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The man 'stamped' on the river bed

The artwork on the bed of the Guadalmedina river as seen from the La Aurora bridge.
The artwork on the bed of the Guadalmedina river as seen from the La Aurora bridge. / ESTER REQUENA
  • The graffiti artist Bisser has left his mark in Malaga with an image that is taking passersby by surprise

Street art has no boundaries. Some new graffiti, curious to say the least, has been added to the long list of works scattered around Malaga city. This time it's not on one of the walls of the streets. It's a naked man 'stamped' on the bed of the Guadalmedina river and signed by the Belgian artist Bisser, which has already aroused the interest of passersby. The image can be seen under the Puente de la Aurora close to the city centre.

According to the artist the work is called 'Don't jump' and he has chosen this title because there's no water in the river. It also carries an implicit message about climate change.

The artist is on tour (he has been cycling around Europe for two and a half months) and on his social media sites he shows works he created in Granada and before that in Valencia.

In the city of the Alhambra he has painted animals, but in the graffiti that he has spread throughout Europe you can see characters and faces.

"My work is figurative; I try to investigate different styles, media, messages and feelings. Sometimes, what I paint can be fun like the one I have completed in the river. But they can also express emotions. I find it a good way to explore different themes and that is a challenge for me," he explains.

Bisser has now returned home and hopes to return and paint somewhere else. Maybe he'll surprise us again.