This beautiful and symbolic mural can be seen in Busan, South Korea. It’s a very interesting piece of art and it has great symbolic value as well as aesthetic significance. The mural was painted by German artist Hendrik Beikirch and represents a fisherman. The mural in 70-meters high and it was painted on the side of Busan’s fishing union building, located between Haeundae and Gwangalli beaches.
The elderly fisherman is a symbol of the large number of South Korean that are still working in this industry. It represents those that were not caught by the country’s rapid economic development which is symbolized by the glass and steel skyscrapers visible in the background. It’s an interesting contrast. Underneath the portrait of the fisherman, the mural also features a statement written in Korean that translates as “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”