Curiot

Mexican street artist Curiot created paintings are strongly influenced by Aztec symbols and the vibrant energy of Mexican folklore. Curiot’s colourful paintings, featuring mythical half-animal half-human figures and scenes, which elude to Mexican traditions his works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’. […]

Biography / Curiot

Mexican street artist Curiot created paintings are strongly influenced by Aztec symbols and the vibrant energy of Mexican folklore. Curiot’s colourful paintings, featuring mythical half-animal half-human figures and scenes, which elude to Mexican traditions his works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.

Curiot, whose real name is Favio Martinez, was born in Mexican Sahuayo, Michoacán. He went to school in California, but moved back to Mexico later driven by the urge to explore mythical Mexican symbols and legends. He started painting as an adolescent, worked self-taught for a long time but then decided for formal education. He graduated in 2008 as a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Universidad Michoacán. Curiot names his culture the biggest influence on his work, in which he creates mythical beasts blending human and animal forms, combined with Mexican tribal art and geometric designs.