June 25, 2015

RONE & SKOUNT / MURAL

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Last month my australian friend Rone pass by Amsterdam and we  painted our first collaboration mural
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El pasado mes mi amigo austrliano Rone pasó por Amsterdam y pintamos nuestra primera colaboración.

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June 23, 2015

UNKNOWN ENTITY / PRINT

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New limited edition of 25, high quality digital print on 180gr beige paper with original hand touches with ink and collage. All different
Numbered and signed on front by the artist.
With authenticity certificate attached

International shipping available (fees vary by country)

Now available on my Online store


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June 11, 2015

INCANDESCENT NATURE / MURAL

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Quick abstract mural painted few weeks ago in Amsterdam, Netherlands


June 8, 2015

LA CARPE D'OR / MURAL

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Mural painted in collaboration with Alex Mac crew, Pablito Zago, Russ and YZ in Saint-Louise, France.

Last 11st of May I was invited by the association "Ariana" to take part in their project call MIXART, painting a collaborative mural inspired by the Alsace tale of "La carpe d'or", at the main train station of the city.

"En ce temps là, le fils du Comte de Ferrette aimait à se promener du côté de Liebsdorf. 

Un jour, il rencontra une jeune bergère dont la beauté l'éblouit. Eperdument amoureux de la belle et n'osant lui déclarer sa flamme, il exprima sont amour en un poème qu'il grava sur la pierre où elle aimait se reposer. Séduite par ce doux message, la bergère accepta aussitôt d'épouser le chevalier. 
Hélas, fallait-il encore convaincre le Comte de Ferrette qui s'opposa à de telles épousailles. Croyant l'exploit impossible, le Comte exigea de la bergère qu'elle accomplisse quelque action extraordinaire qui la rende digne de ce mariage.


Confiante, la jeune fille lui proposa de goûter à ses mystérieux Poissons d'Or. 

Intrigué, celui-ci accepta. 

Elle alla alors pêcher des carpes qu'elle prépara à sa façon et fit dorer à l'huile.
Conquis par les délices qui lui étaient proposés, le Comte accepta bien volontiers l'union de son fils et de la bergère. Il leur fit même construire un château sur la pierre témoin de leur idylle, endroit désormais connu sous le nom de Liebenstein qui signifie «pierre de l'Amour».


C'est ainsi que la Carpe Frite devint un mets si prisé dans le Sundgau."

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Mural realizado en colaboración con Alex Mac crew, Pablito Zago, Russ and YZ en Saint-Louise, Francia.

El pasado 11 de mayo fui invitado por la asociación "Ariana"  formar parte de su proyecto MIXART. pintando un mural en conjunto con otros artistas, inspirado por el cuento de Alsacia, "La carpe d'or", en la estación central de tren de la ciudad.

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Sketch
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May 2, 2015

PROJECTION: SEARCHING

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Last March I did my first solo show in Kuwait city, "Projections: Searching"curated by Visual Therapy at Almakan gallery. Where I exhibited photography along with 7 new paintings and a short film.

Click here to see the online catalog

"Projections: Searching"
One of the challenges in anthropology is finding the precise derivation of human culture and early activities, with the invention and use of the mask representing one of the unanswered questions today. The use of masks dates back several millennia. It is believed that the first masks may have generally been used by primitive people to associate the wearer with some kind of unimpeachable authority, such as "the gods" or to otherwise lend credence to the person's claim on a given social role.

Humans worldwide have used masks since ancient times for sacred rituals, as ornamentation, in performances and theatre. The mask disguises the identity of its owner, and symbolizes the need to hide or repress a person’s desires, fears or concerns.

Skount considers that everyone carries masks; with it we conceal our identity and adopt a more socially acceptable image to get by day to day. However, there are also moments in which we can reveal our true nature, and take them off.

Now for the first time in Kuwait, Visual Therapy presents “Projections: Searching,” an exhibition of new artworks by Skount, the second one from his studio series inspired by the study of psychoanalysis projection.

For one year Skount will focus his artworks on the study of projection as a defense mechanism by which the subject attributes to others their virtues or defects, including their shortcomings. This phenomenon operates in situations of emotional conflict, internal or external threat of origin, attributing to other people or objects feelings, thoughts and desires that they never quite accepted in themselves because they generate distress or anxiety.

As a result, the person can lose his real soul by trying to draw a new identity while looking at others distorting or redrawing their true identity in order to blend with mainstream society.

This is a clear symptom of paranoia as deformation of a normal process that leads us to search the outside world the cause of our affections.

Although the term was used by Sigmund Freud from 1895 to refer specifically to a mechanism observed in paranoid personalities or subjects directly paranoid, various psychoanalytic schools have later generalized the concept to designate a primary defense. As such, it is present in all psychic structures (in psychosis, neurosis and perversion). Therefore, in attenuated form, also operates in certain forms of thought completely normal everyday life.

For this time, Skount with “Projection: Searching” presents, through his artworks, a metaphorical seeking for the inner self of our existence; our roots, identity, and afterlight.

By removing their metaphorical mask and by leaving behind hidden feelings, thoughts or desires, the person can try to look for his inner self, adopting behaviors of other people close to him. This creates an inner self as a projection of other people or a fusion of our inner universe with each person that is part of our life.


This kind of seeking erases our identity as individual people and generates a collective identity influenced by the people or society that surrounds us, adopting a role of conduct, feelings, thoughts and shared emotions that redraws our inner self.


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Cosmic Kiss, acrylic and spray on canvas, 80x90 cm. 2015

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Explorers, acrylic and collage on canvas, 50x60 cm. 2015

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Family projections, acrylic and collage on canvas, 50x60 cm. 2015

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Inner transmission, acrylic and spray on canvas 50x65 cm. 2015

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Projections: Searching. Video lenght: 01 min 45 sec. (stereo) HD
Video editing: Elena de la Rubía
Camera: Laguna

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 Integration, acrylic and collage on illustration board 30x42 cm. 2015

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Fusion, acrylic and collage on illustration board 30x42 cm. 2015

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The photos are from "Beyond the mist" series. Click here to check more

Below you will find some photos of  the opening

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April 30, 2015

COLORFUL FACELESS / MURAL

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Mural painted in Kuwait city, Kuwait. 2015

The mural depicts my interpretation of what i discovered on the kuwaiti people after have been there few weeks.

People full of traditions and heavily influenced by religion and their culture but at the same time also open mind and eager to exchange knowledge with people from other places totally different to their culture. Full of inner color that they share with everybody and at the same time they nourish their lives.

I am really glad to have had the opportunity to discover and share time with this amazing people in constant evolution and learn a little bit about their culture and religion.

Thanks to Visual therapy and Montana colors Kuwait
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Mural realizado en la ciudad de Kuwait. 2015

El mural representa mi interpretación personal de lo que he descubierto en el pueblo kuwaití después de haber convivido con numerosas personas de allá unas semanas.

Pueblo lleno de tradiciones y fuertemente influenciado por la religión y su cultura, pero al mismo tiempo también de mente abierta y con ganas de intercambiar conocimientos con personas de otros lugares totalmente diferentes a su cultura. Las personas estan llenas de color interior que comparten con todo el mundo y, a su vez nutren sus vidas.

Estoy muy contento de haber tenido la oportunidad de descubrir y compartir tiempo con este increíble pueblo en constante evolución y haber aprendido un poco acerca de su cultura y religión.

Gracias a  Visual therapy y Montana colors Kuwait

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