The alternative music venue La Respuesta, in Santurce, Puerto Rico, presents “Los Muros Hablan NYC” (The Walls Talk NYC), the New York edition of the urban art festival that has put the zone of Santurce on the map of graffiti artists worldwide. The artistic project aims to strengthen bonds between Santurce and El Barrio, an important Puerto Rican enclave in New York City during decades.
Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito District 8 Manhattan/Bronx commented:
We are excited to have such a tremendously talented group of artists bring more of our empty walls to life. The murals will serve as a testament to El Barrio’s long-standing artistic tradition and strong relationship with Puerto Rico. From the moment I learned about Los Muros Hablan in Puerto Rico. I knew that we had to bring this unique and dynamic event to El Barrio. This event is the first step in a true long – term partnership from which our community will benefit for years to come [...]
Participating artists include Axel Void (Spain), Betsy Casañas (Philadelphia), Celso González (Puerto Rico), Don Rim X (Puerto Rico) , Elian & Pastel (Argentina) , Jufe (La Pandilla) (Puerto Rico), L NY (Ecuador), Manny Vega (New York City), and Viajero (New York City ).
Here are some photos of the murals in process (all used with permission):
Video of the project by José Jiménez Tirado: