May 21, 2010

Seres Queridos/Vitaliano mural with Sanez + Colorado

Here are some shots of the second mural I painted in Monterrey for the Seres Queridos project. The figure is Vitaliano Cerda, who runs a used book shop in the center of the city. A much more serious looking counterpart to Régulo. I painted this one a little looser and faster than usual. The red background designs were painted by Sanez, a super talented young artist from Monterrey. His designs often include a mix of animals native to northern Mexico and have a strong indigenous influence. Really cool stuff. That last wall was a little piece I did right afterward in Colorado Springs. He's a paletero (ice cream seller) I took pictures of in Phoenix.

Régulo mural at MARCO

These are photos of a mural I just painted on the side of MARCO, the contemporary art museum in Monterrey, México. It was the first mural I painted there as part of the Seres Queridos(loved ones) project. The portrait is of Régulo de Leon Santos, who works as a parking lot attendant near the museum. This was a very cool project and I met some great people. A lot of locals helped out, making the project possible. Thanks go to Anna of Nobulo who started the project, The good folks at ARTO-Art Beyond Museums, Marla and the people at MARCO, As well as the other artists: Jorge Rodríguez Gerada, El Niño de las Pinturas, and Atma. Special thanks also to Poeekz, Claudia, Buster, Sanez, Dose, Rene Almanza, los fotografos José Lara y Verónica Valdés Vega, los del taller de Grafica Miguel Alvarado, Bacalao, and everyone else that helped out....MILES DE GRACIAS

May 3, 2010

´Seres Queridos´ in Monterrey, Mexico

I am in Monterrey, Mexico painting for a project called Seres Queridos. Just finished painting a mural on the outside of MARCO, the contemporary art museum here. Very cool project, will post more pictures when I have time. In the meantime, check out the website for more info and photos...and here is a good newspaper article.
Things have been hectic lately and I owe a lot of people emails and phonecalls by now- my apologies! I will try and catch up soon.
More updates on the way..