Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Jeronimo Lopez Ramirez, better known as Dr. Lakra (cover artist in August 2010), is a tattoo artist and illustrator who lives in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico, and occasionally can be found tattooing in different studios in Mexico City. Last week our colleagues at Juxtapoz Latin America had the opportunity to see the process when tattooing a piece of a gypsy with lyrics that read "SinYolanda." We love it.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
Our partners and colleagues in Mexico City just let us know about a fantastic new exhibition by Emilio Rangel, who just opened a brand new exhibit in Mexico City, Genealogía at Terreno Baldío Gallery. This is Ragnel's first works since his acclaimed The Whore of Babylon exhibition. The works appear to be sculptural fusings of part human and animal qualities, with futuristic, tribal characteristics applied in their uniforms.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monterrey, Mexico-based fine artist, Rene Almanza, who has shown extensively in San Francisco in recent years, will be showcasing 1001 ink drawings, all measuring 15 cm x 15 cm, at Gerrish Fine Art in London this June 19, 2012. Almanza is currently residing in London, preparing his enormous new body of work.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 11, 2012
Last week, we were down in Mexico City as both a sponsor and participant in the All City Canvas urban art festival. Today we have photos of some of the finished murals and how they look in their surrounding environments, including works by El Mac, Escif, Saner, Sego, Herakut, Roa, Interesni Kazki, and Vhils.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We were spread out this past weekend, part of us in Los Angeles, part in New York City for Frieze, and part in Mexico City, where Juxtapoz was a sponsor and lecturer at the All City Canvas Festival. We have gone over the roster, even posted about Escif's memorable mural, but a line-up of Roa, Aryz, Saner, El Mac, Herakut, Sego, Escif, Vhils, Interesni Kazki, and others is not to be missed. Here are some things we saw over the weekend...
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 07, 2012
There is no question that Valencia, Spain-based Escif has some of the most politically aware and intelligent street work being produced today. Each piece, even his simple sentences, have a backstory that pertains to the space and place in which he does the public work. This is case with his brilliant piece at All City Canvas in Mexico City, where Escif painted a huge mural on the side of the politically historic Chihuahua apartment building.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 06, 2012
Last Thursday the exhibition PIEZAS opened as part of the Festival All City Canvas at Fifty24MX in Mexico City. Several pieces were on view by many of the artists participating in the festival such as Saner, Roa, Interesni Kazki, Aryz, Sego and El Mac.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
We have our Mexico City colleagues on the scene at the huge Public Art festival, All City Canvas, where an all-world roster of artists (Roa, Escif, Saner, Herakut, Vhils, Interesni Kazki, El Mac, Aryz, and Sego) are painting huge walls around the Mexican capital. After the first few days, some massively good works are being produced. Check out some of the progress shots we were able to capture.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Mars-1 was recently down in Mexico City at the same time we happened to be working in the mega-city, so we decided to hang out with him while the San Francisco artist painted this mural. The fun part is that if you ever wanted to Google Mars-1 Mexico City, you get Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds to Mars. We digress.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 28, 2012
Obviously there is a great creative energy in Mexico City at the moment, and one of the artists that we really like in both the illustrative and Public Art realm is Smithe. The artist just posted a few new illustrations on his blog, and this one we especially enjoy. The best part? It will be available as a print soon. More works after the jump . . .