Changarrito Residency: Mauro Murillo

Nov. 1, 2023

Nov. 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm Nov. 30, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

Corazon con Flechas, 24″ x 48″, Acrylic on canvas, by Mauro Murillo
 Indio Yaqui Revolucionario, Acrylic on canvas, 48″x 48″, by Mauro Murillo
Jugando Barajas, Acrylic on canvas, 48″x 48″, by Mauro Murillo

About the Artist

Mauro Murillo was born in Coahuila, Mexico and moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1995. During high school, he enjoyed the SAY Sí art program where he explored creating art in different mediums including graphite, charcoal, aluminum, paper mâché, papel picado, and others. While Murillo was pursuing an associate degree in communication design at San Antonio College, he began to shift his focus toward fine arts, especially because of a particular drawing class where he was inspired to consider art as a career. After graduating in early 2020, his passion for art strengthened as he started painting with acrylic paint on canvas. Murillo had his first solo show, Personajes Mexicanos, in 2021. His work has been exhibited at UNAM San Antonio Texas, Mexican Cultural Institute San Antonio Texas, Instituto de Cultura Hispanica Corpus Christi Texas, and The Union Houston, Texas.

Artist Statement

“I paint iconic figures from the Mexican Revolution, the golden age of cinema, and other subjects from within Mexican culture. My inspiration for painting these themes comes from when I was a young child watching black and white Mexican films at my grandparents’ home, and hearing both of my grandfather’s enthusiastically talk to me about the Mexican Revolution. The intention of my work is no only to embrace and appreciate our culture but also to invoke a sense of nostalgia and memory in the viewer.

I paint mostly large canvases, beginning them by smearing colors on the canvas. Once that first layer dries, I then paint the subject matter, allowing the smeared colors to help me decide my palate choice. Because many of the source images I use are black and white, it allows me to paint with many color combinations. I am devoted to working with acrylic paint because I love the results it gives me. The fact that acrylic dries so quickly pressure me to paint fast, encouraging my brush strokes to be intuitive and expressive.”


Changarrito Cart November 11-12 and 18-19

Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.

Mauro Murillo featured their artwork on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum’s entrance on November 11-12 and November 18-19, 2023.

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Changarrito Instagram Live Interview – 11/30 @5pm

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with Artist Mauro Murillo took place on Thursday, November 30th from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm CST. Isabel Servantez, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator Of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs, facilitated the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 20 minutes of the event.