BY KATRINA ALEXY
HIGHLAND PARK – Two street artists who go by the names of Xtreme and Kastle recently created a colorful new mural near Marmion Way and Avenue 53. It turns out that the two artists have painted murals on this same wall parallel to the Gold Line tracks several times before but the street art has been vandalized to the point where the pair of artists start over fresh every so often.
“Beyond the desire of self expression through art, helping beautify a community is also something I take pride in,” Xtreme said.”We normally target walls that are routinely vandalized by tagging and gang graffiti.”
Xtreme recently completed a mural in Boyle Heights and hopes to finish this one within a few weeks. Kastle, AKA Jessie Castillo, is an abstract artist and currently is exhibiting his smaller pieces at Eklecto-Mania Gallery on York in Highland Park.