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|Under the Sun of the Orishas by Joel Bergner | 5-Jun-2012 02:51:53 AM|
The 'Orishas' are Afro-Brazilian religious dieties. This outstanding mural by Joel Bergner is located on 24th and Capp streets in the Mission District of San Francisco, California. Joel Bergner is the lead artist and coordinator of Action Ashй!, a project that uses public art to uplift communities, celebrate culture, and explore a variety of local and international social issues. Bergner is also an award-winning mural artist and educator whose work focuses on social justice, culture, and community issues. His huge murals are brightly- colored, intense and detailed, and can be seen in cities across the US and abroad in Brazil, Cape Verde (West Africa), Poland, Cuba, El Salvador and Peru.
|La raza by Chuy Campusano | 4-Jun-2012 11:52:54 PM|
This was Chuy Campusano's last mural before his death in 1997....a black-and-white scene filled with staring, angry inhabitants of a contested city, fists raised, hands cuffed, birds or flames flying overhead. Campusano patterned his mural from a painting by Pablo Picasso that depicted the bombing of Guernica in the Basque area of Spain by German and Italian warplanes in April, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War. Campusano shows the tragedy of California farm labor disputes (in Picasso's case, it was the war) involving the National Farm Workers Association and the suffering it inflicted upon individuals.
|Vibrant Garage by Ricardo Richey (Apexer) | 4-Jun-2012 02:40:48 AM|
Ricardo Richey has explored abstract letter forms for the past six years. His findings have resulted in site-specific installations and paintings in the form of public murals and exhibitions. This outstanding mural, which I call "Vibrant Garage" (for lack of knowing its real title), is located on a garage in Clarion Alley, a street in San Francisco's Mission District. Known as "APEX" to the graffiti world, Richey has curated the on-going graffiti mural projects on Bluxome Alley and in other parts of San Francisco. Part of the Gestalt Collective, he is also engaged in creating 3-dimensional interpretations of graffiti forms. Ricardo Richey was born in San Francisco in 1978. He is a street artist who creates colorful abstract patterns through the use of spray paint. His work has been shown both in the Bay Area and abroad and he has been featured extensively in documentaries and publications regarding the Mission District in San Francisco.