Equidad

Oct. 30, 2021
  • Alonso Estrada aka The Death Head, Equidad, Acrylic

  • Alonso Estrada aka The Death Head, Equidad, Acrylic

Oct. 30, 2021 Aug. 30, 2022

Artist Alonso Estrada aka The Death Head finished his El Mero Muro, Equidad. Come see the finished mural on the Museum’s north facing wall on Congress Ave. and 5th Street corner! You can view more of Alonso Estrada’s work by visiting his website www.thedeathhead.com. And don’t forget to use #ElMeroMuro on all your El Mero Muro social media posts for a chance to be featured on the Museum’s social media!

Artist Statement

“This mural has the purpose of showcasing and representing equity. In education, the term equity refers to the principle of fairness. For years people have been discussing the ways equity can provide our society a way of getting an essential benefit in life, which means everyone can get the same resources. As a dyslexic person myself, I understand the importance of giving someone with a disability a fair and just opportunity. The mural is inspired by equity charts. I decided to put a twist on it, making it look like a kindergarten style art. I was also inspired by old school cartoon backgrounds and animations to create a cartoon-core aesthetic.”

About the Artist

Alonso Estrada is a self taught artist. At age 16 he took his first art class at United High School in Laredo, TX winning awards like “best in state” for graphic design in The Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. He attended the AI of Houston and LCC but he dropped out to find his unique art style. He is best known under his pseudonym “The Death Head”. In 2007, he started to use the power of social networking by showing his art, allowing him to be reached and contacted to create collaborations with Upper Play Ground, Girls From OMSK, Deathwish and Famous Stars and Straps. At that time he was also was leaving his mark in the cities of Houston and Austin by dropping art in the streets of the cities where he got the attention of local and international art blogs and magazines like Graffiti All Stars, Blink 182’s blog, and La Spirale. This allowed him to integrate into the local Houston Art scene and gave him the opportunity to participate in art shows like Platano Rock in Spain, MF Gallery NY / Italy, and Coagula Curatorial, LA.

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