The Art of Mexico City's Minoz y MeizJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Minoz is a Smiths' listening, MC rhyming, salsa dancing, cumbia listening son of a mariachi musician from the outskirts of Mexico City. Meiz a self-described geek, who is into vinyl sculpture, comics, and indie rock. Having known each other since primary school, both Minozy Meiz started drawing together things they both saw on the streets around their neighborhood. At 14, they started painting graffiti. Today, they constantly challenged each other to evolve and to try different more challenging painting styles.
When Juxtapoz visited Mexico City last week, we asked Minoz y Meiz about their work, and what was their overreaching goals in their graffiti. "We seek to create a social representation of contemporary life in Mexico," they told us. "We have a desire to acknowledge the existence of individual people in their world through large-scale paintings on their streets."
All photography by M. Revelli.