Fina de Carballo: A muller Nitromón
- Yoseba Mp (Joseba Muruzábal Pérez)
Joseba Muruzábal, aka Yoseba MP, lives in Santiago de Compostela and is one of the contemporary painting representatives in Galicia. His work features a strong realistic style, sometimes linked to surrealism, where he shows everyday scenes through a very suggestive brushstroke and a strong photographic influence.
He brings to Carballo his series of murals called ‘Fenómenos do rural’ where our grandmothers become superheroines with superhuman powers, thus paying homage to women as a key figure in our society.
Within this series, the Galician artist includes his peculiar tribute to the Carballo country women, making use of one of the star products of the region: the potato. More specifically, the local variety known as Fina de Carballo, which is very appreciated by local consumers; in this mural of large dimensions, he achieves a supernatural scale.
This new and strong supergrandmother carries with elegance a giant potato in the purest Obelix style, as though it were a menhir, a nod to the well-known character of Goscinni and making it clear that if there were such potatoes, we would not be afraid to collect them: “Fina de Carballo: A muller Nitromón”.