Inti [ Valaparaiso, Chile ]all artists
Born in Valparaiso, Chile…
Inti’s name is a combination of the Incan sun god and the Quechua word for “the Sun.” Inti began experimenting in street art when he was 13 years old. The style is iconic for the way it weaves in traditions, folklore, and culture of his country. His work often features his signature characters; folkloric in nature they have almost human forms with distorted faces.
The title of the piece INTI created for Wynwood Walls’ 2015 program Walls of Change is “Codo a Codo” or elbow to elbow. This mural is a departure from his typical style as the subjects are more closely realistic to human form in their depictions. Inti has said that he was inspired by Lewis Hines’ photography of child laborers in the 1900s.