Mexican street artists visit London and paint murals around the town

Many people probably haven’t realised but 2015 is the year of Mexico in the UK, a year long celebration of cultural, educational and business activities between the two nations.

Now, I’m not sure whether the proliferation of Mexican street art in London has been anything to do with that particular initiative but it’s certainly done it’s bit to raise the profile of some of Mexico’s best artists this side of the Atlantic.

Visiting the city during October and November the murals were painted around the areas of Shoreditch and Camden.  There was also a group show held at the Hoxton gallery which joined them all together in one place.

Said Dokins, Acaro, Libre HEM, Fusca and Mazatl were the Mexican artists who came over and ended up working with agencies such as Street Art London and Global Street Art to paint the city.

There’s been quite a few images dotted around, many political.  Said Dokins powerful piece on Hanbury Street ‘Alive’ in particular drawing attention to the fate of the 43 students who disappeared from a teachers college in the Mexican state of Guerrero.

The Mexican artists have been well documented on social media during their time here with our friends at London Calling and Shoreditch Street Art Tours in particular writing some good articles.

So for this post I thought I’d compile a few of the best photos and some of the best articles around from all of the artists who spent a bit of time in the city and who came to daub paint onto some of our glorious walls.

Said Dokins – saidokins.blogspot.co. (in Spanish)

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Alive a tribute to the 43 disappeared students

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The mural on Hanbury Street makes a powerful use of swirling calligraphy

Said Donkins by Rodgrio Cervantes Street Art London

Said Dokins in Camden photo by Rodrigo Cervantes via Street Art London

Also see ‘Mexican street artist hits London‘ by London Calling

Mazatl & Fusca

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Mazatl and Fusca on New North Place in Shoreditch

Mazatl – www.graficamazatl.co

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Mazatl creates woodcut and linocut prints which he’s dotted around the streets of Shoreditch

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Similar to American artist Swoon you can see an image within an image in Mazatl’s work.

Also see ‘Mexican street artists in London‘ by Shoreditch street art tours

Libre HEM, Spike Spaik & Cix Mugre – librehem.comSpaik FacebookCix Mugre Krew Facebook

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Cix Mugre, Spike Spaik & Libre HEM huge collaboration on Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch

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Cix Mugre’s section of the wall

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Spaik section of the wall

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Libre HEM section

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Cix Mugre and Spaik

Also see ‘Mexican Street Art Collaboration‘ from London Calling

Acaro

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Fighting fox and a rooster in Camden a collaboration between Libre HEM and Acaro. Photo by London Calling

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Close up of fox and rooster in Camden. Photo by London Calling

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Acaro work on Hackney Road. Photo by London Calling

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Acaro work in Shoreditch photo by London Calling

Also see ‘New Acaro street art around London‘ from London Calling