Whimsically Beautiful Animal Hybrids Street Art by Alexis Diaz
Puerto Rican street artist Alexis Diaz composes stunning murals using a traditional and engraving technique to recreate whimsical and majestic animal hybrids. While maintaining an urban edge, Diaz’s pieces also posses an elegance and fine art style. Instead of implementing the use of high contrast and vibrant colors often seen in graffiti, Diaz’s use of softer, smokey pastels evoke a dream-like and sophisticated element. Meticulously constructed, his work also reveals a magical and eccentric quality, which is simultaneously macabre. The chimerical animals resemble the beauty, imagination and creatures found in the best children’s and fantasy novels in literature.