Argentinian artist, Ever Siempre, just wrapped up painting this wall in Asunción, Paraguay. The piece is entitled “Chokokue” (“Farmer”) in the indigenous Guarani language, and represents a somber and violent history the country’s government has had with this agricultural social group. Ever writes:
“During 1989-2013 they were executed and disappeared 115 leaders and members of peasant organizations. These attacks has the objetive of acquire the land of the farmers this is a due to large corporate interests linked to models agribusiness such as soy, this situation has led Paraguay to be the country with the most unequal land distribution in the World . More than 80% of the land is in the hands of less than 2% of the population. This work is a claim to peasant social struggle in Paraguay, a universal human right. Color grading turn is the abstract representation of the “triple Alianza” War (Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay) funded by the English colony. The consequences of this war was that almost 80% of the Paraguayan population were killed during that war, a latent print in the history of Paraguay.”
Ever’s signature style of portraiture with encircling gradients and color fields has a powerful effect. Using both brushes and spray paint, his works are largely social based, telling stories through visual art. Ever has painted walls around the world and continues to connect people and place through his large public works. We’re always excited to see his next installment!