Upfest Godmask Mural

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Mural Title:

Upfest Godmask

Date of Completion:

May 2022

Mural Location:

Upfest Mural Festival, Bristol, England

Artist Statement:

The inspiration for the piece is a motif that runs throughout my work I call Godmasks. They represent powers and attitudes that can empower and embolden us. This mask in particular is inspired by my Puerto Rican heritage and celebratory masks we make called vejigantes.


Murals of Bristol’s 2022 Upfest Street Art Festival, Inspiring City, May 2022

Upfest Mural Festival, Bristol, England

Upfest was founded in 2008, It  was originally conceived to get a group of 20 like-minded artists together for a day of painting here in Bristol, however the first festival quickly grew to 50 artists once the word was out, after securing a fantastic Bristol venue, the Tobacco Factory, the first Upfest took place.

Since then the festival has grown year on year with artists travelling from around the world to paint the walls across Bedminster. With over 400 artists now painting each year in front of 50,000 visitors, the festival has moved to a two week painting event culminating in the festival weekend taking place at Greville Smyth Park and the original venue the Tobacco Factory.

For more information: https://www.upfest.co.uk/

About the Artist:

Adam Hernandez is a Columbus, Ohio based mural artist who has proven himself in the realm of public art. He has worked with international organizations, such as Upfest, to create custom murals that are both vibrant and engaging. The Upfest Godmask Mural is a piece that was created as part of Europe's largest international mural festival.  Adam's commissions are not limited to the festival scene, however. As a local artist, he has created numerous public art installations that have transformed the streets of American cities such as Columbus, Ohio, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and Nashville, Tennessee. Adam’s work as a street artist has garnered him a reputation as a talented muralist. Whether Adam is working on a large-scale mural or a small-scale commission, Adam's attention to detail and passion for his craft shines through in every project he undertakes.

In short, Adam Hernandez is a midwest based mural artist who is making waves in the world of public art. His ability to work with international organizations and create stunning murals in the festival setting is a testament to his talent and dedication. Whether you are looking for a custom mural or a public art installation, Adam is the artist to call.

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