Said Dokins from Mexico
StreetLove has been contacted to showcase the artwork of the artist Said Dokins from Mexico (born in 1983), and when we like, we share. Here is some photos of his last walls – pretty impressive – and a little bit of story on his background.
Said Dokins is specialized in calligraphy and graffiti. He likes twisting symbolic orders and political enunciation. Dokins lives and works in Mexico City. His cultural practice takes on contemporary art production, research and cultural management.
Among other awards, he is the winner of the Ibero-american Contemporary Art Creation Prize (Juan Luis Vasallo 2015 in Cadiz, Spain). His work as an artist has been shown nationally and internationally.
For Dokins, every experience is a trace, a psychic impression that creates a texture in our symbolic universe. In that sense, calligraphy and graffiti aren’t just on paper and ink, on the walls and spray, but on every event of our existence.
The first one, is in the city of Coachella (California) for the “Coachella Walls” Festival with the support of Date Farmer and the curated by Med Sobio. The theme Coachella Walls is working on this year is “American Women: a Homage to the Women of the Americas”. In this mural, Dokins has inscribed the names of some collectives and organizations led by women, seeking and fighting for the defense of our human rights in Mexico and Latin America.
This second is part of his last collaboration with Monkey Bird collective for the Street Art Festival in Evry (Essonne, France).
Through these walls they explored the great question of humanity in a dichotomic way. In one hand the mural ‘Looking at stars’ approaches the fascination of men with the universe, their allurement of stars and the conquest of what is beyond our perception. On the other hand ‘The secrets of mind’ looks into the mysteries hidden inside our head and the ways they had been interpreted through time.
You can watch out the video of the process below here:
Finally his last wall in Brickline with all the support of @globalstreetart to commemorate the anniversary of the abduction and subsequent disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa’s Teacher College in the Mexican state of Guerrero.
This is a series of calligrams of concrete poetry, featuring Rosario Ibarra’s words:
“You will rise from any place, anywhere, to greet and hug me, and recover in that embrace, all the suns that they have stolen from me”
“They took them alive! we want them alive!