Gentrification (Valencia, Spain) [Image: Escif]
Spanish muralist and street artist Escif, who specializes in smart, punchy pieces that comment on consumerism and politics, has done a lot of work in his native Valencia, Spain.
But he's also traveled recently. On his website, Streetagainst.com, you can see some work he did on a trip to Montreal, including 'Lock', below.
Lock (Montreal, Canada) [Image: Escif]
Although he told Unurth "I try to focus my work around concepts," he admitted on his site that this one came from a less intellectual place:
"A giant lock in the wall... Why?? Is not about a locked society or how we are closed to our freedom. It´s just because I found some lock signals in front of the wall and I didn´t found a better idea.... I´m sorry!!"
Wikileaks (Valencia, Spain) [Image: Escif]
Ne travaillez jamais (Besancon, France) [Image: Escif]
On-Off (Katowice, Poland) [Image: Escif]