Monday, January 11, 2016

Ciudad Juarez Printmakers

Two of our prints come from Ciudad Juarez, just across the border from El Paso, where the artists work in group "collectives."  These prints were amongst the first produced -- at Taller 75 Grados in Mexico City:




"Recargado sobre el Borde"



Jellyfish Colectivo is:
Leonel Portillo (Pilo), Atenas Campbell, 
Ricardo Herrera (Kukui), Francisco Chavez (Pika)





Pilo 
in front of a Jellyfish mural
in Juarez


Jellyfish Colectivo participated in the 
Juarez Color Walk mural project
of 2015

Color Walk mural
in abandoned building 
in Juarez, Mexico



Jellyfish also did the mural (right) 
(El Mac did the female mural on the left)






Yorch (of Rezizte Colectivo)

" Presa es la Frontera, la Frontera Te Apresa"


Yorch (Jorge Perez) signing his print


Yorch is a member of the Rezizte Colectivo






The Rezizte Colectivo 
has a community at a "panaderia" 
deep inside Juarez


Yorch making bread





Murals at the panaderia courtyard










Screen capture
of Yorch painting a mural


Rezizte Colectivo showed
(the national printmaking museum)


Yorch and friends
at his silkscreening shop
many years ago

"Rezizte" Berlin Wall graffiti (by black bridge)
on the Mexican banks of the Rio Grande River,
as seen while crossing the Santa Fe pedestrian bridge
from El Paso, Texas


Rezizte in El Paso



Yorch


Other YouTube interviews of Yorch:



Graffiti in Juarez
by someone from the Rezizte Colectivo
(I believe)



Ciudad Juarez used to be the capital of New Mexico briefly, after the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680.  It was also the capital of Mexico briefly, during the Mexican Revolution in 1910.

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