Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez

United We Thrive
Rondelieu Student Center

The United We Thrive mural features some of the many different cultures that represent the BSU Community, including a portrait of a Native American woman from the Wampanoag tribe, a Cape Verde flag , Somalia flag, Ivory Coast flag, and the American flag. In addition, multicultural patterns are woven throughout the mural that represent Native American, Asian, African American, LatinX and LGBTQ identities. White and Black hands are joined together as a sign of solidarity and the female and male protesters bring focus to the current struggles of injustice and in our country. The bear has a young protester breaking through systemic oppression represented by the broken chains.

It is through art that we can begin to heal, empathize, and uplift each other. Public art has played a major role throughout history for communities fighting for justice and equality. The Mexican mural movement, Civil Rights movement, Chicano movement all used political murals to tell their stories and empower communities with a sense of pride, power, and unity. We believe in "Each One Teach One". The power of art through music, writing, poetry and visual art is an honored tradition that allows for the passage of knowledge, history and culture from one generation to the next --- highlighting our struggles, losses and triumphs, so we can learn from our cultural histories and grow from past mistakes.

Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez is an international street artist who works at the intersection of contemporary art, graffiti, vinyl toys, fashion and design. With paintings, murals, drawings, mix-media pieces and private commissions for major brands, his robust palette blends elements of street and pop culture with Mexican and indigenous aesthetics—a signature look the artist has coined “Neo Indigenous.” Marka27’s work has become part of graffiti and street art history, but he has flourished as a product designer, gallery artist, toy designer and more. Marka27 has emerged as one of the most sought after muralists in the world, mastering his craft since before “street art” was even a term. His murals celebrate and empower diversity within indigenous cultures.

Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez

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Street Theory Gallery
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