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Who is Quetzal Fuerte? The official artist for the 2022 Latin Grammys

The 23rd annual Latin Grammys will be marked by a distinctive artist who has produced an iconic mural in the heart of a Mexican city.

Quetzal Fuerte outside the Latin Grammys

The 2022 Latin Grammys take place tonight in Las Vegas, honouring the finest achievement in the world of Latin music from the past 12 months.

But while most of the key awards are handed out at the glitzy ceremony, one artist received a major commendation last month.

In October it was announced that Mexican muralist Quetzal Fuerte had been named as the official artist of the 2022 Latin Grammys.

His work brings together a distinctive, vibrant style and the energy of Latin music, employing bold colours and signature block shapes. Fuerte was commissioned to create a piece of art to celebrate this year’s awards and created a gran mural, which is currently on display in Morealia, Mexico.

A sister piece, to be displayed in the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, has also been unveiled. In addition to that, for the first time, the Latin Recording Academy is releasing its first-ever NFT drop with a range of products features Fuerte’s inimitable style.

Quetzal Fuerte honoured by Grammys recognition

The Mexican muralist honed his unique style during years of practice and prides himself on creating beauty in the midst of harsh cityscapes. He describes himself as an “urban acupuncturist”, able to create areas of healing amongst the pressure of urban life.

“I am grateful to The Latin Recording Academy for inviting me to join them in crossing a new frontier together through the creation of this mural in Morelia,” Fuerte said.

“Art is nourishment for the soul, whether it’s visual or through sound, and through this piece we have the opportunity to impact and transform the lives of those who see it here locally or in its digital form, planting seeds of thought and emotion that will hopefully inspire future creators.”

Speaking on behalf on the Latin Recording Academy, Manuel Abud said that Fuerte’s involvement in this year’s awards would help to “bridge music and visual art to make both accessible to fans around the world.”


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