Mexican artist Said Dokins is touring Europe and is progressively unveiling new hypnotic murals.
About the murals:
In Germany, Said Dokins started ‘Die verborgene Schrift / The Hidden Text’ series in the city of Limbach in the context of the IBUG Festival. This year the festival took place in a small textile factory, which was abandoned just after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The artist’s project attempts to elaborate a reflection on history and the marks that certain events leave behind. In Germany, the former division remains somewhat visible, especially through architecture, economy, politics and people’s lifestyle.
Another installation from ‘The Hidden Text’ series was exhibited at the OpenSpaceGallery located in Halle, in an abandoned neighborhood, that is going through a recovery process. OpenSpaceGallery has created a recovery program through art, creating murals among other strategies of neighborhood improvement which favor dialogue with the community. Currently, they are building community gathering places, including a park, music jams and discussion spaces.
At the present moment, Said Dokins is in the city of Bordeaux, on the French West coast. He is working on an exhibition and a new wall for the Cox Gallery in collaboration with French collective Monkey Bird. He will also contribute to Le Mur de Bordeaux, an urban spot for street artists organized by Pole Magnetic.
About the artist
Said Dokins lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico. He studied Visual Arts and Philosophy at UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), a background you can easily feel in all his creations.
He is a master in what we can call calligraffiti, that is to say a practice combining inscriptions and graffiti. His creations are generally inspired by medieval and Japanese calligraphy.
His work as an artist has been shown nationally and internationally in countries like Spain, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, United Kingdom, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, El Salvador, Peru and others.