Saturday, January 21, 2023

Jorit Agoch brings photorealistic murals of Malcolm X and KRS-One to the East Village

Jorit Agoch, the Italian street artist, has created two of his hyper-realistic murals in the neighborhood. 

Above, Malcolm X in First Street Green Art Park

And below, a work in progress of KRS-One on Second Street at First Avenue (via East Village Walls) ...
And a photo of the artist by Stacie Joy...
Per Wide Open Walls
Jorit has started to mark his portraits with two red lines or scars on the cheek that refer to ancient African rituals, like scarification. This ritual indicates the passing from childhood to adult age. Jorit is firmly convinced that the differences of race, gender, religion and social class do not mean anything with respect to the characteristics that are similar in all human beings, and give us our shared humanity. 
H/T Steven for the initial KRS-One mural pic

3 comments:

noble neolani said...

some real pretension here....

Anonymous said...

These look great. Hopefully they stay untouched by tags! How do East Village Walls works get arranged? Who pays?

Trixie said...

He puts those red scars on every single portrait he paints?