PERU143 is an internationally recognized Peruvian-Canadian muralist and graphic artist whose practice is informed by digital and traditional art forms and his 25 years of painting graffiti. Peru’s work aims to heal, inspire and uplift people’s spirits by transforming neglected and often oppressive spaces into safe, playful, and imaginative worlds.
A proponent of the ‘Graffuturism’ movement and avid traveler, Peru’s art troubles physical and temporal boundaries to uncover novel ways of experiencing otherwise unremarkable spaces. His style is marked by a puzzle-like use of simple geometric shapes, clean lines scaled up to fit any space, and use of primary colours evocative of the simplicity of childhood. Reworking simple and bright graphic elements into complex patterns and meditative murals, Peru’s art evokes a feeling of uplifting wonder.
Ultimately, his purpose is to encourage social change in the form of consciousness-shifting works of art – to create works that communicate the need to rise above our differences by understanding the interconnectedness of all living things.
He continues exploring these themes between Toronto & Montreal where he lives with his beautiful wife and twin children.