Boa Mistura : NIERIKA

The group Boa Mistura struck again! The Spanish collective, known for ten years to give life to disadvantaged neighborhoods with brushstrokes and good humor, attacked last week at the giant Guadalajara (Mexico), the second largest city in the country. Thus, the area of ​​Colonia Infonavit Independencia is adorned with a gigantic psychedelic fresco, paying homage to the ancient tribes of the region.

Born in 2001, the Spanish workshop Boa Mistura composed of architects, urban planners, illustrators, graphic designers and engineers, traveled the world to bring a new breath to neglected and disadvantaged areas. After South Africa, Kenya, China, Chile or more recently Brazil, it is in Guadalajara that they decided to put their bags, more precisely in the area of ​​Colonia Infonavit Independencia, one of the poorer of the megalopolis.


Thought with the inhabitants of the district since January 2017, and realized with the help of five of them unemployed at this period, the gigantic fresco of 5 000 square meters invests the soil of a huge square square and the facades of the three adjacent buildings.

On each of the walls surrounding the painted surface of a mandala, a word: SOY, FUI or SERÉ - "I am, I was, I will be", in French. These conjugations of the verb to be echo the culture of the Wixaricas, native population of the west of Mexico, whose European studio was inspired for the design of Nierika, representing the intergenerational and spiritual mirror of this people. In this way, Boa Mistura hopes to make future generations understand that the world is in their hands, while reminding them of the origin of their country.

A positive initiative that fills the city and the eyes of its inhabitants with bright colors!

To learn more, visit the site of Boa Mistura

Photographs: Boa Mistura

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