Shalak Attack" is a visual artist dedicated to painting large-scale street art murals with mixed spray paint techniques, as well as canvas art. For over a decade, she has manifested her artistic expression on walls across the world. Shalak has participated in numerous artistic projects and exhibitions in Canada, Chile, Brazil, UK, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Senegal, Palestine, Jordan, Israel, Belgium, Spain, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, USA, Paraguay, and the Dominican Republic.
She is a co-founder and co-director of the international art collectives “Clandestinos”, the “Bruxas”, and the “Essencia Art Collective”. Shalak graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor's degree in Studio Arts with honours, and studied one year of Fine Arts in the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca, Mexico. She considers her most impacting education to have come directly from her family and the diverse communities she has had the opportunity to collaborate with around the world.
In Shalak's artistic practice, she fuses the spirit of South American muralism with contemporary street art. Shalak's distinctive multi-layered and signature use of colour are emblematic of her unique style that inhabits the realm of psychedelic magical realism. Specializing on her acclaimed series of evocative "Animal Spirits" and vibrant human portraits, she creates visual narratives that strive to honour the sacred power of Nature.
Her murals have contributed culture, life, consciousness, and personality to public and otherwise forgotten spaces. Shalak shares her passion for freedom of expression, and has facilitated visual art workshops to at-risk youth, women, and community empowerment groups, as well as prisoners in various countries across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and in Africa.
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