In recent years I have seen, admired, and taken photos of several murals signed by Marka27, but finally I feel prepared to post with a focus on Victor “Marka27” Quiñonez. In this post I can offer photos of a few of his Boston-area murals, along with quotes and links that should lead you to lots more by this “Prolific Artisan.”
"Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez is an international street artist who works at the intersection of contemporary art, graffiti, vinyl toys, fashion and design. With paintings, murals, drawings, mix-media pieces and private commissions for major brands, his robust palette blends elements of street and pop culture with Mexican and indigenous aesthetics—a signature look the artist has coined “Neo Indigenous.” ( quote about the artist on Marka27 Prolific Artisan site)
“I believe that design is a creative expression wholly powerful, impactful, and progressive if guided by genuine purpose. The “purpose” is what’s most important and that’s to engage with an audience in order to achieve a dialogue.” ( quote from artist statement on Marka27 Prolific Artisan site)
Photos above show murals by Marka27 in Cambridge, Lynn, Boston, and Somerville, all part of public art projects including murals by other artists for those cities. Enjoy various views of these and more on the artist’s website slideshow STREETS ARE TALKING. Read the engaging interview with Artist Victor “MARKA27” Quiñonez in Cambridge Central Square Blog. Find photos, videos and background about his work in Boston’s UNDERGROUND MURAL PROJECT, organized by STREET THEORY.
Both photos above show “NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST THEE SHALL PROSPER | 2020,” collaboratively developed with other artists in Murals for the Movement installed for a few months outside the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Learn more about this from STREET THEORY.