Puerto Vallarta Urban Art: Abasolo Street
Abasolo Street is another of the streets in Puerto Vallarta’s El Centro that has experienced the greatest boom during this new wave of urban art in the city.
At the end of 2019, Misael López (@misael_paints) was contacted by the developers of The Colonial condominium to create a mural nearly 50 feet long and 20 feet tall at its highest point. The central theme of this work is life and death through Mexicanism.
Its main elements are the face of a catrina, butterflies, flowers, the Aztec symbol Nahui-Ollin (which symbolizes the center of the universe), an ear of corn (as part of the life that feeds Mexicans) and the god Pakal (which shows his transition to death).
During his more than 10 years of experience with this art form, López has painted more than 20 public murals and estimates that he has done more than 50 for individuals inside their properties.
A little before reaching the corner of Abasolo and Guadalupe Sánchez streets, the facade of an old house displays another of the murals by Adrian Takano (@art_takano), who collaborated closely with the owners.
On the wall are the figures of a boy and girl playing together with a colorful grasshopper. They are joined by a pair of mischievous beetles, as well as a ladybug and a curious praying mantis.
Takano is another of the artists most involved in the creation of murals throughout Banderas Bay. His works dignify the indigenous tribes, their cultures and history and show their connection with the present. His paintings have transcended borders, to reach countries such as Chile, Argentina and Colombia, among others.