“Graffiti Shaman” and border artist Werc creating murals with nature in his heart and mind

Street artist Werc, otherwise known as the Grafitti Shaman, fuses magical artefacts, nature, shapeshifters, and vibrant and often psychedelic colours in his stunning murals.

The Mexican-born, US-raised artist says: “I’ve always been inspired by nature, the foundation for what is beautiful and perfect. The things I paint come from my intuition, and they deal with psychology and the mind, and the emotional state of the urban environment.”

Walls across cities in the US have been blessed by Jari “Werc” Alvarez’s creations. The Brooklyn-based artist is also known for his “border art”. His connection to both Mexico and the US is hugely professed in the El Paso Port-All mural, an acrylic mosaic portraying life on both sides of the border. The colossal mural, measuring 90 x 10 feet, stands at the entry of Stanton Street Bridge.

Image: © Werc


Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

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