++ UPDATE : There are two new images below, shared by another friend. I’m open to receiving photos of Mexican mural art, with details of location, (and author, if possible). Perhaps this space, or a new entry, could become a point of documenting these works. Send me a comment to discuss arranging receipt of images. ++
Friend Pat shared an article with me this morning (++last week) which has inspired me to dig thru my photos of street art seen around town. That sharing linked me to a digital magazine I was unaware of, featuring local cultural aspects, Memorias de Nómada (my rough translation: recollections from wandering). While I daily read the Mexican press online at sites such as LaJornadaMaya.mx , DiarioDeYucatan, and HeraldoDeMexico.com.mx , I had not known of this magazine. Pleased ta meet’cha! The story linked above, telling of an artist named Yul who lives at the depicted building on c.62 between Estadio Alvarado and Avenida Cúpules, is all in Spanish, which introduced me to some fun new words; if you don’t read the idiom, you might enjoy browsing the photos and events at their Home /Inicio.
Next up we have a building being painted in a style reminiscent of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. If you look closely at the photo you can see the artist, Samual Barrera, working on a section of yellow, wearing a blue shirt. His ladder is around the corner. The owner sold the building, and the side with circles in black, gray, red and white, near his ladder, has been covered over.
There is a long tradition of mural painting in Mexico, preceding the golden age of Mexican muralists, such as Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. Below we see a replica of a mural done by the ancient Maya, at a home in Izamal.
Many of the items below are near Estadio Salvador Alvarado, on C.60 or 62.
The one below is a favorite. It is too long to share completely, as the detail would be so tiny. I’ve titled it “Launching Mayan women”. They’re wearing huipiles, the classic embroidered house dress. The mural is near a favorite coffee shop, Pan & Kaffe (c.43, x60 y 58).