CBK ROTTERDAM MAKES POSSIBLE: El Trotamundos restored
In 2007, the Rotterdam-Chilean muralist Kata Nunez made a colorful mural in the Zwarte Paardenstraat in Cool: a galloping horse that not only symbolizes freedom, but also global citizenship. The painting was commissioned by a number of residents.
Nunez was a pioneer of the mural in our city. Halfway through the 1970 years he came to Rotterdam as a refugee. He was initially part of various painting brigades. The brigades made politically committed murals everywhere in the Netherlands. His work later became increasingly personal in nature, but he maintained a social theme, as also visible in it El Trotamundos - 'the world traveler'. He painted murals for Vogelklas Karel Schot, Humanitas, the RET and CBK Rotterdam. The artist returned to Chile six years ago.
During a recent visit to Rotterdam, Nunez offered to restore El Trotamundos. After eleven years the mural made a somewhat dull impression. The painting was renewed in collaboration with CBK Rotterdam and the Zwarte Paardenstraat regained its unique colors.
Publication date: 02 / 11 / 2018