Photo Essay: Gallery and Street Art in Oaxaca

by Ekua on October 23, 2010 in captured on memory card,Mexico,street art

Long wanderings in Oaxaca were a daily routine for me, and these walks inevitably led to art.  Oaxaca is one of those cities where any bare surface has the potential to become a gallery—a step in a square or a grimy wall is an ideal place to add a little color or share your opinion. In addition to the street galleries, I visited several official galleries and museums that often displayed art with heavy progressive undertones, an ironic juxtaposition to the colonial buildings they were housed in. Here are some shots of the art I encountered in Oaxaca:

Found on the streets:

Found in galleries:

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Sunee October 25, 2010 at 6:46 am

Their use of colour is typically Mexican – love it.

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Marie October 26, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Love looking at your photos, reliving my experience there!

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GRRRL TRAVELER December 12, 2010 at 6:21 am

I love it! The graffiti & gallery art is insanely cool. It’s nice to know mexico has an expressive art voice. It reminds me a bit of when I was in Madrid– graffiti art was prevalent everywhere. Every open surface would just call for youthful expression.

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Ekua December 12, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Mexico is a fantastic place for art… galleries, street art, everyday artistic touches to add a little beauty!

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