"Nobody likes being labeled, especially not artists. So use the term “street art” or “graffiti artist” with care (a new term being thrown around is “independent public art”), most artists will have some sort of qualm with the terms or not identify with them at all. Call it what you like, but it is undeniable that there are some true artists working on the street and they are becoming the art world’s rock stars." Elisa-Rodriguez Villa Check out this article on FUSION click here!!: Art Basel Miami Beach
It's with great pleasure to announce that "All in A Days Work" & "Lomas, Palomas, y Palomitas" will be taking part in this years Border Biennal! Tijuana to Brownsville: Contemporary Art along the Border. Presented by Smart at the El Paso Museum of Art & concurrently at the Museo de Arte in Cd. Juarez. Please join us on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 in the afternoon for the official opening of the exhibit. Ends August 18, 2013.
Here with dear friend & collector Cheech Marin in front of "Lomas, Palomas, y Palomitas" in 2012.
Our friend Andie organized our next wall in Downtown, Santa Ana CA! We painted live right in the heart of the OC during the immigration is beautiful project by Favianna Rodriguez held at the plaza next to our wall and during the 5 de Mayo celebration that was outta control! Yoshi Theater also had a couple of cool concerts happening! All around great vibes, good food, and sweet people. Much love to Andie, Ryan, D, Rosa, Jack&Jessica, and the rest of the good folks who came by to say hi and support. "Conception Of IMIX" 70' x 30' mixed media mural on primed stucco. See it XL by clicking on image.
Our next destination brings us to SF right smack in the mix of Muralismo in the mission district. Thank you The Urbanist for compiling this great video! Also much love and appreciation to Mission Arts 415, Street Art SF, Chloe, Jim Prigoff, and the rest of the peeps from the improv meetings we had, many thanks for your time. Make sure you full screen this M!~
Next up Los Angeles! To be more precise we are headed to Highland Park at the Bohlonath Gallery close to 61 and Fig. The COI crew is coming together to create this next level mural. From Left to Right: BOUNCE, WERC, CODAK, YOSHI, CROW, & VYAL. As with all the previous mural thus far, we arrived on location to conceptualize the mural. Click on image to enlarge.
This wall created at historic Chicano Park who has recently been recognized as a historic site and national park. In collaboration with Isaias Crow & Maxx Moses this wall inspired on ancestry & lineage. The title for my contribution is "THE HUNTER" mixed media mural 2013.
more photos coming soon! Now off to Los Angeles!
For the past few weeks I have been traveling & painting. The first stop is at the Front Gallery space in San Ysidro CA. Isaias Crow and I are traveling up the Westcoast painting several cities along the way. This mural here is the first collaboration of many to come. "Conception of Immaculacy" mixed media mural 2013. Thank you Monica, Letty, The Front Gallery Space, and Casa Familiar for your support.
If you are in the Seattle area be sure to stop by and check out the Chicanitas Exhibition at the Whatcom Museum on view now thru March 24, 2013. For more information please visit the Whatcom Museum's site here: Whatcom!
Check this interview for Magazine. Ave. MAGAZINE is the avenue to challenge what have become the routine, the norm, and the traditional within Arts, Culture, and Urbanism around the Border Region. Ave. MAGAZINE will present an innovative approach to Architecture, Design, Performing and Visual Arts, and Cultural Issues. Go Check it out here:
Check out this video on Cali's Prop 37, Graff & GMOs. Featuring VYAL, MEAR, Griffin one, Ernest Doty and myself! Graffiti Artists vs GMOs on Voice Of Art! We have the right to know! or do we? Go vote!
Took part in this great event held at the Schlactoff in Wiesbaden, Germany. 2012. For more look here: Folklore Festival or on Facebook here: FB. Many thanks to Manuel and all the organizers, Schlactoff/Kontext workers. This mural was conceptualized on site together with:
VYAL, MANONE, WERC West Coast Artists (Los Angeles, Chuco) MADE & PEETA ( Padova) LOOMIT (München) TASSO ( Meerane) ECB (Koblenz) MR PUPPET(Sweden) ALIEN, JUST (Venezuela) ADO(Italy) TOTEM(Atlanta, USA) PRISCO(PR) XA(SWEDEN) RZM(Germany)
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con el VYAL