Nov. 16, 2016 @ 10:59 pm – Dec. 31, 2016 @ 11:59 pm
The #ElMeroMuro project brought eight murals and one mural workshop to downtown Austin this year to increase relevant cultural messages and imagery in the downtown community. Bilingual marketing imbues a sense of welcome for Spanish-speaking community members while providing an access point of exploration, education, and solidarity with Mexican culture.
About the Artist
David ‘Shek’ Vega is a 20 year veteran of the street art scene, with his beginnings seeded in graffiti art. As the years progressed he soon became interested in fine art and began molding his style to become a hybrid of the two. Today, he is well known and sought after for his signature filigree and owns three celebrated companies that lead the way for street and mural art. Gravelmouth Art Gallery, Los Otros Murals, and San Antonio Street Art Initiative 501c3 have deep roots in community trust and support and continue to usher role model leadership for artist advocacy, fair-pay, and celebrated works of public art to communities. To date, he has aided in the creation of over a hundred pieces of public art and has raised over 40K for non-profits, charities, and art organizations.
His personal art is grounded in humor and pop culture, usually depicting a commentary on his Chicano roots or the zeitgeist of the moment. Known for its clean lines and brilliant use of color, Shek Vega has become one of Texas’ most sought-after muralists and artists gaining him elite clientele and collectors from around the world.