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 . . .
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 15, 2012
We just stopped by FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco to preview Mexico City based artist Saner newest exhibition, Corazón Sangrante (Bleeding Heart). Opening Friday, March 16, the exhibition features numerous large and small works on paper, a few works on canvas, and series of masks.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Portland, Oregon-based sculpture artist, Meredith Dittmar, is set to open a new solo exhibition, Now You See It, Now You Don't, at FIFTY24MX Gallery in Mexico City this Saturday, December 10. Based on personal experiences over the past 15 months, Dittmar's new work is based on the cycle of life death.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 30, 2011
After we left Herbert Bagline in Oaxaca after Day of the Dead (and his collaborative work with Dr Lakra) the Sao Paulo artist headed to Mexico City to paint murals around the massive city. We found some photos of one of the murals, with a bit of an explanation from Herbert himself.
Tattoo // Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Dr Lakra, cover artist of our August 2010 issue, will be having a museum exhibition at the Museo de la Ciudad de México in Mexico City beginning December 7, 2011. After a museum retrospective at the Boston ICA in the summer of 2010, the critically acclaimed artist will be showcasing works never-before-seen in Mexico City.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Maybe you know Pedro Friedeberg as the man behind the now infamous Hand Chair. But did you know the Mexico City-based Friedeberg, along with Frida Kahlo, were the only two Mexican artists recognized by Andre Breton as part of the Surrealist movement? That makes Friedeberg the last of the Mexican Surrealists, and he opens a new exhibition in Mexico City this week.