Mohamed l’Ghacham is an artist born in Morocco (Tangier), but based in Barcelona. During my neverending searches on instagram I had already seen many works painted by this fantastic artist and, therefore, I had great expectations. In the beginning, he was more interested in plastic arts and later he discovered the world of graffiti and muralism. His contemporary works are very realistic and figurative, inspired by the Classical painters, Impressionism, and a vintage touch. Simple table settings, food and portraits are the main things that recur in his works often and as you can see, also in his finished piece for the The Crystal Ship in Oostende (Belgium). This mural is also a bit nostalgia for me: I am a graduated baker (I left the bakery world recently after 24 years), and this mural is next to a bakery where I used to go in the time my grandparents were still alive. I simply love this mural.
Location: Corner Blauwkasteelstraat / Sint-Catharinaplein
As most people know, street art is perishable. And this became clear also during this edition of The Crystal Ship (website), some murals of former editions have been replaced by new creations. The mural created by Smates and Locatelli is gone now, and replaced by Mohamed l’Ghacham his masterpiece.