Italian street artist RUN began painting murals on abandoned walls in Bologna and Florence in the 1990s and was one of the essential figures of the Italian underground scene, as well as the European street art movement. His unique and highly recognizable style is constructed of interlocking hands and faces in bright, arresting colors. A prominent local artist, he has also painted murals all over the world, from China to Senegal. These travels have inspired a lot of his work, which is focused on anthropology and the human form. He has been exploring these themes both on the streets and in his studio since his move to London in 2007.