From Colombia to Ecuador, these artists have positioned themselves within the Latin American urban scene. Discover them here
The intervention of art in a public space has the magical power to transform a gray place into something beautiful and full of life, where the color and those incredible characters, some invented and others that are part of a country's culture, are the real protagonists.
Read in english: 5 artistas urbanas que deberías seguir en Instagram
In recent years, art has taken Latin American cities. Therefore, here we present some Latin artists who have made streets a blank canvas "always ready to be painted, transformed and even questioned", as LA Network explains.
1. Ledania, @ledania
Diana Ordoñez, also known as Ledania, is an illustrator and muralist whose work we can find exhibited on the walls of the capital city of the coffee country and around the world. The style of Ledania is vibrant and ornate, and according to Happy Eureka, "she explores the areas of expressionism, cubism, and surrealism to capture her art".
Like many other artists, the Colombian uses Instagram to show her work. Through a large palette of colors and geometric figures, Ledania paints on the walls from female figures to animals and even demons.
2. Lady Pink, @ladypinknyc
Lady Pink was born in Ecuador, but she grew up in New York. Her name is Sandra Fabara and she is considered the pioneer of female graffiti. Lady Pink started leaving her signature on the subway cars of the city when she was just a teenager. However, today she is a recognized graffiti artist and muralist, whose work has been exhibited in large spaces for the dissemination of art, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum.
According to Widewalls, "everything she does, from paintings to murals, is firmly rooted in reality, her pieces are not made only for the sake of revolt, but are also empowering and informative."
3. Pum Pum, @holapumpum
Pum pum is an Argentine urban artist whose face and name remain anonymous. According to Graffitimundo, she uses "latex paint and brushes in murals inspired by the figurative" as material for her work. In her Instagram, she has also published photos of some of her murals, which show the use of much colder colors, but none the less vibrant.
In addition, her work explores a universe full of child magic. The same medium explains that, "her iconic two-dimensional characters are the result of an eclectic influence that ranges from Hello Kitty to Black Flag".
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4. Anis, @ anis88_cl
Jocelyn Aracena, also known as Anis, is a Chilean illustrator and muralist whose style is characterized by being "full of meaning, symmetry and neon tones, in which the nature and figure of women occupy an essential place", according to Endemic. Precisely, in her Instagram you can see the presence of the female image in each of her works.
In an interview with the same media, she points out that these women "can be anyone, can be an indigenous woman, or someone who comes from another continent, can be a black woman, a white woman, a Japanese woman, or a Polynesian woman".
5. Lourdes Villagómez, @lourdes_villagomez
Like many other Latin urban artists, Lourdes Villagómez draws inspiration from popular culture and the indigenous iconography of her country to paint her murals in acrylic. According to Gunter Gallery, "the universe of Villagómez is united to the aesthetic values of her country, to the culture and to the Mexican tradition, that bet by the color and the symbols between which it grew, from the catrinas of the Day of the Dead to the overwhelming nature and Aztec folklore". In the Instagram of this visual artist, you can also see a geometric style and loaded with color.
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