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Skount Paints “Protection” for Future Amsterdam Street Art/Urban Contemporary Art Museum

Posted on May 31, 2017

Entrepreneur and visionary Peter Ernst Coolen continues afoot with his plans for Amsterdam’s Street Art/Urban Contemporary art museum sometime next year at NDSM Wharf, and a number of artists have been preparing new works for the space and the great occasion.

Today we have a sneak peak at the huge-scale canvas by one of the streets spiritual wizard-like creators, Skount from Spain.

Skount for “Street art / Urban contemporary art museum”. Amsterdam. (photo © Skount)

“A few months ago I painted the wall called “Protection, Natural Cohesion and the Soul’s Messengers”, he says of the new mural inspired by the legends of the X ts’unu’um (Hummingbird in Maya) and the relationship of the human with nature and the celestial.

Skount for “Street art / Urban contemporary art museum”. Amsterdam. (photo © Skount)

“All the cultures that have existed in our history have bequeathed us their most intimate experience through symbolic language,” he says, spoken like a graffiti fan actually. But for Skount this symbolic language is to assist people to relate to the spiritual world, to synthesize a mystical relationship with life through the symbol, facilitating an encounter between the divine and the human.

“In this mural I have illustrated a hand (as a symbol of blessing and protection) with a drawn circle, holding a human entity, since above all the symbolic cosmos, the circle arises, like the wheel of life that spins the whole nature, with its cycles, its rhythms and its eternal movement. It is, therefore, the totality, the integrity and the realization,” he explains. Only when you see the final photo here can one appreciate the scale of the new indoor work, as well as the size of the future museum here in Amsterdam.

Skount for “Street art / Urban contemporary art museum”. Amsterdam. (photo © Skount)

Skount for “Street art / Urban contemporary art museum”. Amsterdam. (photo © Skount)

Skount for “Street art / Urban contemporary art museum”. Amsterdam. (photo © Skount)

Skount for “Street art / Urban contemporary art museum”. Amsterdam. (photo © Skount)

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