For 11 days the doors of the prison of El Dueso, built on the ancient ruins of the Spanish fortress of Napoleon, opened to host the street artist Pejac who, together with the prisoners, gave life to Gold Mine, an artistic project that has given new life to the structure.
In particular, three murals have been created. The first, The Shape of days, consists of a huge painted tree, composed of dozens and dozens of classic signs that are engraved on the wall to take into account the days.
It continues with Hollow Walls, which consists of an optical illusion in which it seems that a chasm opens in the wall and a bird comes out of it, always a symbol of freedom.
The last one always plays with the viewer’s perception and is called Hidden Value. Pejac and the inmates used a basketball board as a base and painting on it created the illusion that it would bend on itself.
The artist himself said:
“A prison itself is a place wrapped in harsh reality and at the same time, I feel that it has a great surrealist charge. It is as if you only need to scratch a little on its walls to discover the poetry hidden inside”.