The Faculty of Health Sciences and at the Faculty of Law display two new urban art murals, made within the framework of the artistic, educational and cultural initiative ‘UMA Mural Art Project’, a project which has the support of Unicaja Banco.
These new murals, painted by artists Tim Kerr and Lidia Cao, join other art works which can be seen at other faculties in Teatinos campus.
Unicaja Banco’s support responds to the close relationship that it has with UMA, as well as to its social commitment and its will to contribute to the development of culture, collaborating in projects that enhance its visibility.
The murals have been presented today at an event attended by the Chancellor of the University of Malaga, José Ángel Narváez, and by Juan de Mata Sanz de Diego, Manager of Institutional Relations at Unicaja Banco.
In particular, the artworks at the Faculty of Health Sciences, with a mural by Tim Kerr, and at the Faculty of Law, by Lidia Cao, join the ‘outdoors museum’ at the campus.
Tim Kerr signs his work as ‘Your Name Here’, and he seeks to raise awareness about the need for expression from individuality, to be able to reach changes with an impact on collectivity.
In this sense, this music and visual artist, born in Texas in 1956 and pioneer of the DIY scene, presents a speech that calls for activism based on a moral premise, as he wants to reflect that any act that we make involves a responsibility, insofar as it will have an effect on the others.
The mural at the Faculty of Law is divided into two pieces, one on each side of the building, with two doves in bright colours flying over words evoked from concepts.
Regarding Lidia Cao, she has a diploma in Illustration by EASD Pablo Picasso in A Coruña. She is specialized in the treatment of figures and faces, making a thorough analysis of expressions to say a lot with very little.
In his works, characters have a primordial weight in the composition and the dreamlike atmospheres that she generates enhance the expressiveness of their faces, which function as intimate psychological portraits and acquire a veiled, but intense, dramaturgy. Her mastery of volume through a firm and accurate line, her taste for synthesis in her colour palettes and her attraction for unsaturated and not very strident shades stand out, highlighting the importance of drawing over colour.
The mural at the Faculty of Health Sciences features a woman, in which her hands are of great importance, evoking the care of health professionals and from which green branches sprout, a consequence of the care with which they work.
UMA Mural Art Project
UMA Mural Art Project is an initiative promoted by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Culture of the University of Malaga, curated by the team of Staff Magazine and with the participation of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Smart-Campus.
This initiative, which started in 2019, intends that several artists leave their mark in different spots of the Teatinos university campus, transforming faculties and lecture room buildings into an outdoor museum. The first centres to feature murals were the Faculty of Education and Psychology, the Gerald Brenan Lecture Room Building, the R+D Building of the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Communication and Tourism, with murals of artists like Isa Nieto, Dreucol, Mur0ne or Chad Eaton Timber.
This year, murals of this open-air museum will be painted by artists Tim Kerr and Lidia Cao at the Faculty of Health Sciences, on the Teatinos campus extension area, and at the Faculty of Law.
Unicaja Banco’s collaboration
Unicaja Banco’s collaboration with ‘UMA Mural Art Project 2021’ falls within an agreement entered into this year and under which the bank strengthens its traditional collaboration with the University of Malaga.
For Unicaja Banco, commitment to culture and education is essential, and so it is reflected in its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy. Thus, it intends to continue providing support to the work of dissemination of knowledge carried out by the UMA, a space for reflection, research and education. More particularly, the bank works to collaborate to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 (Quality Education).