Gualicho grew up in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, and first began painting graffiti in 1998. In 2006 he adopted the artistic pseudonym “Gualicho”, a name stemming from the spanish verb “to bewitch”.
Gualicho creates dense, interconnected landscapes which feature complex combinations of natural and industrial elements. His murals combine organic structures with machinery, creating retro-futuristic scenery in a post-graffiti style.
Gualicho uses a strange language of symbols and ambiguous figures to explore different facets of human nature, and his works are heavily influenced by folk art, religious icons, comic graphics and 60’s psychedelia. His style has also been inspired by his formative influences, and elements of graffiti, skate culture, comics, tattoo art and rock can be seen in his work.
Gualicho’s surreal and provocative works have transformed store fronts, private houses, abandoned buildings and public walls, along with trainers, illustrated books, and even a series of ceramics. He is a creator constantly on the move and is as comfortable working on walls as he is with other materials.