"Trained in both, traditional and digital art, and taking from his 20 years painting graffiti, Peru found his calling as a muralist and graphic artist. While still distancing himself from labels and limitations, he continues to explore his imagination through different mediums. Some of Peru’s clients include Facebook, Nike, Converse, Red Bull, Bell, Cirque du Soleil, Maple Leaf Sports and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Finding inspiration through his travels, his recent work explores the theme of home, what it means to him personally, and our grander existential need as humans to find a place to belong. Growing up travelling throughout Peru’s exotic extremes to his father’s dirt-bike races allowed him to let his imagination run wild. For Peru, imagination is not merely a place for fantasy but an expression of our inward connection to one another and to our environment. In representing the fruits of his own imagination, then, Peru’s art seeks to remind us of the instinctual and light-hearted joy we all experience when encountering the world around us."
The artist Bruno , also known as "Smoky", dedicated his life to visual art. Since childhood, drawing and creativity was always part of his daily routine. In 2004, he began painting on walls with spraypaint in Brasilandia where he grew up, a precarious neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Smoky has gained international and professional recognition through his artistic journeys though out Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Argentina,Paraguay,Sweden,USA, England and Canada. He is always in search of artistic exchanges, learning and teaching art is part of his life style. He has worked in various organizations and NGOs teaching the history of graffiti and its role in society to at risk youth. He is the coordinator for the Essencia Arts Collective, and a founding member of the Clandestinos Crew. Recently, Smoky has moved to Toronto, Canada together with his wife and artistic collaborator, Shalak, and continues his art practice.
EGR aka Erica Balon is a contemporary visual artist based in Toronto, Canada. She began her career in '98 as an illustrator quite regularly for The Globe & Mail newspaper for the Facts & Arguments page, which meant frequent train trips into the city for work as well as for concerts and events, inspired by art and music. EGR's art, from illustrations to large scale murals, have appeared in print, music videos and album covers, and everything in between, including appearing on MuchMusic painting a one hour, live-to-air portrait of Ja Rule, which he really liked. Since painting live at Luminato, Montreal's international Under Pressure festival and even Van's Warped Tour events, the demand has grown for live action painting performance and large-scale aerosol spray-painted murals, custom art and illustrations.
Cara To AKA “Caratoes” is an illustrator and street artist born in Belgium and based in Hong Kong. Her artwork combines mind-blowing neons with swirling, sensitive linework that have a mesmerizing gestural quality. Cara has worked in many different areas, including animation and game design, and her artwork spans many mediums and genres while retaining a strong recognizable character. Some of her recent projects include hand-made 3D hologram illustrations, paintings that are accented with geometric string-work and GIFs that are nothing if not visual candy.
She draws obsessively, adores adornment, makes art accessible, and collaborates often. Kirsten's detailed artworks showcase layered histories, using ornamentation and patterning to reveal alternate narratives that celebrate diversity in all its forms. She believe that artistic expression is a basic human need. Since 2008 she has been running the affordable art subscription Papirmass, and has mailed over 100,000 prints to art lovers around the world.