This year, PangeaSeed in collaboration with 1xRUN, Residencia Gorila, World Art Destinations and Juxtapoz Latin America organized “Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans” – Mexico Expedition. The week-long mural festival took place in July 20-28 on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico with many acclaimed artists from all around the world.
El Curiot and Nosego also participated in the special week long project where they had a chance to encounter these endangered animals and then produced individual murals about their experiences:
This year, PangeaSeed in collaboration with 1xRUN, Residencia Gorila, World Art Destinations and Juxtapoz Latin America organized “Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans” – Mexico Expedition. The week-long mural festival took place in July 20-28 on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
With a goal to creatively raise awareness for the conservation of the ocean and the need to protect whale sharks and manta rays off the Yucatan peninsula, internationally acclaimed contemporary artists were invited from every where. Curiot, Saner, Nosego, Shark Toof, Tristan Eaton, Celeste Byers, Meggs, Cinzah Merkens, Tatiana Suárez, Hannah Stouffer, Smithe, Aaron Glasson, Yoh Nagao, Vexta and Pelucas attended the festival.
And in turn, inspired by their personal animal encounters, the artists created a series of 14 large-scale ocean-themed murals on Isla Mujeres to help educate and raise greatly needed awareness within the local and tourist communities for the plight of these animals and oceans.
members of the art, science, and environmental activist communities. PangeaSeed is dedicated
to raising public awareness and education surrounding the conservation and preservation of
sharks and other marine species in peril.
Through volunteer activism, research and the various mediums of art, music, film and
photography, PangeaSeed aims to create a sea change within the global community and
develop an understanding of the need to preserve and protect the world’s oceans.
Mexican artist Jesús Benítez better known for his distinct murals full of fantastical narratives and science fiction continues his journey down that path with his current solo show at Fifty24SF Gallery , titled ‘THESIS‘.
Here are some of his newest works revealed this past Friday, July 11th. To see the works in person please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Tonight marks the opening night of the first North American solo show of famed Mexican muralist, Jesús Benítez aka Dhear. Showcasing new works in the terrain of his previous themes and narratives, his paintings and a new mural currently installed at Fifty24SF gallery display his talented inspirations much influenced by sci-fiction and technology.
Mexican muralist and artist Jesús Benítez, known previously as ‘Dhear’ made his way to San Francisco this month and has been focused on the preparations for his solo show, ‘Thesis’ at Fifty24SF Gallery. Set to open this Friday, July 11th, 7pm, the show marks his first North American solo show after several duos with Smithe One. Despite recurring health difficulties and challenges, Jesús has been steadily working his beat and maintaining his presence in the world of street art and muralists. His latest mural, gargantuan in size covered a giant facade of a public Hospital in Mexico and took him about a month to complete. The ambitious project won him over many more admirers of his work and put a stamp on his talent as one of the up and coming visionary muralists of his generation.
He’s currently working on a distinct mural inside the Fifty24SF Gallery for the show and we are covering his progress as he works:
Take a sneak peek of the up coming show ‘Thesis’ at Fifty24SF Gallery by famed Mexican muralist and illustrator Jesús Benítez (also known as Dhear). The show will mark the young artist’s first North American solo-show, opening July 11th, 2014, 7PM. Visit www.fifty24sf.com for more information.
Mexican muralist and illustrator Jesús Benítez (also known as Dhear) is recognized for his unique work on a variety of mediums that range from paintings, sculptures to murals installed all over the world. With roots in graffiti, Benítez developed his signature style from a complex evolution of techniques influenced by his passion in literature, Sci-Fi movies, nature, and the works of Moebius and Roger Dean. His fantastical characters and subject matters foretell a breaking down of human structures and its technology. It also focuses on how these deconstructions can take on organic forms that merge with bacteria, fungi and parasitic life forms resulting in strange creatures and psychedelic worlds. Fifty24SF Gallery is proud to present ‘Thésis’, the first North American solo-show by Jesús Benítez, showcasing his unique presence in the world of street art and muralists.
Artist David Choe is working on releasing limited edition books that are related to his last major installation and show in Mexico City titled ‘Snowman, Monkey, BBQ’. Each book will come with a print and an etched wooden box. Some of these boxes will be hand embellished and even hand painted by the artist. No announcement of when these books will be available have been made yet.
Mexican American artist Favio Martínez, a.k.a. Curiot, is based in Mexico city and has become one of the most recognized street artists of his generation. His unique style with references to traditional Mexican folk art, is defined by fantastical figures of pre-Hispanic characters that come alive in colorful fusions of bodies and unlikely creatures. These figures called “curiotis” arise from his inspirations found in ancient cultures and reflections over our consumption and pollution of the environment. Curiot’s work has been shown in galleries such as La Crema, La Mano Gráfica, Baseveintiuno, David Alfaro Siqueiros, MACAZ Museum, Museo Arte Moderno, MUJAM , Centro Cultural Border, Thinkspace Gallery of L.A. and the FFDG of San Francisco. He has taken on multiple mural projects in Mexico, USA and Europe along with other renown artists from around the globe.
“The creation of Nirak´tuh is the most recent exhibit of artist Favio Martínez “Curiot” (Michoacan, México) presenting a series inspired in the element of fire as a component of the duality of Creation – Destruction. In this new series, Curiot creates a collection of characters lead by Nirak’tuh, the sun god, who announces a new cycle in the history of the planet. The bodies of these deities are conformed by intricate structures that unveil pyramids, animals, sea flora, stone effigies, embroidery, lava, cactuses, sacred geometry and several ornamental elements that complement each other with knitt and other material compositions. This is how the creation of Nirak´tuh presents a group of archetypical creatures that reveal in their nature infinite universes that can be discovered layer by layer through the eyes of the spectator.” – Fifty24MX
Here’s a sneak peek of his show:
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