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.
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)
Also see ‘Mexican street artist hits London‘ by London Calling
Mazatl & Fusca
Mazatl – www.graficamazatl.co
Also see ‘Mexican street artists in London‘ by Shoreditch street art tours
Libre HEM, Spike Spaik & Cix Mugre – librehem.com, Spaik Facebook, Cix Mugre Krew Facebook
Also see ‘Mexican Street Art Collaboration‘ from London Calling
Also see ‘New Acaro street art around London‘ from London Calling