Wesr

Wesr Danny Figueroa was born in 1980 in Chiclayo/Peru and grew up in the capital Lima where he has been active as a graffiti artist since 1996 under the pseudonym »Wesr«. Since September 2008 he lives and works in Berlin.

His oeuvre ranges between muralism, painting and illustration and is marked by abstract figures with mask-like faces that might remind of early 20th century futurism.

His growing up was strongly affected by the cultural clash in which the ethnic traditions of his country were being confronted with the upcoming Americanization which made him learn how to deal with a visual overdose of the combination of different styles. This is also reflected in his art, in which he brings together the aesthetics of traditional and contemporary japanese graphic illustrations with elements of Peruvian indigenous art.

*1980 in Chiclayo (Peru),
lives and works in Berlin (Germany)
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