Mural radiator

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This interesting mural from 9 Równa Street was created in 2017. The work shows an old type radiator with the annotation “OPÓR” which means “RESISTANCE”.

The mural was created as a part of the Street Art Doping festival. The author of the work is an artist from Valencia, Spain, called Escif, whose works are distinguished by simplicity and ingenuity.

What did the author mean when painting a huge radiator on one of the walls of a tenement house in Prague? In an interview with the Z Prawej Stron portal, Escif said the following:

The Warsaw district of Praga was one of the centers of resistance during the Second World War. Some buildings in this district have a history written on their walls, we can see bullet holes and bomb holes in them. These buildings survived the Nazi occupation, then the Soviet occupation, and now they have to deal with the new occupation – capitalism that, by revitalizing the area, tries to destroy the old facades and start the process of gentrification. “Resistance” is meant to encourage resistance to globalization and survival, just as a great radiator allows you to deal with a hard winter.

About the artist

Escif is a street artist based in Valencia, Spain. His inventive work has caught the attention of many who follow his work. In his works, the artist tries to awaken the minds of viewers, often taking up social topics.

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Mural Radiator, ul. Równa 9

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