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Not all political street art or work that is loaded with social messaging is as evident as the work of Blu, Gaia, Banksy, or Ron English. Some work that still holds power in its imagery is more subtle. Nonetheless the meaning and messaging is there and can be deeply felt. One artist that has continued to produce such magnificent work around the world is Axel Void. Born in Miami, raised in Spain, and currently residing back in Miami, Void has the beautiful ability to seamlessly weave together classical and urban art. This recent piece, painted in the Dominican Republic, is of a local woman and her grandchild, and reads “Time” above (“Tiempo”). The mural was painted as part of the ArteSano Street Art Festival which took place in the city of Nagua, and is a part of Void’s ongoing Mediocre series, a tribute to daily life.

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