Changing Murals on the Facade of the INBA

in StreetArt6 months ago

For this week's CCC's Street Art Contest I want to include another mural from the are I have features before. The Flaming Child, the Sacred Condiments, and even The Burrón Family can all be found on the same block of Calle Regina, in the center, close to the metro station Isabel la Católica. There may be a good reason for all this street art in one place: the office of the Secretary of Public Education, part of Mexico's National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature.

Constantly Changing Wall Paintings

Just like most walls in this street, the front facade of this government office is an ever changing canvas for skilled muralists, who keep decorating this surface wall with new and spectacular images.

I remember taking a picture of it not so long ago, with the intention of posting about it. Well, that never happened, and when I ventured into that street again recently, the mural had been replaced by another one. No reason I could not post both of them here... even though the contest rules only allow me to use one image for the contest. Well, which one shall it be? Hmmmm... Before deciding, let me introduce the past one.


In this mural, I suppose the artist gave us an image of himself: wearing a hoodie, and armed with a spray can, he poses in front a backdrop of space, complete with stars and a red glowing galaxy. In front of him, at the bottom of the mural, is a very intricate lettering of a graffiti tag... Please don't ask me to decipher it. But if you think you can, I'm always happy to hear it. The same thing goes for the artist's signature in one (or both?) top corner.

Presently a Much Simpler Image

To get an idea of how things change, here is the current appearance of the same wall. It features a feline shaped plume of smoke. Is it a puma, the mascot animal of the major public university UNAM? Or possibly a black panther, the mascot of the other big public University UAM? It's probably one of each... At a closer look you can find a second smokey cat, painted in red above the black one.


Looking at the artist's tag, it is not too hard to make out satrxx, whose typical images are smokey looking wolves, panthers, lions, raccoons, and even falcons. Okay, that should be enough to decide. I'll go with this present image for the contest.


If you liked this, check out my developing series on Mexican murals:

Winston Churchil and the Bike Movement
The Beauty of Death and the Struggle of Life
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Political Expression, The Painting is on the Wall
A Familiar Face
Chilakillers: Murals, Chilaquiles, and More
Under Metro Line 4
Respected and Less Respected Paintings
Murals of the Barrio in Aguascalientes
Murals Under Periferico
A Cartoon With A Public Health Message
A Warrior Princess in Mazunte
New Images Covering Old Ones
Get to Know Your Local Cacti
A Mural for a Movie
Commercial Murals for Small Businesses
Not Much New in Almost a Year
Feminist Art on a Blue-Collar Business
High Above the City
Laboratory Work on the Cocoa
Elite Warriors in the Parque México
A Journey Through Rock-and-Roll, Contest Winners
Playing With Bugs on the Rooftop
La Familia Burrón in the Center
Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in the Alameda Central
New Stairs Art in my Neighborhood
Painted Garage Doors
The Children of the Feathered Serpent
Four Sides to a Water Box
Skate On Forever
A Healing Mermaid Under Mexican Skies
Axolotl in the Parque Lira
Axolotls Wherever You Look
The Rapidly Changing Wall of the Casa Picnic
Illuminated Illumination
Tlaloc in His Element
Aztec Legends in Metro Tacubaya
All Your Favorite Mexican Motives
Worsening Situation for Women
The Kiss of Death
Honoring the Departed
The Flower of Life in a Face
A Less Appreciated Wall Painting
Funky Graphics in the Condesa
When Big Red Lips Start Growing on You
New Pictures on Old Walls
A Beast With a Mesmerizing Look
Beautiful Animals in the Roma
Horrific Animals in the Roma
A Poetic Message About Tremors
Sesame Street the Mexican Way (güey)
The Turtle Center in Mazunte
B-Side Murals in Mazunte
Beautiful Art in La Boquilla
Return of the (Pinche) Chinche
A Crow, A Fly, And A Shaded Barbarossa
More Exploding Hearts in Mazunte
A Frida Kahlo Mermaid
A Small Glimpse of Zipolite
One More Mural from Mazunte
Localvore Message at La Esperanza Store
Welcome to the New Normal
Frida Kahlo's Mask Adivsory
The Sacred Condiments
Love, Death, and Some Very Diverse Characters
A Flaming Child
Predator and Prey


Stunning work done by satrxx, I like this smokey design.

Impressive works... Thanks for sharing these pics, The StreetArt Community

Impressive works. The first one is a lot more detailed but I actually prefer the second one. Simpler but cute and also easier on the eye. Great finds. 🤗