Argentine street artist Patxi Mazzoni Alonso from the city of Buenos Aires started out as a graffiti writer but now works as a tattoo artist. In between finding time to paint in the street, Patxi specialises in painting portraits of people and animals drawing attention to some of the prejudices and sectors in society that are misunderstood or ignored e.g. maltreatment and abuse suffered by women, punks, endangered animals and birds.
‘Cubism’ and ‘suprematism’ – an artistic movement that focused on the use of geometric forms – have also had a strong influence of Patxi’s style. Straight lines and acute angles painted with aerosol or using masking tape are often combined with his portraits to give his works a dynamic and modern feel.