Pretty exaggerated title, don't you think? I mean, it's only a 60 picture compilation, there's gotta be bigger comps on Hive, but I needed to catch your attention somehow; after all, it's been a while since I posted something here.
I've been trying to get back to posting, to writing, to getting stuff done but, to be completely honest, I just haven't found the motivation or the drive to do it. A few weeks ago I began posting again daily, for around 2-3 weeks, but after I lost someone very close to me I just couldn't find any reason to publish my pieces here.
Don't get me wrong, I've been writing and I've been writing a lot but I've been doing it on my notebook - the real notebook, paper and pen, not the new age kinda crap MacIntosh stuff - and for me, not for other people. I will probably post some of those pieces if I find some that I want then to be public.
In the meantime, it's been a while since I posted street art - for those of you who haven't seen them, I have a few similar posts, I'll search for then and share them on the comment section - but that doesn't mean I haven't been taking pictures, it just means I haven't been able to post them.
I really hope you like it, this post covers around 5 months of picture taking around my beautiful and yet third world country, Mexico.
One of the things I love the most about Mexican street art, and probably the main one that made me become a fan of it, is the colors and the contrasts, added to the creativity behind the designs.
Most of the graffiti you'll find in Mexico is just one color rambles, most of the times just bubbly letters that you can't possibly figure out what they say, made with cheap spray paint that will fade in a matter of months and then another cholo will come and paint another mumbo jumbo crap, making my city (and a big part of my country) look like a futuristic shithole where only whores, drug dealers and beggars exist.
Just like the next two pics:
But - yes, there's a but - over the last decade or so, people began to start paying these street artists to make murals on their walls and to make Mexico a more colorful, festive and attractive for tourists destination, especially in the touristic spots such as Cholula, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Escondido, Tulum, Cancun and many many more.
I believe this is the where and when the really high quality street art started to take place in Mexico and thus, gave me the chance to bring you some of it. Enjoy!