facebook
Close
Ver modo lectura
Seher One and the new Mexican muralism

Courtesy: Blogspot/Seher One

Seher One and the new Mexican muralism

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)

Seher One’s work explores color and surrealism

From the capital of the country emerges the work of Seher One, a muralist and graphic designer, whose curiosity for visual culture goes way back to his childhood.

Seher One and Mexico's new muralism
Courtesy: Seher One Instagram

Motivated to learn more about urban art, the artist studied Design and Visual Communication at the School of Visual Arts at the UNAM. It was there he channeled his creativity to illustration.

Seher One and Mexico's new muralism
Courtesy: Seher One Blogspot

Furthermore, the context is important, it was the boom of the sticker and illegal graffiti era in Iztapalapa, the neighborhood he grew up in. At the age of 16 he began painting the neighborhood walls, and today, he is one of the main representatives of Mexican street art.

A quirky detail is that he always wanted to study Industrial Engineering. However, motivated by a high school teacher, Seher eventually decided to dig into the world of art. The path that led him to exploit his skills as a muralist.

Seher One and Mexico's new muralism
Courtesy: Seher One

Mexican cosmogony is part of the artist’s work

In terms of the artist’s style and technique, colors are essential to his murals. He also combines geometry and organic shapes to create somewhat surreal worlds. In fact, his work is inspired by artists like Guillermo González Camarena.

The new Mexican Muralism
Courtesy: Seher One Blogspot

His pieces are filled with topics related to life and death, nature and organic creatures, as well as the iconography and cosmogony of Mexican culture.

Seher One and Mexico's new muralism
Courtesy: Seher One Instagram

These elements can be seen in pieces such as Mexico: The Rebirth of Culture and Society painted in the Comptroller’s Office in Mexico City. This mural was inspired by the September 19, 2017 earthquake. In it, we can see elements such as the eagle, a Quetzalcoatl, the cactus, among others that are intertwined with graphic elements.

Seher One and Mexico's new muralism
Courtesy: Neo-Mexicanisms

As a representative of the new Mexican muralism, Seher explained in the book Muros Somos that “for it to be muralism, it must fulfill a specific purpose and make its own communication cycle, where the viewer passes, looks at it and understands it without the need for the artist to explain what the piece is about.”

The work of the Mexican artist is recognized worldwide
Courtesy: Code Magazine

Check out more of the artist’s work on his official Instagram.

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)

https://www.allcitycanvas.com/en/author/fernandohcruz/
escrito por Fernando Huacuz
Ciudad de México, 1988- En búsqueda constante de urdimbres visuales y narrativas en espacios públicos y privados. Arte, cultura y rocksteady un must.
JR portrays the faces of more than 1000 locals in New York
Street Art Art Photography
5 Feb 20

JR portrays the faces of more than 1000 locals in New York

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)In this new piece, JR portrays the different visions of living in a concrete jungle The Chronicles of New York City is the new piece where JR portrays the reality of the Big Apple. The piece located in Williamsburg’s Domino Park captures the lives of more than 1000 […]
INTI and his new mural called “La Madre Secular”
Art Arte callejero Blog
6 Jun 16

INTI and his new mural called “La Madre Secular”

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)New artwork by INTI in collaboration with Galerie Saint Laurent New mural by INTI called ‘Madre Secular’ new mural was produced in collaboration with the Galerie Saint Laurent, at the classic and crowded Marche aux Puces. Place where the Mediterranean Europe and Northern Africa coexist under the premise […]
Tristan Eaton and Obey pay hommage to health workers
ACC Network Street Art
11 May 20

Tristan Eaton and Obey pay hommage to health workers

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)To recognize the doctors and nurses’ hard work, Tristan Eaton and Obey created these pieces We are at a crucial moment in this pandemic. However, all the medical staff is doing their best in every country around the world. These Tristan Eaton and Obey pieces are dedicated to […]
Odeith and his realistic 3D muralism
Street Art Editors' Picks en grafiiti
22 Aug 19

Odeith and his realistic 3D muralism

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)We give you a short list of the best Odeith murals so far this year A few days ago, urban artist Odeith became even more popular on social media thanks to an intervention. In this he made a destroyed bus with his already well-known realistic 3D technique, breaking […]
Women in graffiti boasting their female power
ACC Network grafiiti Street Art
2 Mar 20

Women in graffiti boasting their female power

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)Women are also badasses in graffiti, so here’s our selection with some of the most outstanding ones Presently, as in the late 1970s, graffiti remains an anti-establishment, clandestine, public and illegal form of expression; what’s best, the number of women in graffiti is growing. Thus, we give you […]
Hot news
CONTEMPORARY ART NOW LAUNCHES ITS FIRST EDITION WITH A LOT OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Art Festivals
12 Jul 22

CONTEMPORARY ART NOW LAUNCHES ITS FIRST EDITION WITH A LOT OF CONTEMPORARY ART

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)Renowned and emerging artists will participate in the first edition of CAN Contemporary Art Now The city of Ibiza will be filled with art from July 13 to 17 with the launch of the first edition of Contemporary Art Now or CAN. It is a contemporary art fair […]
SAID DOKINS REVEALED HIS NEW MURAL THE MAGIC SQUARE IN DOHA
Street Art
12 Jul 22

SAID DOKINS REVEALED HIS NEW MURAL THE MAGIC SQUARE IN DOHA

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)The Magic Square by Said Dokins is part of the international festival POW! WOW! Qatar Museums has commissioned a series of urban interventions by local and international artists, and among them is the Mexican Said Dokins, who has just completed his new piece entitled The Magic Square. It […]
MADEME, THE STREETWEAR BRAND RETURNS AFTER TWO YEARS OF ABSENCE
ACC Network Streetwear
8 Jul 22

MADEME, THE STREETWEAR BRAND RETURNS AFTER TWO YEARS OF ABSENCE

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)MadeMe is officially back to give doses of streetwear to all lovers of urban fashion! Cult streetwear designer Erin Magee returns with her signature MadeMe after two years without showing any signs of life. The official return was announced in a post on the brand’s Instagram account where […]
SAILOR MOON AND VANS: A VERY STELLAR COLLECTION
ACC Network Sneakers Streetwear
21 Jun 22

SAILOR MOON AND VANS: A VERY STELLAR COLLECTION

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)Attention anime fans! Sailor Moon and Vans just released this collection as a homage to the moon If you’ve not seen at least one episode of Sailor Moon in your childhood, you did not have a real childhood! And for all those anime fans, this Vans collection will […]
QUANTUM SPACE: JUSTIN AVERSANO’S PHYSICAL NFT GALLERY
Art
20 Jun 22

QUANTUM SPACE: JUSTIN AVERSANO’S PHYSICAL NFT GALLERY

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)In Quantum Space other NFT artists will be able to exhibit and sell their works The iconic Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California has become the site of NFT photographer Justin Aversano’s new project called Quantum Space. Said venue is the latest in a growing trend of […]
DR. BOMBAY’S SWEET EXPLORATION, SNOOP DOGG’S NFT DESSERTS
Food
20 Jun 22

DR. BOMBAY’S SWEET EXPLORATION, SNOOP DOGG’S NFT DESSERTS

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish)And it is a fact! Snoop Dogg will open his NFT’s dessert restaurant, Dr. Bombay’s Sweet Exploration Snoop Dogg and Food Fighters Universe announced the launch of a dessert restaurant called Dr. Bombay’s Sweet Exploration, inspired by the rapper’s NFT from the Bored Ape Yacht Club collection. NFTs […]