Changarrito with Mark Puente

Feb. 10, 2017

Feb. 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm Feb. 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Cover image artwork: (Closeup) Mark Puente, El Corazón, Screen print, 15″x 21″, 2016

Mark Puente, The End of Fear, Wood, milk-paint, lasers, 12″x 12″, 2016
Mark Puente, Lotería, Wood, milk-paint, lasers, Each card 16″x 12″, 2016

About the Artist

Mark Puente (1977, Boston, Massachusetts) draws inspiration from folk art, growing up in Guatemala, and the art and imagery of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). His pen and ink illustrations take on new life and meaning, as they are laser-etched onto milk-paint finished wood and other mediums. Mark also has a burgeoning interest in exploring the practice of printmaking. These modern folk works are produced in Mark’s East Austin home and studio, Nailivic Studios. His wife, Amy Exah, assists on the creative and business sides of the studio.

Artist Statement

“Nailivic Studios produces laser-etched and laser-cut modern folk art both large and small. Nailivic is Civilian spelled in reverse. A civilian has both the right and the responsibility to change society for the best, by any means necessary. We believe in using art as our weapon of choice.”

In the spirit of Changarrito, the pop-up mobile art gallery where artists can sell their work to the public, Changarrito with Mark Puente allows the artist to bring their work to you. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on original work available for purchase and behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process.

Changarrito cart February 10th & 18th

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.

Mark Puente will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring his artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on February 10th and 18th, 12 pm – 3 pm. Come out and buy his artwork and get to know him in person! 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on original work available for purchase and behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process.