Martín Ron Presents a New Gigantic Mural in Bernal, Buenos Aires

After finishing a childhood-themed double mural this past month, the muralist Martín Ron made news again thanks to his new piece located in Buenos Aires. The Argentine artist recently inaugurated a truly impressive and beautiful mural in a building on San Martin Avenue of the Bernal province.

His most recent work shows a young woman using a metallic colored balloon as a kind of mirror in which she can see her face. According to the artist when sharing his piece on social media, magic, illusion, reflections, and gaze are some keywords that he had in mind when creating this work, but it is still open to individual interpretations, as can be said of the majority of his works.

Martín Ron is known as one of the ten best muralists in the world, starting at a young age, he participated in numerous interventions in subway stations in neighborhoods around Buenos Aires. With international recognition, he has painted murals in cities such as London, Tallinn, Penang, Bristol, Miami, Tenerife, Bremen, and Glauchau, bringing color and life to the streets. His large-scale works are characterized by the hyper-realistic style, with the use of strong colors, textures, and elements of everyday life. He generally uses a 3D painting technique, giving his work more realism. He is also an avid canvas painter on a smaller scale, but with many of the elements that characterize his style still present.

Alfredo Segatori

Alfredo Segatori, also known as “El Pelado” (“bald man” in English) is an Argentinian urban muralist who has been creating street art since 1989 using his signature freehand spray technique. Considered a pioneers and one of the most recognized Argentinian exponents of street art and urban muralism; he was one of the first artists to paint the walls of the city of Buenos Aires. He also carries out sculptural interventions with scrap metal and other recycled elements, and tours different places with his Bondi Gallery (a traveling gallery mounted on a Mercedes-Benz 911).

Born and raised in the Floresta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, his path began in the late 80s when the trade was more commonly associated with vandalism than with art. Around that time he was working for a company creating scenography through which he traveled to Brazil where he made friends with some graffiti artists. Later, he would get caught up in the graffiti movement which would eventually lead him to his great passion in life, street art.

Self-taught and versatile, he tends to work from abstraction at the beginning of a project, improvising with color and shape as a work progresses. He also finds inspiration in everyday characters and has shown a preference for making huge murals that completely cover buildings. Also, being one of the first urban artists in his country, he had to forge his own path with some inspiration from foreign painters who cam e before him such as Antonio Berni, Ricardo Carpani, Carlos Regazzoni, Orozco, Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo. He has stated that he admires their variety in use of styles and themes, and that they knew how to innovate.

Alfredo Segatori also teaches Urban Aerosol courses. Additionally, he is a producer and organizer of cultural events. He carries out the Artistic Direction and Curation of Combined Arts Shows in places of great recognition, for example, the Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo; German Embassy in Buenos Aires; Embassy of Brazil in Buenos Aires, among other important exhibition centers where many artists from different disciplines and countries participate.

You can check out Alfredo Segatori’s most recent projects and artworks on his Instagram account here:


Puriskiri is a graffiti artist and muralist from the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, whose pseudonym means “globetrotter” in the Quechua language. His works contain the transience and immediacy that is so characteristic of modern urban street art. Scattered throughout the city, whether on facades of houses, entrances to shops, or walls of an avenida, transient and magical, the duration of any given piece tends to be governed by social dynamics.

Identifying with urban art from the young age of 14, the walls of Cochabamba have been his canvas since 2009 when he started using aerosol as his main tool. Entirely self-taught, his style has evolved significantly over the years.

According to this artist, the most difficult thing when designing a mural is creating something that has wide appeal. Because his pieces are in public spaces, he believes it is important to portray something that takes into consideration the personal interpretation each observer might have at any given moment. Considered one of the most renowned among Cochalos artists, he also likes to create pieces that convey a certain social commentary or reflect the cultures of his people. His paintings often include elements found within the latent folklore of the regional panorama, including Bolivian fauna, portrayals of everyday people, and traditional dances. At the same time, when it comes to characterizing his work, he points out that conveying a feeling of “happiness” is one of the most prevalent themes across all of his paintings. Often inspired by spontaneous actions and unpredictable encounters, he always carries a camera with him to document new ideas for future murals.

You can follow Puriskiri on his Instagram account at where he posts his freshest ideas.

New 20-meters-high Nelson Mandela Mural Stands Out in the Capital of Uruguay

The face of the great South African champion against Apartheid, Nelson Mandela, stands out today in a large mural that the Uruguayan artist José Gallino painted in a central corner of Montevideo to pay tribute to that world personality.

After a recent trip to Europe, it didn't take Gallino long to get back to work in his home country on his largest composition to date. Standing 20 meters in height, he was able to complete it in 5 days with minimal rest and using photographs as a guide to generate textures, tones, and volume in his aerosol work towards his usual proximity to reality.

A self-taught artist from the region of Salto, Gallino began his career in the world of graffiti in 2013, and became fascinated by the activity and opportunities offered by street art. Since then, he has been exponentially developing his technique, achieving a large-scale portrait style that positions him as one of the best graffiti artists in the country and in the world.

A number of Gallino's creations can be found in the city of Montevideo, for which he has gained a great deal of praise and recognition. Many of his works are a reflection of the national culture and everyday people, not only detailing historical events but also acting as a record of the present. Recently however, Gallino chose to incorporate figures of international relevance who have left important marks on the international stage, with Nelson Mandela being chosen on this occasion. Additionally, another mural by Gallino is on the way just next to Mandela’s, this one, for Malala Yousafzai.