Artists of KAABOO 2017 Part 3: Gloria Muriel and Alex Banach

Artists of KAABOO 2017 Part 3: Gloria Muriel and Alex Banach

Gloria Muriel

 

Alex Banach

Gloria Muriel (a.k.a. Glow) and Alex Banach create works that are at once beautiful and mysterious, with undertones of the spiritual and mystical. The pieces have an organic presence and freely flow from one shape to influence the next.

Mural for Carlsbad Art Wall at Señor Grubby’s by Alex Banach and Gloria Muriel – Photo by Bryan Snyder

Their mural work is easily recognizable and can be seen all around San Diego, south of the border in Tijuana and Mexicali, north in Los Angeles and San Francisco as well as other cities in North America.

Love Your H20 | Mural by Gloria Muriel – Photo by Alex Banach

This year for KAABOO they will have an installation, made with acrylic paint on wood panels and diamond structure, near the entrance to the Sunset Cliffs Main Stage.  

Alex Banach – Photo by Alex Banach

Here is what they have to say about this year’s collaboration, “Chaos Nature”:

This installation project, created for KAABOO Del Mar 2017, is the result of two opposite energies working together as one, and about bringing our inner magic out. Gloria and Alex function as a dichotomy, integrating smooth and sharp, curved and straight, ebb and flow of contrasting ideas and styles. This collaboration is composed of two parts: a mural on wood panel painted by Gloria that embodies two characters evolving in nature, and a wood structure created by Alex, symbolic of integrating inner and outer worlds. Both artists chose diamonds as a central theme. Gloria’s inspiration came from the Ojos de Dios, which are crafted ritual tools for protection, and seeing and understanding things unknown, traditionally made by the Huichol people of western Mexico. Alex’s diamond inspiration comes from tryptamine patterns seen in psychedelic plant medicine work practiced by traditional cultures of Mexico.

~Gloria Muriel and Alex Banach

Installation at Solace & The Moonlight Lounge, Encinitas CA | Alex Banach and Gloria Muriel – Photo by Alex Banach

Gloria and Alex will also have work in the Artwork Gallery. Stop by and see what synergistic magic they have in store this year.

Brian Baxter
September 3, 2017

Gloria Muriel
Websitehttp://www.gloriamuriel.com/
Facebookhttp://facebook.com/gloriamuriel
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/gloriamuriel/
Artist Page at Sparks Galleryhttp://sparksgallery.com/product-category/artist/gloria-muriel
2016 Interview with Sparks Galleryhttp://sparksgallery.com/updates/creative-foundations-interview-with-gloria-muriel
KAABOO profilehttps://www.kaaboodelmar.com/lineups/art?1_route=/client-embeds/kaaboo-2017-artwork/1/1/__/places/87685/

Alex Banach
Websitehttp://alexbanach.com/
Emailinfo@alexbanach.com
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ahbanach
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/buddhaselfie/
KAABOO Profilehttps://www.kaaboodelmar.com/lineups/art?1_route=/client-embeds/kaaboo-2017-artwork/1/1/__/places/87692/

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