Artist: Alejandro Mono Gonzales (Curicò, Cile)
Title: El Agua
Biography: Alejandro Mono Gonzalez was born in Curico in 1947. He is a Chilean artist and set designer, known for his social work. In 1969, he created together with other Chilean artists and muralists, the Brigada Ramona Parra, supporting and creating communication for Salvador Allende. After the coup, his work as a muralist and social activator continued clandestinely. He participated as a set designer, some of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s films, such as Dance of Reality, Machuca by Andres wood, and La Frontera by Ricardo Larrain. He is currently a lecturer at Cinema at the Cilena ARCIS University, as well as working as a muralist in various parts of the world.
Description: The work was realised with the participation of about 100 people from the village and with the guys from the reception centre of Prata Sannita. The work is dedicated to the water of San Potito Sannitico. Starting from the small fountain, the subjects, nature and birds, go towards the fountains larger. Water is the main subject in Mono’s works because because it is not a public good in Chile. To the right, nature turns into a hand that takes itself.