Project Description

El Cuco is the first mural done by the recently formed ‘Thealang Collective’ . It was painted in the suburb of Sankt Pauli in Hamburg and measures about 20 x 6 m ( 65 x 19 ft). In Latin America, El Cuco is considered as a mystical shape-shifting creature who steals the souls of innocent children comparable to the boogeyman.

Here, we wanted to portray the impact of today’s (pre-Corona?) society: the eternally growing economy symbolised by the donations for the partially destroyed Notre Dame, and its effect of constantly destroying the environment, here symbolised by the burning green lung Рthe Amazon Rainforest. The combination of traditional painting by Elmar Karla and the technical stencils by LAPIZ creates a truly unique piece of art.

~ Hamburg – Germany ~