The Akumal Arts Festival is a celebration of all the best street art can be. This past January, the Festival returned for its 4th edition, the first in-person since the pandemic erupted. Since its inception in 2018, the Festival has always embodied its principles of community, ambition, and hope.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has wreaked havoc upon the art world, but some organizations have soldiered on despite the obstacles. For 2020, the Akumal Arts Festival adapted to the uncertain climate by scaling back, and continuing their painting traditions with local artists.Continue reading
SKELA basks in sundered surrealism. Her acidic forms animate walls with supernatural energy, compounding otherworldly compositions through representational geometricism. Ranging from female figures to animal portraits, the artist has a distinct style best described by as “skelarized,” a term she coined herself in 2008.Continue reading
It’s pretty much always women with demons, which tends to mean a manifestation of inner demons and inner anxieties. I tried to create powerful women at a time where I wasn’t feeling very powerful myself.Continue reading