Mexican Graffiti Artist Pays Tribute to Prehispanic Art

Featured Mexican Graffiti Artist Pays Tribute to Prehispanic Art
Gracmor is also part of a street artists' collective based in Amsterdam and has painted in Paris and Miami.
 
Designer and street artist Pepe Gracmor is giving prehispanic art a brand new perspective in some of his current graffiti artwork painted in public spaces in the town of Puebla, Mexico.
 
"CD Design Offering Day of the Dead. Coming soon..." | Photo: @gracmor on imgur

Jose Luis Gracia Morales, now 32, started painting when he was 15 years old, and studied graphic design a few years later in a bid to make a professional career out of his art.

In the past six years, he has come up with a new concept of muralism in the streets of Puebla, as Gracmor tried to explain, in an interview with Notimex, the differences between the various ways public space could be re-appropriated through tagging, graffiti, and murals.

Gracmor, who is part of a street artists' collective based in Amsterdam and has painted in Paris and Miami, said that thanks to his experience in graphic design, his art could evolve in what he calls “abstract graffiti,” using lively colors and geometric figures.

Last modified onMonday, 07 November 2016 13:03

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