Lapiztola is a collective consisting of designers Roberto Vega and Rosario Martínez.
When political revolution gripped Oaxaca City, Mexico for over seven months in 2006, indignation over the state governor's violent response to a teachers' strike led to a street art movement which saw the walls of Oaxaca speak out in outrage. It was from this uprising that Lapiztola was born.
Taking its name from the Spanish words lapiz (pencil) and pistola (pistol), the Collective was inspired by the events gripping their hometown which has led them to create work that highlights and denounces injustices Mostly working with stencil and serigraphy, they create street art to protest and visually communicate with society, while introducing a personal touch to an urban space.
North Point Douglas Women's Centre
221 Austin St N
ABOUT / ARTIST STATEMENT
These panel murals were created inconjunction with the exhibition – gathered together – with Martha Street Studio.
Adrienne Huard, Chloe Chafe, Mariana Muñoz Gomez
PARTNERS & SUPPORT
Wall-to-Wall Mural & Culture Festival, Martha Street Studio, Synonym Art Consultation, Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council