I have been spending some time pondering the different roles and different status the artist occupies in the States and in Oaxaca. And frankly, I think the Mexican artist is more revered. And S/he has a stronger sense of identity and purpose. Plus they tend to be more articulate and prolific. It's fascinating. And should you like to delve further and get a little wonky here's an interesting article about contemporary Latin American Art.
The photo is picture of a painting in the backroom of Santa Ana Zegache awaiting restoration