Juxtapoz // Monday, August 06, 2012
Just this past week, Mexico City-based Saner was in Oaxaca for the 2012 edition of the Guelaguetza, where he painted a few murals that, as our Juxtapoz Latin America colleagues noted, looked beautiful along with the landscape of Oaxaca. As Wikipedia is teaching us, Guelaguetza is an annual cultural event in Mexico that takes place in the city of Oaxaca, centering on traditional dancing in costume in groups, and includes parades complete with indigenous walking bands, native food, and statewide artisanal crafts such as prehispanic-style textiles.
Street Art // Friday, July 20, 2012
Saner sent over some process and completed photos of a mural he painted in Monterrey, México for the Callegenera Festival. The murals concept was based around the current Mexico presidential elections. Corruption and transparency have been a major problem, as well as bribes and bought votes. Saner spoke about this particular mural, “The idea was to paint people into government service, at the end we are only a small part of the banquet.”
Illustration // Thursday, July 12, 2012
Brick and Meat collection is a series of dismembered humans, elegantly adorned with intestines by Smithe One. Smithe’s compositional style is disturbing, yet nostalgic. With the use of retro hues and soft coloring, the pieces have a slight nostalgic edge. The motif of collection falls on self-destruction and the dismemberment from soul, body, wants and needs...
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 // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Our good friends in Mexico City made it out to the 2012 Mexico Contemporary Art Fair (MACO) last week, and from the looks of it, there was a ton of good booths and artists on display in Mexico City, including Takashi Murakami, Dr Lakra, George Condo, Pedro Friedeberg, Maya Hayuk, Clayton Brothers, and other heavyweights of the contemporary art world. A few notes and lots of photos after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 23, 2012
Liqen sent over some photos of his newest mural painted in the Xanenetla delbarrio, a suburb city of Puebla, Mexico. The Spanish artist returned to Mexico after being invited by the “Collective Tomato” to paint a mural in part of revitalization project. He chose to paint the nations staple food corn, creating faces in each kernel to represent the idea of family.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 16, 2011
So this is what an experimental printing press, cyborg human could possibly look like. This new mural painted in Oaxaca, Mexico by Liqen is exceptionally creepy and highly imaginative. We love it.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 11, 2011
Today we show you the completed collaborative mural that Herbert Baglione and Dr. Lakra worked on in Oaxaca, Mexico last week in conjunction with the Day of the Dead festivities. As you can see in the final mural, the artist took the Day of the Dead celebration and its themes of celebrating those passed away and applied to each of their styles.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 07, 2011
Juxtapoz editor, M. Revelli, visited the Oaxaca, Mexico town of San Agustin Etla for the Dia de los Muertos ("Day of the Dead") celebration this past week. The tiny town, just a bit more than 10 miles north of the city of Oaxaca, is widely known for their major Dia de los Muertos celebrations, including costumes, music, and invigorated crowds.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 10, 2011
Tijuana-based artist, Charles Glaubitz, whom we have featured in the magazine in year's past, has a new installation on display at the Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT). The exhibition recreates the 10-year timeline of a narrative as one sequential piece, from the beginning and subsequent end of the old world.