Photo of the Day: Mexican artist spray-paints amazing mural in Kaohsiung

Mexican artist WERC spray-paints a stunning mural of endangered species endemic to Taiwan, including pangolin

Mural by WERC. (Photo by arcadeartgallery.com)

Mural by WERC. (Photo by arcadeartgallery.com)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Photos of a vividly colored mural spray-painted on a building by Mexican artist WERC in Taiwan's southern city of Kaohsiung were posted on the Arcade Art Gallery website on June 22.

Considered one of the Top 10 most talented Street Artists living/working in New York City, WERC Alvarez is a public artist who paints murals throughout the globe bridging the worlds of the ethereal and the earthly through his masterful manipulation of color. WERC’s pieces bring wonder into the urban environment with a free-flowing aesthetic, inspired by the dream like nature of surrealism and grounded in geometry.

The name of the work in Kaohsiung is "Formosan Forms" and the artist said that the design is "a collage of flora and fauna native to Taiwan including the pangolin which is now the most trafficked animal in the world, including in the endangered species list and accounting for at least 20 percent of all illegal wildlife trade."

The work was commissioned by the Arcade Art Gallery and was funded by the Kaohsiung Lingya District Office as part of an ongoing program which brings artists to create murals in the city. It took WERC three days to complete the mural.


(Photo by arcadeartgallery.com)


(Photo by arcadeartgallery.com)


(Photo by arcadeartgallery.com)


(Photo by arcadeartgallery.com)


(Photo by arcadeartgallery.com)

For those wanting to see the mural up close, it is located at No. 22, Lane 9, Chengqing Road, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, 802