Born in Mexico, but raised in Colombia, Stinkfish has been honing his skills on the streets of his hometown of Bogota since an early age. He first experimented with stencils in 2003 and has since perfected his own, unique style. His works, bursting with color, always have a stenciled portrait at their center.
These portraits are taken from photos that the artist shoots during his travels around the world. They are faces that catch his eye, but not people he approaches and talks to. Found photographs - either discovered lying on the streets or bought at flea markets – are another source Stinkfish taps into.
He fashions large-scale stencils based on these photographs, which are then amended by impromptu, colorful halos.
Defining his practice as graffiti, he expresses his ideas through murals, studio works, paste-ups, fanzines, and publications.