Neomuralism at the Border


"Border Neomuralism," a pigeonholing term based on geography and tradition, will more than likely be flipped on its head by its innovative artists to signify assimilation, mischief, empowerment, identity. Freestanding due to cultural centralism, these unique bordertown happenings, in the vicinity of an artistically porous boundary, are creating a proper system of imagery and a defiant set of beliefs. Aside from these factors, it is an art full of urgency, humanity, and freedom of expression. In embracing these characteristics, all the while elevating the value and excellence of their work, they seem to share everything with the Mexican masters.

Artbound caught up with four of the border neomuralism scene's most prolific urban artists to talk about beginnings, influences, work methodology, and gallery vs. street aesthetic.