Adjacent to Blick Art Materials
(India and Fir Street)
We proudly feature two muralists this year at Mission Federal ArtWalk who will lead large-scale interactive art projects throughout the two-day festival. Meet these two acclaimed artists and have an opportunity to paint alongside them as they create large and colorful murals.
Mario has dedicated his life as an “artist of the people”. Mario’s work has been exhibited in the United States, Mexico, Peru, Japan, Prague, and Spain. His work spans over four decades of urban interventions and international Artivism. His masterpieces include “Chicano Legacy” glass mosaic at UCSD and several historical murals at Chicano Park. Mario teaches through his Cosmic School of Art that has inspired thousands of artists of all ages. The largest project on the table is to complete the Barrio Logan Arts District as a city-wide bridge to sustainable art at a monolithic scale. Mario is now manifesting a larger vision to create international ties between artivists and enthusiasts who are becoming the authors of the epoch of expanded consciousness.
Remaining uncomfortable is a life practice for Maxx. Creating large scale spray- painted murals across the globe and forging deep connections with communities is how he examines the depth of his learning and the quality of his art. This non-conformist from Yonkers, New York, emerged from the era of painting his name on New York City subways. His formal education at the SUNY College at Brockport is where he fused Subway Art with surrealism creating his own artistic identity. Transforming blank walls into beautiful murals is the process that Maxx Moses has coined as Concrete Alchemy. His mission, to create a deepermunderstanding of the relationship between our physical identities and the energy behind this substance, spirit.