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Badassery abounds at Los Muros Hablan, where Sofia Maldonado teaches her brand of Puerto Rican feminist street art

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Sofia Maldonado, mid-stroke on her mural protest against domestic violence, at Los Muros Hablan
GUARDIAN PHOTO BY CAITLIN DONOHUE

Her new canvas work also bears the language of graffiti, the strokes, the characters. But as a medium — her work's not really about "getting up" anymore. She hasn't rejected the bold artistic mark that you have to have if you paint in the streets, but you get a sense that Maldonado knows that audacity's a tool, a microphone you use, not an end in itself.

She won't really stand for all my editorializing. Actually, she kind of wanted me to shut up about her being a female role model. Her feminism is hard to describe in a 745-word article.

"You have to know it's a male's world, like any other profession," she tells me, shrugging off all my questions about her take on the street art gender divide. "You gotta be strong."

But one can't help but read into her focus when it comes to education. "I don't feel like I'm representing," she concludes. "But I do feel like I need to set an example."

 

Comments

Wall painting is different form of art whee you can show your talent on the walls publicly. It has become very popular in few years and many youngsters are taking it as a career option. It is great to know that Maldonado has created such nice picture on the wall on domestic violence. Wall painting provides a way to create awareness on social issues.

Posted by Kevin Butler on Jan. 29, 2013 @ 11:38 pm

Wall art and wall painting both the terms are looks same, most probably mural arts are the latest trend of every streets and walls these are now became the most favorable choice of every individual. Basically in American streets we have witnessed so many mural arts it encourages the spirit of the artist.

Posted by Photo Quality Laser Imaging on Mar. 22, 2013 @ 2:27 am

Wall painting is a extra option for the students, now many students are want to learn the painting and doing some extra things. In the wall painting it create a good looking with some message to the society and the environment.

Posted by royalty free photography on Mar. 31, 2013 @ 12:03 am

Wall painting is a extra option for the students, now many students are want to learn the painting and doing some extra things. In the wall painting it create a good looking with some message to the society and the environment.
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Posted by Alisha Jackson on Mar. 31, 2013 @ 12:04 am