San Diego’s Celeste Byers and New Zealand’s Aaron Glasson have joined forces once again to create a psychotropic mural in Tijuana on the Mexico/USA border as a part of their project “Dimensiones”. 

San Diego’s Celeste Byers and New Zealand’s Aaron Glasson have joined forces once again to create a psychotropic mural in Tijuana on the Mexico/USA border as a part of their project “Dimensiones”. 

Dimensiones tells the story of an inter-dimensional group of travelers who come to earth, much like themselves. The pair has been hopping from coast to coast unstoppably creating beautiful pieces to adorn and morph with the paradisiac environments they choose to work in. They made a short film for the project in which artist Oscar Moreno plays the “guru” who leads the viewers through their transformations into invisibility and growing cacti out of their heads in a tinted desert set with some funky dancing and some great attires.

Having chosen one of the most controversial borders in the world, the outcome stands out in the best way possible. These two realities that meet at this precise point in geography become a single dimension, one that is colorful, magic and in some way, full of hope. In Celeste’s words: “The project is about metaphysical dimensions (parallel universes/alternate realities) and when we painted our mural on the border wall (which we thought could be considered a dimension in itself) it started to give the project new meaning even though we didn't intend for that.”

The pair will be having a show on May 9th at Out Here, a new gallery space in Tijuana. Along with the short film some smaller paintings on same the theme will be shown as well as huge teleporter installation, yes, a teleporter.

If you’re in the area don’t miss the show and you can watch the video here.

Ivonne Alcántara