Medium: Digital image transfer on ceramic tile
Dimensions: 7’ H x 47’ W
Locations: Between Travis Street and Houston Street
About the Artist: Alex Rubio is currently the Artist-In-Residence for the MOSAIC Program at Blue Star Contemporary in San Antonio. As a community arts organizer, Rubio has instructed several community-based public art programs. In 2011, Rubio founded ®space, a gallery for undiscovered artists in San Antonio and, in 2016, Rubio founded Rubio Gallery-South, a contemporary art gallery presenting early career artists. Rubio’s artworks have been exhibited thought the country. He has also attained national recognition with grants from the Joan Michel Foundation and Artpace Foundation.
The curvilinear line quality of this mural reflects the ever-flowing waters of San Pedro Creek that have provided sustenance to the San Antonio community for centuries. Using his signature aesthetic of dynamic brush strokes, brilliant hues, and high contrast, Rubio provides a visual parallel to the energetic, soulful history of his subject. Informed by his extensive community outreach, his artwork projects an intimate, yet panoramic view of San Antonio’s many Latino communities.