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Lapiztola: From Oaxaca City to London Town

‘Democracia Real Ya!,’ is an exciting exhibition of street art by Rosario Martínez Llaguno and Roberto Vega Jiménez, members of the Mexican art collective Lapiztola Stencil, based in Oaxaca.

This collective was formed following teachers’ strikes in Oaxaca in 2006, which were violently suppressed by the state. Street art became a form of political protest, highlighting the range of issues which Mexicans face, and providing hope and inspiration.

The exhibition will celebrate the fight for social justice that the artists are involved with in Oaxaca and Mexico as a whole.

Democracia Real Ya! shows at Rich Mix in London through February 28

Read more about Lapiztola at the Guardian

Art by Lapiztola