Turtle Power in El Paso: The TMNT Mural Everyone’s Raving About
Living in El Paso, one thing is for certain: the art scene in town is phenomenal. Whether it's seeing beautiful balloons mural around town, the beautiful art seen around Downtown, or maybe you've spotted some beautifully painted rocks around town. Regardless, there's many talented artists here. One artist's work has been getting shown a lot of love online; the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mural in El Paso.
Where is the TMNT Mural in El Paso?
If you travel to The Segundo Barrio, it's Hispanic neighborhood around Downtown (that's also one of the oldest neighborhoods in El Paso), you'll find this beautiful mural of Shredder facing off against Raphael.
It was actually the joint effort between Ruben his brother Vivo who lives in New Braunfels & a few other local artists (who go under the names War, Alejo, Seas, Relm & Days). All of them came together to create this giant mural for El Paso to enjoy. It recently got the attention of the Real Graffiti Worldwide Clan Facebook group, with the post alone getting over 7k likes & 915 shares (nice).
Who made the El Paso TMNT mural?
Well it wasn't long before someone pointed it out; the mural was done by a local artist named Ruben Mariscal. His work has been shown all over town & in various places; if you've traveled to the Drunkn Coyote on N Piedras, you've seen his work.
Another popular piece is his Thor vs Hulk; I can just hear Immigrant Song playing in the background.
He's even gotten Kevin Hart, yes THAT Kevin hart, to retweet his work on Twitter (or X as we have to call it). He really liked Ruben's art of The Liberty Bell & love to their local sports teams.
Talking to Ruben it was clear that not only does he love his home but he loves sharing his gift of art to everyone:
I have been a resident of El Paso for 38 years now. Born and raised in the East side, Lower Valley, and North East. I'm inspired by the culture and diversity of our beautiful Sun City. El Paso holds a lot of talent and it has been an honor to be recognized throughout the city. Hard work and dedication are a few of the things that have built my skill throughout the years. It has been said that "sky is the limit" but I like to think that there ARE no limits to creating any form of art. Anything is possible with enough determination.
We know that Ruben has love for El Paso & absolutely shows in his work.