Back in September, Chilean artist INTI created a brilliant mural for the Back To School! Art + China Art initiative in Jishou, in the Hunan province, China. This project was curated by Seth Globepainter.
About The Mural
The artist said: “Since the first astronomy records 4000 years ago in China, until today with modern mathematics, we are observing the universe attempting to decipher the cosmic “order” that rules us, convinced of the existence of a deterministic universe where certain laws or gods make things happen in a predictable and predetermined way. While the laws of physics work in our daily life, the more we learn about the universe, the more obvious it is that there is little we know about the fundamental pillars of our reality and that there will always be a limit to our knowledge. This leaves us in a universe governed by randomness and entropy, where mathematics is only a limited set of tools to help us understand an unlimited universe.”
About The Artist
Inti Castro is a graffiti artist and muralist born in Valparaíso, Chile. He began painting walls at 13 and has not stopped since. He is known for his characters inspired by the Latin American syncretism of the mixture of the Spanish and indigenous heritage. These characters look very often like puppets, dolls, and usually represent the human figure as well as animals. He is one of the most recognized street artists globally, his large scale murals can be found in several cities in Chile and worldwide and has participated in international festivals dedicated to the culture of street and graffiti in Norway, France, Poland, Hawaii and Lebanon amongst others. INTI was also one of the organizers of the Graffiti festival in Valparaiso that pays tribute to this city characterized as a cultural melting pot. He is also part of a crew named ’Stgo Under’ who he still occasionally paints with.
About The Project
Back to School! Art+China is an art initiative conceived and curated by Seth Globepainter. The main purpose of this wonderful project is to make it pleasant for pupils living in disadvantaged areas of the country to come back to class. This year, the initiative saw the participation of many international artists, from July to September, in the creation of murals on the front of school buildings.
Among the artists who have joined the initiative include: Pascal Vilcollet, Aryz, Rodrigo Branco, Inti, Na Wen, Breze, Dino voodoo, Kislow, Andrew Hem, Mono Gonzalez, Stinkfish, Pum Pum, Tinho and Millo.
This initiative also aims to awaken the interest and attention of the Chinese Government on the extreme conditions and lack of infrastructure in rural China.