Traditional andean textiles in staircase murals in peru

Since 2007, the artist Xomatok has ventured into urban art, an experience that has led him to intervene in various public and private spaces, receiving recognition within the peruvian and global urban art scenes.

His work proposes to alter spaces through design, with an emphasis on the manifestations of colors and the relationships of humans and the environment.

With his latest project for the municipality of Lima, the artist recovers public spaces by depositing colors that give life to everyday spaces.

Studies have found that visible signs of crime, anti-social behavior, and civil disorder create an urban environment that encourages further crime and disorder. dubbed the broken windows theory, the study therefore implies that well-maintained areas help to reduce vandalism. to help low-income areas in the peruvian capital, visual artist and art director xomatok has left his mark through vivid and fresh colors, printing unique images on walls, stairways and abandoned buildings.

Xomatok says that his public art intervention invites viewers to take off the blindfold and overcome the blindness that many have, particularly decision-makers, when it comes to the fact that humans need art and beauty. for his project, he has referenced the fabrics on the typical blankets, called llicllas, used by people who live in the andes.

project info:

name: pinta lima bicentenario

artist: xomatok | @xomatok

work: alisos de amauta

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