Viaduct Arts | March Featured Artist
This month’s calendar page is printed on our Xerox Iridesse Press using full-color process and metallic inks on Pacesetter Digital Silk.
About the Work
Oliver Casillas is a Mexican-American artist living in Talent, Oregon. Oliver has studied the arts since a young age, immersing themselves in painting, sculpture, and ceramics. Oliver is the artistic manager for a project named “We Art Here,” which uses art to raise awareness about social struggles, environmental stewardship, and movements of protest.
“My mural ‘What Keeps us Together’ was inspired by the iconic portion of land shared by Mexico and the United States — the Sonora Desert. This mural aims to depict the shared nature among them, the purity, and reality behind skin colors, languages, ways of thinking, and religions. In other words, behind the human being. It is an invitation to think outside of our boxes and realize what binds and keeps us together.” – Oliver Casillas
About Portland Street Art
Portland Street Art Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides access to resources, networking platforms, and professional development opportunities for Pacific Northwest street artists. Since its founding in 2012, PSAA has managed over 100 private and publicly-funded street art projects, collaborating with hundreds of artists in the region. PSAA’s mission is to actively transform the public art landscape by developing more inclusive place-based programs and increasing access to art for everyone in the city.