Free Event – Friday 30 Aug, 6.30pm at El Burrito, 5 Charlotte Place, London

Lupe Velázquez founder of Occenca, and a cool friend of mine is hosting a free exhibition in memory of his friend Manuel Bautista, a talented artist, who sadly passed away a few years ago.  I received Lupe’s invite this week and felt compelled to send out a blog inviting you to come along to this heartfelt event.

I love everything about Lupe’s work, and I’m always excited to see what he’s going to produce next.  He’s not only a very talented product and furniture designer, he’s also a gifted screen-printer and painter, and you can certainly see strong Mexican influences in his pieces.

Caversham, Reading 003 by Lupe Velazquez

Caversham, Reading 003 by Lupe Velázquez

Press release:

Lupe Velázquez: an exhibition in memory of Manuel Bautista

British-Mexican designer Lupe Velázquez was born in Coacuilco Hidalgo Mexico in 1976. He studied BA Product Design (Furniture Related) at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, graduating in 2005. He has a First Class degree in Product Design Related to Furniture.

His design, as his paintings, is strongly influenced by Pop Art, and he would like to be one of the New Mexican pop designer for the twenty-first century. His up-to-date achievements include his work featured as front cover story on award-winning University magazine Soup, awarded “Best Edition” at the Guardian Student Media Awards 2004 , and various paintings on exhibitions in London, South England and abroad.

His work has been featured in national magazines and newspapers such as the Sunday Times and Guardian, Evening Standard as well as internationally.

The image called Reiss is be done in cinnamon by Lupe Velázquez

  • Date:  Friday 30 August, 6.30pm
  • Venue:  El Burrito, 5 Charlotte Place, London W1T 1SF
  • Entry:  Free, all welcome


For more information:

  • Contact:  Lupe Velázquez
  • Email:
  • Tel:  +44 (0)7445 491 198
Reiss by Lupe Velazquez created using cinemon

Reiss by Lupe Velázquez created using cinnamon

Eppri by Lupe Velazquez

Eppri by Lupe Velázquez

Aldermaston by Lupe Velazquez

Aldermaston by Lupe Velazquez

Caversham, Reading by Lupe Velazquez

Caversham, Reading by Lupe Velázquez

Mexican Skull by Lupe Velazquez

Mexican Skull by Lupe Velázquez