Writerz Blok Mural Inspired by Mexican Art
Local artists Saratoga Sake, Israel "Izze WST" Serrano, Pedro "DazeRoc" Medina, Jose "Bean" Venegas are working on-site to transform a 70 foot white wall into a site-specific mural for the Museum. This two-week long event is made possible by the collaboration with the artists from Writerz Blok, a San Diego-based mural and graffiti group. Every evening from November 1 through November 16, 2011 the public was invited to witness the creation of this mural and interact with these contemporary artists.
The inspiration for this mural is drawn from the Museum's special exhibition Mexican Modern Painting from the Andrés Blaisten Collection and from artists represented in the Museum’s permanent collection. The specific connection being Mexican muralism, an influential movement during the early-to-mid 20th century. Mexican muralism remains a significant and relevant artistic style to this day, not only in Mexico but also in the United States. Examples of work by acclaimed Mexican artists Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and Alfredo Ramos Martínez, who are associated with the Mexican muralism movement, are on view in this special exhibition and in the Museum's permanent collection.