hands and her paintings a gift for the streets of the city.
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