Oakland muralist Desi Mundo on public art and the aerosol aesthetic

Nov 19, 2015

Oakland-based muralist Desi Mundo is on a crusade to change the negative perception of artists who paint using spray cans. 

He says there’s a difference between street art and graffiti, and that what he does engages the community in conversation in a way that graffiti doesn’t. He says his self-described “pavement to policy” organization is bringing artists and neighborhoods together to make artwork that everyone can enjoy. Mundo spoke with KALW's Jen Chein.

MUNDO: I'm an elaborate urban calligrapher, I go out there and do something that I've studied for 25 years and developed a mastery over.

To learn more about Mundo and the Community Rejuvenation Project, click  here.  

  Click the audio player above to listen to the complete interview.