Inti Castro is among the most recognized muralists of today. He was born in Valparaíso, Chile, but currently resides in Barcelona. With twenty years of career span, a book (“Inti”, 2014) and the experience of painting in places as diverse as Lebanon, Norway, Bolivia, Poland, Puerto Rico, Colombia, France, Canada, Berlin and Ragusa (Sicily), he admits to being surprised how urban art has been incorporated into culture.
The main source of inspiration for Inti is the world of urban art: He says he’s heavily influenced by graffiti. He is also interested in other forms of art and discovered Latin American muralism and the wall-painting of protest in Chile of the 70s.
The title of his book Color, Carnival, y Resistencia!, that was released last year, perfectly summarizes the state of mind of the Chilean street artist. For ten years, on huge walls, he illuminated the cities of his strange characters inherited from Latin American folklore, which break the gray and advocate tolerance and “love in battle”. Lately, he has abandoned the walls for canvas and sculpture, but his incredible murals still remain a cultural touchstone and continue to be celebrated for their unique and expressive style.