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As part of ¡VAMOS! Festival, this weekend we’re being treated to two UK premieres of brand new street art from Peruvian artist Elliot Tupac and Mexican Bayrol Jimenez.

Tupac is a pioneer in screen-printing and lettering with a style that harks back to the traditions of the Cartel Chicha, which transformed areas of Peru’s capital Lima from grey industrial wastelands into colourful wonderlands filled with murals and vibrant graffiti art. Combining his art with a successful career in advertising, Tupac has supported social causes across Latin America with his art and his latest exhibition combines his recognisable aesthetics with these issues to create a thought-provoking collection of street art.

Meanwhile, Jimenez mixes mural painting, sculpture and performance, but is best known for an intricate and beautiful style of ink drawing that’s reminiscent of graphic novels. His latest work, to be displayed at the North Shields Metro Station, Jimenez is creating a fictional microcosm of historical events – think Picasso’s Guernica if it was a piece of street art.

These two special commissions are viewable for one day only, so if you want to see these works by two internationally renowned artists, take a trip down the coastal Metro.

Bayrol Jimenez will be exhibiting his work at the North Shields Metro Station on Sunday 14th June. Elliot Tupac will be showing his work at the former Venue nightclub at Bamburgh House, Newcastle on the same day.

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