Stencil art, paintings, wheatpastes, stickers, and plain old graffiti found while roaming the streets of Oaxaca:
A Jimi Hendrix sticker pasted on a street sign.
Kudos to anyone who can explain this one to me.
I noticed several of these images in different locations throughout town during my time in Oaxaca.
A depiction of Emiliano Zapata, a leader during the Mexican Revolution. His name was later taken on by the Zapatista Army of National Resistance, the revolutionary group in Chiapas that rose up in the mid-90s.
A police monkey. The artist’s message is self explanatory.
I spotted this on a wall of someone’s private residence. I think it’s the coolest painting of La Virgen de Gaudalupe that I’ve seen thus far.
Partially scraped off, but still effective.
Another Love Klan stencil image. I thought the juxtaposition of the street art message and the “peligro” tape (the equivalent of caution tape in the United States) blowing in the wind in front of it was interesting.
It was unexpected to see an image of a woman with an afro and African features in Oaxaca.
A wall covered with various stencil art images and various messages.
A close up of some the stencil art lining the top of the wall.
Just some random graffiti.
Undoubtedly a favorite. I like the combination of photograph-like faces with wonky limbs and colorful blobs for bodies.
This mural is called “Juguemos Juntos” (Let’s Play Together) and it was painted as part of a Oaxaca cultural event in in May 2011 that discussed and celebrated the culture of people of African descent in the states of Oaxaca, Veracruz, and Guerrero.
I remember walking this way a year before and it was covered with murals. This summer it was covered with artsy graffiti. Street art is fleeting and that’s one reason why I like to capture it with my camera.