Yes, the violence continues, but so does the art and creation. This Thursday, my art collective, Adapta Project, will take on an online art and music site, Sezio, We’ve picked out three Tijuana artists and Sezio has picked out three San Diego artists who will go head-to-head in a three-month art-off at Cream Coffee House, 4496 Park Blvd. in University Heights.
We’re doing it as a sort of reminder that the cities, whether you like it or not, are sisters, and no matter how much we each try to distance ourselves from our neighbors, the geography will never change. The cultural exchange, in our opinion, is something that neither city takes advantage of enough.
For our first artist, we’ve chosen Daniel Meneses, aka Organika. His graphic-intensive designs and light-boxes with a decidedly organic and flowing feel will contrast against Sezio’s Mike Maxwell, whose pop-surrealism paintings of blue-faced historical figures, hipsters and lighthouses are crisp, clean and a tad creepy, but beautiful nonetheless.