STREET MURALS > Guardia del Segundo Barrio - El Indio

"El Indio, Guardia del Segundo Barrio" was created in 2016 for the HUE Mural festival. It began with ideas about energy flow and power and ended as a sort of totem to the energies that move throughout the city. Similar to the Olmec warrior statues that dominated the landscape I grew interested in creating a figure. My starting point led me to think of the many of the portraits I grew up seeing from the Renaissance. Those from the Medici family had become seared into my cerebral cortex. There was something palpable about their austere, unflinching, stoicism. I tapped into this feeling as I proceeded to work at the site and realized that the placement of the wall actually faced downtown. It evolved into a game of manipulating energy. I became conscious of the fact that there only about 4 or 5 entry points into the East End area. Realizing I could cast a kind of protective charm or totem, I set about imbuing it with a quality of watchfulness. I summoned into being a warrior head. One that looks dispassionately to the East and West, a watcher. It contained vestiges of an iconic shape. Perhaps a head on a coin or some type of currency. The work flowed freely, and I completed it in about 3 or 4 days. Realizing that this type of artwork is at risk of being damaged or destroyed, the mural has helped to draw in people to the site, a place rife with many murals called "graffiti park", (ironically a place that used to have more graffiti than murals). This spot has become a mecca for tourists and sightseers of every stripe.

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Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Portrait of the artist with mural
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Portrait of the artist with mural
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Visit Houston tourist campaign. Houston texas mural by Angel Quesada. Cheech Marin visits the site.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Visit Houston tourist campaign. Houston texas mural by Angel Quesada. Cheech Marin visits the site.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Thomas B. Shea UHD photographer portrait of Angel Quesada in front of his mural.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Visit Houston tourist campaign. Houston texas mural by Angel Quesada
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Visit Houston tourist campaign. Houston texas mural by Angel Quesada
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Visit Houston tourist campaign. Houston texas mural by Angel Quesada
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas. Work in progress.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Visit Houston tourist campaign. Houston texas mural by Angel Quesada.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas. Work in progress.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas. Work in progress.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
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Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint
Mural by Angel Quesada. Created for HUE mural festival in Houston, Texas.
Acrylic enamel and aerosol paint