The wide range of Occupy Wall Street protesters are still fighting to get their message across to change the way things are run at Wall Street and an example of one of these efforts is this street art titled Wall Street Labyrinth by Liqen. The Spain-based artist created a large black and white mural that depicts what he thinks Wall Street is all about.
The graffiti consists of an impenetrable brick wall maze that it's occupied by bankers and deformed beasts like rats, cockroaches and worms. The grotesque financial leaders appears to be running the place while causing a series of detrimental damage and problems to society.
Wall Street Labyrinth by Liqen is defined by the artist as "critical surrealism." This polemical piece took 12 days to be finished, and it was done on the Wynwood Walls in Miami.
Wall Street Labyrinth by Liqen Visually Criticizes the Financial World
1. Street Art Criticism - Opportunities for artists to visually critique societal and financial systems through street art, sparking conversations and driving change.
2. Occupy Wall Street Movement - The ongoing fight for change in the way Wall Street operates, highlighting the demand for accountability and fairness.
3. Critical Surrealism - The use of art to challenge and question societal norms and expectations, creating thought-provoking and impactful visual statements.
1. Art and Design - The art industry can embrace street art as a powerful medium for social commentary, further promoting artists' ability to challenge the status quo.
2. Finance and Banking - The banking sector needs to address public concerns and adapt to changing societal expectations, pushing for more transparency and ethical practices.
3. Social Activism - The rise of grassroots movements like Occupy Wall Street highlights the importance and effectiveness of community-driven activism in demanding systemic change.