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 https://www.instagram.com/puriskiri/ where he posts his freshest ideas.