We never tire of seeing of Latin art murals especially when they depict our favorite artists such as Frida Kahlo and Selena Quintanilla. There’s a new mural located at Walker’s Point, Milwaukee, and it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen. But first I should say, I’ve seen all kinda of art depicted on walls throughout various landscapes and city skylines. From Expressionism to Impressionism, each kind of artistic form, is breathtaking, however, we have never seen this classic beauty in such a spectacular way.
Artist Mauricio Ramirez is introducing the beauty of Selena in a way that is not just eye-opening but also remarkable. He’s using the art style of Cubism to portray Selena, and it’s a mural of her unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Take a look!
Here’s a close-up of the detail. It’s incredible to say the least.
“I feel like this mural is an even exchange between the new developments happening in the Walker’s Point neighborhood and the heritage that Milwaukee’s South Side holds, being predominantly Hispanic,” Ramirez told OnMilwaukee.
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Join Mayor Tom Barret, @mkedowntown , BID #21, and the Milwaukee Arts Board on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM to celebrate the completion of 10 utility box murals along Wisconsin Avenue, painted by yours truly. After a brief program inside the lobby of 411 East Wisconsin Center, join us outside before the utility box mural ribbon-cutting at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Jefferson Street. Then, it's time for a summertime lunch party on Wisconsin Avenue! Enjoy live music by @djshawna & @theofficiallex , and support your local food trucks @meatonthestreet , Little Havana Express Food Truck & The Cupcake-A-Rhee and Pilcrow Coffee! #uboxmke Thank you to our utility box mural sponsors: Milwaukee Arts Board, 411 East Wisconsin Center, Wisconsin Club, Wisconsin Center District, and the future Drury Hotels. Exclusive Ribbon Provider: @creamcityribbon 📷: @milwaukeeindependent #uboxmke #mkedowntown
On his website, Ramirez states: “I am an architect of letters and icons since childhood, when each family gathering was an opportunity to replicate a gang symbol or sketch by an older cousin. The urban landscape became my canvas at a young age, but my paint soon found its way onto stretched fabric, where ideas were allowed to pool, eddy or flood as my heart desired.”
If you’d like to see this 20-by-50-foot mural in person, it’s located at 625 S. 5th St., at Walker’s Point.
Here’s a video of his creation, which took 25 hours to do, and his materials were simply spray paint and tape.
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Through the camera lens of @gabiolmedo_ A quick timelapse that captures the entire mural from start to finish. Cheers to all Selena lovers out there and cheers to @officemaks for assisting with the mural. #selena #mkeart #mauricioRamirez #walkerspoint #milwaukee #milwaukeehome #artmke #muralart #spraypaint #anythingforselinas #selenaquintanilla
What do you think? Let us know if you’ll be visiting this Selena mural or about your favorite Selena mural.