This mural depicts a gorilla, surrounded by dense tropical vegetation. In the background there is a swamp inhabited by birds. The mural’s contrasting colours imbue the scene with vibrant energy. The detailed rendering of the flora and fauna illustrates the skill and close collaborative style of the artists, Shalak and Smokey.
- Title: Selva (Jungle)
- Address: 1608 Dundas St W
- Artists: Clandestinos Crew
Clandestinos is the Toronto-based husband-and-wife-team Shalak Attack (Elisa Monreal) and Bruno Smoky (Bruno Revitte).
Smoky got his start as a graffiti artist in 2004, painting walls in the Brasilândia district of São Paulo. Shalak is a Canadian-Chilean visual artist who graduated from Concordia University with a BFA in studio arts, and also studied fine art at the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juarez of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Both have worked with various youth groups and NGOs to engage at-risk youth in the arts. Clandestinos has taken part in mural festivals in Sweden, Chile, Germany, Manitoba and ArtBasel in Miami.
This artwork is proudly hosted by The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St West.
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