Aesthetics of Migration 02.02.2015
In Grenada, stencilled street art by Yescka shows two figures running toward each other, one white and holding a surfboard and the other black and holding a life preserver, presumably to identify the African and the European runner. The art again evokes the notion of ‘collision of worlds’ between migrant and tourist in the same contact zone, but where one experiences the same site as holiday space and the other experiences it as prison or cemetery.
Read the essay here: www.ibraaz.org/essays/116/
Huyendo por una mejor vida 02.04.2014
( YENDO POR UNA BUENA OLA – HUYENDO POR UNA MEJOR VIDA” | “Going for a good wave – Fleeing for a better life” by Yescka | Spain 2014 ) In 2011, 1500 people lost their lives during their escape over the Mediterranean Sea. For many people the Mediterranean Sea is a popular vacation destination, whereas for others it is a border to a better life. Poverty, as well as ethnic and political persecution drives people onto old, broken, and overcrowded fishing boats on a dangerous path to Europe. …more »
Hecho en Oaxaca 15.09.2013
Yescka’s “la ultima cena” has become a popular image in Mexico. Right now the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oaxaca shows a huge Version of it as part of the “hecho en oaxaca” exhibit together with pieces of other famous street artist like Date Farmers, Dr. Lakra, How & Nosm, Lapiztola, MOMO, Nunca, Retna, Saner, StenLex, Swoon and Vhils
PwP 2013 – San Francisco 27.03.2013
La ultima cena 15.03.2013
The “apostles” represent a part of mexico’s political, economical and religious elite. The most powerful among them is a well-known drug boss in Jesus place. The others are gathered around him, begging for his recognition. They are all sitting at one table, distributing the power among each other. Their thirst for power makes them devour the values that represents the head of Benito Juárez in the middle of the table, like freedom and justice and they abuse the responsibility they received from the people.
Los “apóstolos” en el imagen representan una parte de la élite mexicana. Como el más poderoso entre ellos, se presenta un narco popular tomando el lugar de Jesús. Los demás se juntan alrededor de él y piden su favor. Todos están sentados en una mesa y reparten el poder entre ellos. Su avidez de poder les hace comer los valores representados por la cabeza de Benito Juárez, como libertad y justicia y se abusan de la responsabilidad de la les ha encargado el pueblo.
Frida Punk 04.06.2012
This image of Frida Kahlo with a Mohawk has become popular know as “Frida Punk”. Yescka painted the first stencil of “Frida Punk” back in 2011 in Munich.
Maria Magdalena – Heidelberg 11.10.2011
Zapata Punk – Heidelberg 08.03.2011
To promote the exhibition “Zapata Punk”, white placards were hung around Heidelberg, which Yescka spray-painted.
This event caught both the passer-by’s and local media’s attention, which published several stories about Yescka.