Tucked inside a parking lot off Calle Primera in Tijuana’s Zona Norte, a mural now covers what was once a blank wall. This past week, members of the graffiti crew HEM (Hecho en Mexico or “Made in Mexico”) marked a milestone together–twenty-four years of bombing the streets and alleys of […]
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March 9, 2013 SATURDAY NIGHT 6-10 PM VISUAL Shop 3524 Adams Ave San Diego, CA 92116 With wheatpaste art & paintings by Tijuana artists: 1102, Panca, and Spel Teodora Craft beer by Francisco J. Garcia of Studio 2287, Tijuana The concept of my exhibition is to explore—through my photos— “that […]
Last winter, Jay Porter of the Linkery was issued a citation by the City of San Diego’s neighborhood code compliance office for maintaining graffiti on a public wall on their property. The only problem–the offending piece was a commissioned, large-scale work. Not illegal. In fact, Jay Porter commissions artists to […]
Damn! Just wait until you see the amazing work these women painted on my wall!!! The graffiti collective Few and Far Women.com finished up their west coast tour yesterday at my house in Colonia Lindavista, Tijuana. The ten artists painted for one week making stops in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los […]
In Tijuana, urban art is everywhere, and artists find their most important contributions lie in the way their work can reactivate spaces that lie far beyond the official “front stage” of tidy commerce in the city. As the urban theorist Michel de Certeau argued in The Practice of Everyday Life, […]
This past week, on Monday, Dec 12, local Tijuana urban artist Alonso Delgadillo, who paints under the name of El Norteño, was awarded the Premio Estatal de la Juventud de Baja California 2011, giving an official stamp of approval to the life’s work and trajectory of this local artist whose most […]
In August, I was privileged to join Alfredo Libre Gutierrez in Ensenada to document a mural project at CEARTE, Ensenada Center for the Arts. Gutierrez was commissioned by the ICBC (Instituto Cultural de Baja California, Ensenada) to paint a mural. It was refreshing, he told me, to get an open commission and have control over […]