"SensibilizaARTE" Gathers 115 Urban Artists for Environmentally Themed Urban Art Contest

In order to draw public attention and to help the public reassess their relation to water resources, 115 artists from different parts of Perú applied to the SensibilizARTE urban art contest under the theme “We are water, we are art,” directed by the Aquafondo Organization.

The event lasted 4 weeks; and, in the first stage, young people from Lima and surrounding areas presented  sketches of their work with the message of preservation of  resources. From these applicants, 15 finalists were in charged with painting the facade of the Manuel Bonilla sports complex during the final weekend. In a ceremony and after a difficult deliberation, the jury selected 3 winners, which received prizes in cash, trophies, and home appliances.

The activity served as a means to highlight the value of our vital natural resources and to bring to the fore issues affecting both public and private institutions through the medium of street art. The final results proved to many how gratifying it can be to utilize both art and knowledge to help protect the resources of our the planet.



























"Lima Mural Project" Adds Four New Gigantic Paintings in the Streets of Lima

This year’s third edition of the Peruvian urban art festival organized by the “Lima Mural Project” collective is jam-packed with color and supported by the Municipality of Miraflores where four new large-format murals have been added to the city of Lima.

The smallest piece is a geometric abstract work that runs nine meters and three meters high. It is a sequence of lines performed by Nyeth, an artist who has been painting in the city for 24 years, working to improve its vulnerable areas and adapting his brush to urban typography.

In contrast to this, towering a respectable seventeen meters high and nine meters wide, Conrad Florez opts for a graffiti technique when stamping his (mainly psychedelic) vision on the walls of the city. Through the use of strong colors that transmit life and futuristic vibes, he has infused his canvas with a number of fantastical characters.

Next up, an even larger work over twenty-five meters high and along a fifteen-meter wide base, Dear Lozada has created a reinterpretation of the plant kingdom in abstract. The rectilinear images contained within the piece suggest a dialogue with the organic world, creating a balance that does not overstep the bounds of other, but rather complements surrounding elements in favor of harmony.

Finally, with overflowing forty-five meters of height and thirty meters wide, Edwin Higuchi Fernández (a.k.a Pésimo) decided to render an image of an indigenous mystic who treasures a heart in her hands with eyes closed. A possible representation that “seeing with the heart” is a way of recognizing the feelings and what is not seen with the naked eye.

With the addition of these works, the Lima Mural Project once again succeeded in populating the city with brand new creations that add to an imaginary landscape; where the literal and concrete become juxtaposed and harmonized with the ethereal and fantastic.