Created and Sold by Lapiztola

Lapiztola
Murals by Lapiztola seen at Agave Uptown, Oakland - Agave Uptown Mural

Agave Uptown Mural

Item details

Agave Uptown's main dining area curved wall has a striking graphic mural by Lapiztola, It is an art collective based in Oaxaca. The artists create a compelling piece that speaks to the sharing of wisdom and tradition via mezcal and music.

Context & Credits

Have more questions about this item?
Lapiztola

Meet the Creator

Lapiztola is a collective consisting of the designers Roberto Vega and Rosario Mtz, and architect Yankel Balderas. When political revolution gripped Oaxaca City, Mexico for over seven months in 2006, indignation over the state governor's violent response to a teachers' strike led to a street art movement which saw the walls of Oaxaca speak out in outrage. It was from this uprising that Lapiztola was born.

Their work has spread far beyond Oaxaca and the upheavals of 2006. In recent years, their work which ranges from the dark to the playful, has highlighted everything from the cult of the drug lords and the use of genetically modified corn to the plight of Central American migrants and the enduring grief of the mothers who have waited decades to bury the bodies of their disappeared children.

Lapiztola have collaborated on a range of projects globally, including: La Bienal de la Habana, Cuba, El Maiz es nuestra vida; Michigan University, Por la Sangre Derramada; Valparaiso, Chile and Spain, Laberinto de Miradas; Mission Cultural Centre, San Francisco, Más de 50.000; Museo de la Memoria Indomita, México, El Abrazo Ausente; Los Angeles, Maíz para la Gallina; Candyland Gallery, Stockholm, Instrucciones para un Largo Viaje; Santos, Brasil, Encuentro de Colectivos; Galería Gorila, Oaxaca, México, Extinción; Rich Mix in association with Global Justice Now, London, Democracia Real Ya!; Museo de Arte Popular, México D.F, Nuevo Códice: Migración y Memoria Cultural.

More from this creator