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)

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


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.

Update (May 2018):  Yorch painted the banks of the Rio Grande, near the Santa Fe bridge, between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez.

Yorch opens the Rezizte Panaderia in Juarez (December 2019), and continues pushing art from there.

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