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Upcoming: Sea Walls / Murals for Oceans Festival (Mexico)

From July 17 – 26, the island of Cozumel in Mexico will be hosting annual summer mural festival, Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans. For the second year in a row, in collaboration with 1xRUN, Tony Delfino, and World Art Destinations, is organizing this unique event aimed to educate and inspire individuals and communities to protect the planet’s most important ecosystem – the ocean. The main concept behind their efforts is to save our seas via public art and activism (ARTivism), which includes beautifying the chosen area as well as hosting educational workshops […]

Streets: El Mac – “Juarense y Poderosa” (Mexico)

Unfortunately for fans of El Mac, the gifted street muralist has been dealing with health issues as of late. But, luckily for him and us, he’s finally feeling a little better and has been able paint on the streets a bit. This latest piece is entitled Juarense y Poderosa and and is one in a series of murals inspired by those who have lost family members to the violence, corruption and injustice that has plagued Mexico for the last near-decade. The Los Angeles-based artist photographed participants in the […]

Streets: Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans – Mexico Expedition

A couple of weeks ago wrapped up another praiseworthy project on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico – Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans – Mexico Expedition. For this event that took place from July 20-28, they invited a group of international artists to help raise awareness for the conservation of the ocean.  Similar to what they did with POW! WOW! Hawaii earlier this year (covered), released a series of limited edition prints along with this event, with 100% of the proceeds going towards funding the programme. Greatly needed protection for the […]

Openings: Saner – “La Locura de Un Hombre Desconoido” @ Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de San Luis Potosí

Mexican artist Edgar Nández aka Saner, opened his first museum solo show on June 20th at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Luis Potosí, introducing over 25 new works. Working in different mediums, from ink on paper, to large size murals and animated video, the artist fully embraced this opportunity to introduce his creativity and talent. La Locura de Un Hombre Desconoido or The Madness of A Stranger Man is inspired by his long journey of believing in himself and continuing to pursue his dreams, despite disapproval […]

Openings: Curiot – “La Creacion de Nirak’tuh” @ Fifty24Mx

As previously announced, Mexican artist Favio Martinez aka Curiot, opened his first solo show in his hometown of Mexico City at Fifty24Mx Gallery on the 14th of June. Titled La Creacion de Nirak’tuh,this show is probably one of the strongest and most elaborate he has worked on. In collaboration with the gallery, the artist painted the entire interior of the space, giving his works a much needed accent and adding to the depth and visual appearance of his work. The strong influence of traditional Central American art in […]

Previews: Curiot – “La Creacion de Nirak’tuh” @ Fifty24Mx

Favio Martínez aka Curiot is opening his first solo show in his homeland at Fifty24Mx gallery in Mexico City on the 14th of June. He is currently one of the more recognized urban artists of the country, with shows in Europe and USA under his belt, as well as large murals being painted around the world. In his work, he cleverly uses the elements of the traditional Mexican art, with the dynamics and energy the street art that he’s been influenced by, resulting in unusual surrealistic imagery. Also […]

Streets: Augustine Kofie (Mexico)

All City Canvas recently invited Augustine Kofie (featured) to Mexico City to paint a massive mural in the middle of Colonia Roma (Roma neighborhood) in the Cuauhtémoc borough. Working day and night, the Los Angeles-based artist created a site-specific piece with his urban abstract aesthetic in this collaboarative project with Herman Miller and Impact Hub D.F. Take a look at more photos below… Via Graffuturism. Discuss Augustine Kofie here.

Streets: Curiot (Mexico City)

Curiot recently took part in a new mural project Lienzo Capital in Mexico City. Organized by Museo del Juguete and Insituto de la Juiventud, this project kicked off with the Mexican artist painting a big wall entitled Quetzen-tul con una canica más. Created on the side of a very colorful building with his recognizable imagery influenced by the mysticism of the ancient cultures, the idea of the piece reminds us how small and fragile human life really is, and how impossible it is for humans to […]

Preview: David Choe – “Snowman Monkey BBQ” @ Museo Universitario del Chopo

American artist David Choe (featured) has spent the last several weeks working on his exhibition opening August 17th at the Museo Universitario del Chopo. This is his first big solo show after four years of “falling deep into addiction, heartbreak, rejoicing, discovery, recovery, hallucinogenics, worship and ignorant idiotic prophecies,” so there is a lot he wanted to create and share. From the title Snowman Monkey BBQ, which takes inspiration from the words that Chinese gamblers scream in casinos, to painting with Pedro Friedeberg, this show is 100% driven by […]

Upcoming: David Choe @ Museo Universitario del Chopo

After his hard work paid off in a big way for David Choe (featured), he has been traveling the world on many different adventures and endeavors. Although he has still shared his art-making skills in many ways, time flies as it has been a long time since we have seen a solo (2010) from the sensitive artist. So, news of his upcoming show opening August 17th at the Museo Universitario del Chopo has his patient fans excited to see his return. As evidenced by the photos on his […]
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