After years painting graffiti, in 2006 the artist Pablo Harymbat adopted the pseudonym “Gualicho”, a name stemming from the spanish verb “to bewitch”, and began elaborating bizarre retro-futurist landscapes.
Fusing organic and industrial forms, Gualicho creates complex interconnected scenes and cities inhabited by ambiguous characters. Drawing on imagery from 1960’s psychedelia, mysticism, folklore, and religious icons, he contemplates the dark inner workings of human nature. His style has also been inspired by his formative influences, from graffiti, skate culture and comics to tattoo art and rock.
Gualicho works primarily with latex and acrylic, and has also created hand painted ceramic pieces, illustrated books and screen prints.