Bik Ismo’s Startling ‘Chrome’ Murals

by Andy SmithPosted on

Puerto Rico-born muralist Bik Ismo is known for, among other imagery, crafting chrome figures and objects on walls across the world. Playing with “reflective” surfaces and light, the artist is able to create startling illusions. This sensibility has brought the artist’s hand to recent projects in Taiwan, Belgium, New Zealand, and Dubai.

“Among his achievements are being the artist who organized the first exhibition of graffiti on canvas in Puerto Rico, entitled “Virtuosos of Aerosol (Enlaces Gallery, San Juan, PR, 2002),” a statement by Paint Israel says, “and be the first to organize an exhibition of urban art in Puerto Rico, entitled “Exhibition” (Enlaces Gallery, San Juan, PR, 2003). These exhibitions opened their doors to other urban artists so they could present their work in more formal settings.”

See more of his work below.