“Pintemos Mexico” with Specter, OverUnder, Shente and Libre in Ensanada

Irish Catholics like Specter always get romantic when they see the Virgin Mary being worked into a mural. The Brooklyn based Street Artist just got back from the heavily catholic country of Mexico (Ensenada) where the virgin Guadalupe is the local version that people revere and he says he was inspired by the “Tree of Life”. The metaphorical árbol in this case is the ceramic sculpture displayed at the Museo de Arte Popular in México City.

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Gabriel Specter. “Pintemos Mexico” Ensenada, BC. Mexico (photo © Gabriel Specter)

Joined by Street Artist OverUnder from Reno and Shente and Libre from the HEM crew out of Tijuana one of the oldest graffiti crews in Mexico, Specter worked on his mural for an art project called “Pintemos Mexico”. Each artist chose a more modern and public approach to popular icons and religious figures and storytelling, says Specter, and he liked finding a way to relate his own heritage to the folklore and religious fervor of Mexican culture. With many of the neighborhood kids pitching in to help, these are murals for a community that hopefully reflect the people back to themselves.

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Sculpture by Oscar Soteno on display at Museo de Arte Popular in México City (image courtesy Wikipedia).

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Gabriel Specter. “Pintemos Mexico” Ensenada, BC. Mexico (photo © Gabriel Specter)

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Gabriel Specter. “Pintemos Mexico” Ensenada, BC. Mexico (photo © Gabriel Specter)

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OverUnder. “Pintemos Mexico” Ensenada, BC. Mexico (photo © Gabriel Specter)

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OverUnder. “Pintemos Mexico” Ensenada, BC. Mexico (photo © OverUnder)

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Libre. “Pintemos Mexico” Ensenada, BC. Mexico (photo © Gabriel Specter)

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Libre. “Pintemos Mexico” Ensenada, BC. Mexico (photo © Gabriel Specter)

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Shente. “Pintemos Mexico” Ensenada, BC. Mexico (photo © Gabriel Specter)

 

“Pintemos Mexico” is made possible by Infonavit and the Fundacion Hogares, with Mamutt as one of the collaborators.

 

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