Peruvian mural: Following the evolution of pre-Hispanic Latin America to the modern day
Twenty-year-old Peruvian artist Yim Rodriguez turned Cardinal Carter Library at King’s University College in London, Ontario into his canvas, creatating a mural in the northeast corner on the second floor of the library.
The painting follows the evolution of pre-Hispanic Latin America to the modern day. Rodriguez was asked by the Students United in Representation of Latin America (SUR LA) to paint the mural.
With his colourful, intertwined depictions of sun and moon, life and death and light and dark, Rodriguez said his mural is an “artistic portrayal of the revolution of indigenous people” of Latin America.
“The goal is to change the system, the way of teaching arts in school, and the second goal is to sensitize people so they can become conscious of what they are seeing,” he said.
SUR LA is a University of Western Ontario student organization dedicated to promoting Latin American identity and vision of the world through advocacy, education and social justice.