Colectivo Licuado is a duo of Uruguayan artists, Florencia and Camilo. 8 years ago they began to paint murals in the streets of Montevideo, Uruguay, and later they began to explore new horizons in other countries of the world. They have made several trips to South America, Europe and Asia painting several murals in each place. They research the environment where the painting is going to be carried out, drawing on the place, the culture, the aesthetics and the customs of each location. Today they focus on mural painting, travelling, and exploring new smaller formats like canvases which continue to explore the same themes used in the murals.
It inspires them to know new cultures and customs of other countries, to be in contact with different environments and people with other types of traditions, and this makes them grow as people and artists. In terms of painting, they are influenced by classical art, from which they take references in terms of composition, lighting, poses and clothing. They observe the use of symbolism in art, and are inspired by mythologies and stories to which they bring a new contemporary vision.
They work thematically, on cultural diversity, women, stories that belong to the place of intervention, and in this way a sense of belonging is created and the local population identifies with the work. The focus of the work is on people, driven by the life of characters portrayed in ways that they themselves feel identified. It is a way of sensitizing our species.
When traveling and getting to know new cultures, traditions, stories from all over the world, experiences and lives, historical and cultural knowledge is generated. The idea is to transmit part of those experiences and share them through the image. Their works are easy to understand, appeal acrosss audiences, and that makes them special.
The theme proposal for their mural project revolved around the figure of women in traditional Asturian culture and folklore.
They met the group of pandereteras “Nun tamos Toes” who play traditional Asturian songs but with updated lyrics with an activist and feminist slant.
The whole composition refers to the figure of the woman: the nocturnal colors, the tambourines symbolizing the moon …