Alexis Diaz and INTI Collaborate on New Mural in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Puerto Rican street artist Alexis Diaz (covered here) recently teamed up with Chilean artist INTI to create a new mural for O.Bra Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Their mural, which took over 1 week to complete, blends the two artist’s distinct imagery: Diaz’s detailed and crosshatched line work with colorful under layers, and INTI’s subjects inspired by life, death and religion, particularly Christianity. It features a surreal split-image of a skeletal robed woman, crowned with flowers and holding up a mechanical-like heart. She is a familiar figure in INTI’s other works, who uses a warm color palette to paint characters representing his Latin culture. Diaz and INTI’s mural was painted just in time for the Brazilian public holiday of Day of the Dead, which was celebrated on November 2nd. Similar to other Day of the Dead celebrations, people go to cemeteries and churches with flowers and candles, and offer prayers. The celebration is intended as a positive honoring of the dead, echoed in the spirit of Diaz and INTI’s piece. At his Facebook, Diaz wrote: ” [I] have the pleasure to enjoy every second of the process along with a great friend, and see the end result of something that was born as natural and fluid, it fills the heart! Very fortunate to have the opportunity to express what I think and feel through art and be able to get it into a wall and more in a big city like Sao Paulo!”

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