Recap: 12 Mexican Street Artists @ Dorian Grey GalleryNow on display through June 15th, 12 Mexican Street Artists curated by Luis Accorsi, Christophe von Hohenberg & Edgar Reyes, features works on paper and canvas by Saner and Bebo, Dhear, Fusca, Meca, Meiz, MilAmores, Minoz, Sego, Seher, Smithe and Undo. These original works are accompanied by photographs of the muralists’ compositions, in situ in Mexico, by photographer Christophe von Hohenberg.
Dorian Grey Gallery 437 East 9th Street between 1st Ave and Ave A http://www.doriangreygallery.com/
Bebo (Tijuana, México). He studied philosophy at the UABC and Cultural Management at the Ibero Puebla. As a multidisciplinary artist has had a solo exhibition, Autoengaño inocente; Naif; meaning Lies Within Oneself. He has exhibited in Tijuana, Puebla, Barcelona and Berlin. He collaborated in a production of performing art for Carolina Herrera and Alejandro Jodorowsky. As curator he developed the project Marchante!, and exhibits for Elaboratorio, Vexindad, UDLAP and UTM.
Dhear (Mexico City). As multidisciplinary artist, He is constanting producing public art, installation and graffiti, as well as works as an illustrator for editorial projects. His work is influenced by science fiction and obsessed with nature. His work has been published in Graffiti World Atlas, Street Sketchbook 2; Nuevo Mundo: Latin American Street Art Book and Neopsicodelia, Belio Magazine among others. His work has been exhibited in Germany, Marroco, Spain, and Mexico.
Pilars Cardenas Fusca (Sinaloa). She has a Masters degree in Psychoanalytic Theory by Centro de Investigación y Estudios Psicoanalíticos in México City and Art Direction for Cinema, Theater and Television by Escuela TAI in Madrid, Spain. She is an autodidact artist; she develops her work from personal experiences and social issues, to represent the human nature and the constant attempts of individuals to hide or disguise it as much as possible. Her work has been exhibited in Marroco, Spain and Mexico.
Mecamutanterio (Puebla). He studied graphic design at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla and at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain. In 2012 he developed the mural project called Villa Verde, 20 huge murals in a buildings located in the city of Puebla, with the support of CONACULTA. His work has been exhibited in Colombia, Ecuador, England, Holland, Spain and Mexico.
Minoz (State of Mexico). He started to write graffiti at the age 11 and with more than 14 years of experience he has developed a unique style, which combines the precision of hyperrealism with elements almost surreal, heavily influenced by Japanese anime. His work has been exhibited in France, Germany, and Mexico.
Meiz (State of Mexico). At his 25 years old Meiz is definitely one of the finest graffiti writers in Mexico with both, pure wildstyle writer and hyperrealist muralism. His work has been exhibited in France, Germany, and Mexico.
MilAmores Multidisciplinary artist, manager, DJ: he defines himself as enthusiast by profession, in love with the street and the possibility that exists in it. The values are not achieved with money but with the spirituality of do more for others. Art’s just a another name for life and its range of shapes and colors, is the soul’s music. Do everything without asking anything in return.
Saner (Mexico City) Two of the most important aspects of Saner ‘s work are his clever decision of taking us closer to the symbolic and iconographic elements of Mexican popular culture, and to transport them to our time with an intense touch of subtle preversion and stimulating sense of humor. This has distinguish him as one of the most recognized Mexican muralists in the world. His work has been exhibited in Germany, Spain, United States, Mexico among others.
Sego / Obval (Mexico City). His work recreates organic wildlife shapes and fantastic creatures inspired by the imagery that he built along a childhood in the Istmo de Tehuantepec, Oaxaca that marked his creative process. With a decade of experience he has given priority to his public art work in Cuba, Buenos Aires, Paris, Spain, United States, and Mexico. In 2010, he was acknowledged as one of the 40th most important emergent artists in Mexico. His work has been published in Street Sketchbook 2; Nuevo Mundo: Latin American Street Art Book among others.
Seher One (Mexico City). He studed at UNAM graphic design specializing in illustration. His use of color, organic forms, optical effects and radical compositions created a unique contemporary style. He has work with brands as Nike, Absolut, Reebok, Volvo, Gshock, Disney Channel among others, he also has develop original art toys for Medicom Toy from Japan. His work has been exhibited in Germany, France, Spain, United States, and Mexico.
Smithe (Mexico City). Influenced by the graphic style from the 50s and Sci-Fi movies, at the age of 13 he began to paint graffiti. Autodidactic and evolutionary, the defragmentation, a common theme in his work, is used as a vehicle to show the inside elements that power his characters and is shown as a surrealistic machine. He is commonly known for his graffiti but he´s also involved in other areas such as illustration, design, sculpture and music. His work has been exhibited in Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, Spain, United States and Mexico.
UNDO (Mexico City). Graduated with honors from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. He has develop the editorial design of several magazines and art books for the Mexican, Latin American and Spanish market. In 2005 starts a public art project, which combines divine geometry and symbolism to address issues social criticism with anti-propaganda messages. His work has been published in Inside the World of Board Graphics: Skates, Surf , Snow; World Graphic Design; Graphic Design in Mexico 100 Years, 1900-2000, among others. His work has been exhibited in Latin America
Photos: Jason Sanfilippo