ECUADOR: Streetart Cuenca – Collection & Map – Urban Artworks of the Azuay Province

Cuenca was founded on April 12, 1557 as ‘Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca’ by the Governor and Captain General of Quito Gil Ramírez Dávalos. With around half a million inhabitants, it is the third largest city in Ecuador and the capital of the province of Azuay. It is located south of Quito in an Andean highland basin at an altitude around 2600 meters with the Río Tomebamba flowing through the city. Of course there are numerous great works of art in the urban space, many with influences from the art, tradition and culture of the indigenous cultures mixed with elements of today’s modernity.

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USA: Mural Artist and Ecuadorian Graphics – LITUMAISM

Edgar Lituma Soto has traveled to all corners of the world. Tracing a path through colorful alleyways in South America to the swarming, vibrant markets of southeast Asia, his art is an intricate blend of multicultural influences and the visions of the hazy dreamworld between sleep and consciousness. The uniquely artistic member of his native Ecuadorian Sucua family is now a graphic designer and animator by trade, though his downtime is full of creative endeavors—the products of a passion for self-expression. His work has appeared in local galleries, pop-up shows and in mural form. Despite a severe case of chronic wanderlust, Soto calls Atlanta home at the moment.

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