Muralist. Street Artist. Art Advocate.
David ‘Shek’ Vega is a 20 year veteran of the street art scene, with his beginnings seeded in graffiti art. As the years progressed he soon became interested in fine art and began molding his style to become a hybrid of the two. Today, he is well known and sought after for his signature filigree and owns three celebrated companies that lead the way for street and mural art. Gravelmouth Art Gallery, Los Otros Murals, and San Antonio Street Art Initiative 501c3 have deep roots in community trust and support and continue to usher role model leadership for artist advocacy, fair-pay, and celebrated works of public art to communities. To date, he has aided in the creation of over a hundred pieces of public art and has raised over 40K for non-profits, charities, and art organizations.
His personal art is grounded in humor and pop culture, usually depicting a commentary on his Chicano roots or the zeitgeist of the moment. Known for its clean lines and brilliant use of color, Shek Vega has become one of Texas’ most sought-after muralists and artists gaining him elite clientele and collectors from around the world.
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Gravelmouth was founded in 2010 and has served as a leader in the Texas contemporary art scene advocating for street art as a fine art. At the core of its mission, the cultural pioneer strives to educate the public about the genre of street art and curate shows breaking out emerging or undiscovered artists within its walls. This award winning gallery has gained itself many notable features in publications for its modern and elevated spirit and continues to receive praise for its pioneering concept and its continual contributions to its community and mission. To many, Gravelmouth Gallery is a career milestone marker, with many street and contemporary artists using its platform as a career accelerator.
Los Otros is a Texas based mural duo that has rapidly grown to become a highly sought after team for fine street art murals. Comprised of Shek Vega and Nik Soup, these San Antonio headquartered artists offer over twenty years experience painting together and over thirty years experience combined. Their perfected style and striking aesthetic has people from all over the world seeking their unique fingerprint.
Prior to forming Los Otros Murals, the two artists perfected their signature skillsets individually, then juxtaposed them together to create the easily recognized Los Otros style that fans love and adore today.
With Nik Soup’s unparalleled talent for black and white photo realism and Shek’s highly acclaimed design work, clean lines and brilliant use of color, Los Otros murals have found homes with elite collectors, galleriest, museums, independent businesses, large corporations, celebrities, politicians and high profile individuals from all over the world.
To date, Los Otros Murals has aided in the creation of over a sixty pieces of official public art and has raised over 40K for non-profits, charities and art organizations. Today, Los Otros Murals sets the precedent for fine street art murals and continues to innovate the industry as the years progress.
Since 2018, SASAI has been leading the way for street and mural art in San Antonio, working diligently towards creating “The Largest Outdoor Gallery in Texas™”! Composed of leaders within the the city’s vibrant street arts scene, SASAI works in Phases to produce vibrant, exciting mural art that represents unparalleled quality and memorable experiences. Its highly acclaimed projects have beautified neighborhoods, contributed to economic development, provided well paid jobs to local talent, and continues to be some of the most celebrated contributions to the public art scene in recent years.
As the top resource for mural art and quality artists, the initiative focuses on two things: education and mural art resources. SASAI scouts talent to participate in the city’s best, highly visible, community projects that showcase their artwork on a larger scale and also seeks to create educational programs on street and mural art, ultimately allowing our diverse and colorful city to be recognized and celebrated globally, across the world. To date, they have completed over 40 murals and have advocated for the careers of over 30 artists.
Continuing its mission, SASAI is always actively planning the next phase of “The Largest Outdoor Gallery in Texas™” and invites the community to take part in its events and other opportunities. Please browse our website to learn more and thank you for supporting the #1 resource for mural street art in San Antonio.
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Shek Vega is the creative designer behind Los Otros murals and clothing designs. As an extension of this, and his own personal art, he now offers an online shop where you can get your hands on the latest, prints, apparel and goods from this lifestyle brand. Grounded in humor, pop culture, his chicano roots, the zeitgeist of the moment or showcasing one of Los Otros’ murals, this shop showcases new items seasonally and offers Members Only editions and packages through an exclusive VIP Access. Click below for more.
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