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Meet Tupac Martir – A world renowned Mexican visual artist

#MexiWeek – Meet Tupac Martir, a Mexican creative director and multimedia artist founder of Satore Studio.

He was once described by Vogue as “the visual artist and director behind some of the most important events in the world”, his work spans the fields of technology, lighting, projection and video, sound design, music, and composition, as well as choreography and costumes.

He has provided production design, visuals and lighting direction for the likes of Elton John, Beyoncé, Danny Boyle, the Coachella Music Arts Festival and Serpentine Gallery. Tupac is renowned within the fashion industry and has worked on ground-breaking shows for Alexander McQueen, Moschino, Alexander Wang, and Thomas Tait, among others.

MexiBrit -You’ve been in London for quite a few years now (how many?) Does it feel like home these days? Does it keep surprising you? and in what way.

I have now been here for over twelve years, it is home. 
It always surprises you, that’s the beauty of the city, so much to learn and discover on a daily basis. The conversations you can have with some amazing people is always a highlight of my life here. 

MexiBrit – What has turned into a challenge for your job/projects with the current situation? Have you taken a turn to work in other fields? 

We are a multidisciplinary studio, which means we are working on various fronts at any given time. Like everyone else, we had a lot of work cancelled or postponed, but we have been keeping busy with a lot of the r&d that we had already in the horizon. So we are hoping for things to pick up soon, but in the meantime we are cleaning workflows and pipelines. 

MexiBrit – This week we celebrate Mexican Independence Day, what does it mean to you to be Mexican in 2020?

I am proud of my heritage, I am an indigenous man, my dad is Hiuichol. So I am very proud of being Mexican, I think that there is a toughness and a creativity that is ours, that no-one else in the world has, our tenacity is amazing. 

MexiBrit – What makes you homesick the most?

My friends and my mom 

MexiBrit – Where are the best tacos in London/UK?

La Chingada in Surrey Quays

MexiBrit – What neighbourhood do you live in, and what is the best thing about it?

I live in Surrey Quays, it is a very quite area, surrounded by water, it is a very peaceful place to live. 

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