“Connectedness facilitates a better understanding of self and others,” says Danish artist Jacoba Niepoort here in Horsens, Denmark, “and it is a tool to address current social issues”.
Her new acrylic mural is organized by the staff of the only soup kitchen in town, a tender connection that strengthens her bond to this new wall, as well as the fact that the figures celebrated are depicting her brother and sister-in-law. After 40 murals on four continents, the painter is confident in her command of the tools, and the message.
This wall, she says, is about about love, openness and connection.
“I want to interrupt the mainstream feelings of disconnection, indifference, bias, and “-isms”, through showing that underneath, we are alike, thus seeking to humanize that which has become dehumanized or alienated.”