Houston Muralist Makes the City His Canvas: 'It's Almost Like a Sport'

"For me, there is no rule, there is no code. It's almost like a sport," Daniel Anguilu says of his art

Episode 9 of AMERICAN DOERS, a new 12-part video series featuring original thinkers, innovators, craftspeople, risk-takers and artisans across the United States.

Daniel Anguilu is not your average artist. For one, the city is his canvas.

But even Anguilu’s most intricate work is not permanent. And he doesn’t mind when people paint over his work.

“For me there is no rule, there is no code. It’s almost like a sport,” Anguilu says of his murals.

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Indeed, Anguilu, who moved from Mexico to Houston with his family when he was 14 years old, has made his mark all over the city — and the world.


“Graffiti has allowed me to paint in a lot of different places — in Paris and Istanbul and Mexico City. You just show up and somehow you’ll paint something, that’s the culture that I like to support,” he says.

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