phenomenology 2: an Icelandic ‘Muelle’? (b)

Back (very back!) on the fourth of October of last year, I introduced you to this work of what I may dare to call the Icelandic Muelle, by analogy with a Spanish precedent of the 1980s which I still remember having seen in Madrid that long ago.

The fact is, in my walks through Reykjavík during the last years I have seen and documented other examples which may be works of the same person or perhaps of close colleagues or admirers of theirs, imitators, etc., or perhaps only examples of a technique more or less ubiquitous among graffiters and street artists in general. I think it will not be difficult for you to appreciate the style analogies. Today I only present you the very last example I know (in fact, a completely new addition to the street art repertoire of Reykjavík at that time) from my very last visit to the city in 2019. Whether from the same author or not, this seems a clever and somehow sophisticated evolution of the otherwise super-simple original muelle (spring) pattern:

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