Fiber Graffiti: Laura Ortiz Vega

I saw Laura Ortiz Vega’s fibre graffiti in Toronto a few months ago and her work is captivating.  She uses thread and a natural beeswax (cera de Campeche) on board to document the street art of Mexico City where she works.

Some of her work was small street tags, but most is larger graffiti slabs that are hard to differentiate from the original.  Vega sees her role as a documentary artist, preserving the street art of her native city, especially since the graffiti is often painted over before her pieces are finished.

 

Vega had her first solo exhibition in New York City at Lyons Wier Gallery  last fall.

More images at Antena Estudio, Mexico City

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There are 15 comments

  1. Jasmine Pahl

    Whoa! This is amazing. Fibre art always fills me with a particular type of awe since you can just see all the hours and effort right in the piece. Very cool and perfect for brightening up the grey Vancouver day!

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    1. boomerontario

      So glad you enjoyed it. I’m with you. I can’t imagine how painstaking this work must be. She’s an extremely calm, collected individual, so she probably has lots of patience. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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