STREET ART IN OAXACA

STREET ART IN OAXACA2018-02-14T15:05:25+00:00

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GG150762 In line with Mexico’s long history of revolutionary art the walls of Oaxaca have for years also been a canvas for expressions of social anger and protest.  As we walked around the streets of the city in the days leading up to ‘los muertos’ we noticed a huge range of styles and messages. Most though not all has references to death and is quite temporary. And in common with own need to include Joshua in my photographs I have found that the space and the example  provided by these muralists is quite apt .. and poignant.    Best to study each photo carefully as I too sometimes find it hard to track him down.

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A black butterfly above the door signifies a recent bereavement (no Josh)

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Depiction of the traditional method of mescal production (no Joah)

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Hieroglyphics like these are everywhere – no idea what they mean (no Josh)

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Life begins where reality ends. “God never dies” (no Josh)

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Sleep x 2

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Sleep x 1: Pink car, pink wall

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Interior of the Cultural Centre

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This image is actually made in the courtyard of Frida Kalho’s home / now a museum in Mexico City

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