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
Categories: Fiber and Paper