Our friend Francisco Diaz aka Pastel recently spent some time in his hometown of Buenos Aires, working a new mural for the Color BA festival curated by the Collage Lab. For this event Argentinian artist painted a mural titled “Xeneize” dedicated to all the immigrants that created BA into what it is today.
La Boca is the worker neighborhood where the city was originally founded. Located right next to the river, it was the port and the place where all the European immigrants arrived in the 1900’s. Italians, Spanish, Ukrainian, this place was the welcoming point for all the people that moved to this place in search of better life. “Xeneize” is a term related to the people coming from Genova, Italy, which some time later founded a local football team called Boca Juniors. Since those times, all the Boca Juniors fans are called Xeneizes, are known as the most devoted, popular and immigrant friendly fan group. This mural was painted in the La Boca neighborhood and was dedicated to artist’s father who passed his love for Boca Juniors to him.
Check out few detail photos after the jump and let us know what you think about Pastel’s floral murals in our comment section.