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Street Murals by Peru143 seen at 700 Caledonia Rd, Toronto - BLUEPRINT, 2019
Street Murals by Peru143 seen at 700 Caledonia Rd, Toronto - BLUEPRINT, 2019
Image credit: 2019 - Produced by Skinnystrong with StreetARToronto & Crestpoint Investments in collaboration with Alex Bacon & Fats Patrol


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Based on the concept of Canada as a cultural mosaic, and Toronto’s diversity as our strength, Blueprint offers a parallel between the process of designing a tile and the feat of creating a multicultural society. You begin by drafting the guidelines for a foundation, giving a tentative structure to your work. In the mosaic, each leaf’s position is determined by this first foundation. Each leaf in the mosaic is unique and contributes to a larger, more beautiful system which is greater than the sum of its parts. No one component dominates in the mosaic including the ecosystem in which they live in.
Art should be for everyone. With Blueprint I wanted to create something uplifting that would beautify an artistically neglected area of town, but also improve the daily lives of residents, delivery people and visitors. Blueprint aims to inspire and visually enrich the community of Caledonia-Fairbank. I also hope that it can help to soothe spirits worn down by the daily grind of modern life.

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Meet the Creator

International Muralist

Peru is a muralist and graphic artist whose practice is informed by digital and traditional art forms and his 20+ years of painting graffiti. A proponent of the ‘Graffuturism’ movement and avid traveler who has called many cities “home,” Peru’s art troubles physical and temporal boundaries to uncover novel ways of experiencing otherwise unremarkable spaces.
His style is marked by a puzzle-like use of simple geometric shapes, clean lines scaled up to fit any space, and use of primary colours evocative of the simplicity of childhood. Reworking simple and bright graphic elements into complex patterns and meditative murals, Peru’s art evokes a feeling of uplifting wonder.

Ultimately, his purpose is to encourage social change in the form of consciousness-shifting works of art – to create works that communicate the necessity of evolving and rising above our differences by understanding the interconnection between all living things. He continues exploring these themes in his current home of Toronto where he lives with his beautiful wife and kids.

Some of Peru’s corporate clients include Facebook, Nike, Adidas, American Express, Cirque du Soleil and the Marriott Hotels.

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