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Vhils leaves amazing mural in Parque la Ruina for All City Canvas Global Series

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Vhils creates the 16th mural of the Global Series in Hermosillo, Sonora

Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, made a mind-blowing mural for All City Canvas Global Series in Parque la Ruina, located in the city of Hermosillo, in the State of Sonora. This impressive piece, the 16th mural of the Global Series, has surprised many. Not just because of the artist’s extraordinary ability to portray portraits on walls but because of the story that this face represents for the community of Sonora.

This piece is now part of our community of artists, joining Interesni Kazki, Saner, Sego, Escif, D*Face, Agostino Iacurci, It’s A Living, El Mac, Roa, and Herakut.

Courtesy: Jose Pando Lucas

A textile factory transformed

Here’s a little bit more about the location. It used to be a textile factory that at the time was called Textiles de Sonora S.A, founded in 1945 by two great entrepreneur minds, Jesús Rivero Quijano and General Abelardo L. Rodríguez. It was created with the intention of boosting Sonora and making the State a modern and ideal choice for the population, and to attract people to migrate to the city.

It is worth mentioning that when it opened, it created jobs and products that competed directly with American brands.

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25 years later, in 1970, the textile factory began importing products from China. It kept functioning until it closed, as a result of too much competition.

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This space was later used as a warehouse for over 20 years and was eventually abandoned. Can you believe it?

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From a textile factory to Parque La Ruina

Years later, a group of youngsters in love with their city, began a phase of transformation and recovery of spaces. They worked to create what we know today as Parque La Ruina.

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Hence, Vhils made a mind-blowing piece in the historic and old textile factory, full of great power and hope.

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The artist was inspired by the faces of women and men who worked in the factory decades ago. Therefore, he seeks to shed light on the past through these walls that used to be intact at the time. Hence, he dug into the bowels of the building and the essence of the humans who built it, as well as the fragility of the human condition it represents.

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This mural also raises awareness on how fast we live today; how we see life through a digital screen. As a result, Vhils asks the following question: “What are we giving up in the name of this short-term convenience and the pressing demands of this acceleration?”

Courtesy: Jose Pando Lucas

This beauty is located in Parque La Ruina in Hermosillo, Sonora. If you’re in the city or nearby, don’t think twice: visit the place and embark on a trip to the past and its beautiful essence just by looking at the mural.

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Karla Corazón

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