Angel Carrillo is one of Toronto’s well recognised urban street artists. His portfolio ranges from small, intricate tattoos to multi-story wall murals. Angel has the unique ability to turn any object into a canvas using many types of media. He is active in the community, working as an art coordinator and educator, both helping out and growing as an artist.
Angel has created art for Holt Renfrew, Athlete’s World, Bell, Telus, Campbell’s, Rogers, MTV, City of Toronto, the O.P.P., OCAD, and University of Toronto. He has been featured in Pound Mazagine, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun, Toronto Star, Inside Toronto, Champ Magazine and on CityTV, CTV, and Global News.He has taught art workshops for events like Nuit Blanche, Manifesto and Style in Progress. Currently he coordinates art projects with Laser Eagles Art Guild, an organization that works with artists who have mobility and or speech limitations. Angel will always make time for sharing his love of art with others through helping to run community service and outreach programs for the City of Toronto, Mural Routes, Schools without Borders, Toronto Youth Cabinet and YMCA.
My work is about pushing the boundaries of creativity, I dislike repetition; It bores me very quickly. I am captured and inspired by the treasures that is all around me in the nature of life. From animals, to the plants, and everything around it. I don't like static so I can spin my ideas in all directions always making my work fun and colorful or go in a more sharp and darker version. All this depends on my inner emotions at that point in time. I love capturing the youth with my work and giving them back something new and unique but still influenced by street culture known as hip hop.
Illustration, Painting, Aerosol
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