Guache, in Bogota

Mural by Guache, Bogota, 10 June 2015

BOGOTA — I was first introduced to Colombian street artist Guache while strolling about central Lima just over two years ago and was immediately hooked. His use and choice of color, the design, the dignity portrayed in his subjects — it’s a blend you don’t often see. Its power forces you to take pause and breathe it in. You feel the connection he projects to the past. It’s strong, undeniable.

So needless to say –but I’ll say it anyway– I was thrilled to see several more of his works here in his hometown this morning during a two-and-a-half hour Bogota Graffiti Tour, an outing anyone with even just a passing interest in street art should take when visiting the Colombian capital.

Much more to come from the tour, and Bogota’s, street art scene, one of the richest in the world, over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, check out more of his work on his website

And for the record, today’s Pic du Jour, the 513th (!) straight, was snapped on 10 June 2015 in Bogota’s Candelaria neighborhood.


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