For Spring/Summer 2014, Louis Vuitton continues its world tour of the vibrant street art scene by inviting three new artists from three different continents to collaborate on its collections of textile. The artists of this third season are André, famed for his jaunty ‘Mr. A’ character who inhabits the walls of Paris, American Kenny Scharf, and INTI from Chile.
True to his name, derived from the Inca sun god, INTI is inspired by ancestral Andean culture, which he transcribes in brightly colored, monumental works. He selected Louis Vuitton’s emblematic giant silk square as his canvas of choice.
He revisits the giant square with a sun motif referencing the image of ‘Wiracocha’, god of TIWANAKU culture, one of the most important Inca deities. Infused with warm shades of gold and orange, the design is bordered in red with a pattern of ancient symbols surrounding the Louis Vuitton signature.
INTI, Chilean urban artist who has developed his work showing it in various walls and galleries around the world, bringing with him his particular aesthetics.
This work is the result of the exploration of the mixed character of the local culture, where we distinguish a de-inhibition for color and the use of icon-graphics elements, elements from diverse parts of South America and symbolism that in its whole; form in a forced way, but no less harmonious, this mixture which he reaffirmed the continent centre-south/america as a single nation and to himself as a true reflection of cultural syncretism of his continent.