Popular practices are rooted in the collective identity of the city, it is in this work "Serenata" what is intended. More than "representing" it seeks to preserve, exalt, remember and give a "Serenade" of identity to the city through this iconic representation of how we from Guadalajara celebrate one of the best known traditions of Mexicanidad, the day of the dead. And we do it by singing to the dead. (Image set in the Mezquitan Graveyard with real characters from the city).
Let me introduce myself, I am Casillas Oliver, mexican-american artist.
Currently and for more than 5 continuous years, I have dedicated myself exclusively to art. I am currently involved in a project named "We Art Here" which aims, through art, to raise awareness about the social and environmental problems we face in this era, this has led me to collaborate as an artist in various similar projects, supporting with my illustrations and artistic works movements of protest and social struggle, such as the Mexico Climate Action project (Accion Climatica Mexico), University ITESO, the Portland Street Art Alliance (PSAA), The Immigration Affairs Program (PRAMI) among others, showing my roots and interpretation of our reality through my art. Another one of my work activities that has the greatest impact, is the realization of mural paintings in urban areas which have been forgotten, aiming, through the collaborative creation of a mural, to rebuild the social fabric of the community, generate collective identity and appropriate of abandoned public spaces, thus generating a better quality of life for the neighbors and inhabitants of the artistically intervened area.