I paint murals on public spaces about social issues worldwide with the goal to reach a wide audience and to communicate with them on a long period.
My works are an observation of what happens in the modern world. My goal is to let people stop by in front of my murals and reflect about the way we live and the truth behind the surface.
In the effort to create such works, sometimes I work on political topics, trying to externalize my personal point of view about some recent events and about the lack of information or the spread of fake news.
Moreover, since 2009, I started painting murals and working on projects about communities worldwide with a special attention to marginalized communities.
Every year, I work at least on a social project, either creating and running the project myself and/or collaborating with local and/or public institutions.
Each project is designed to emphasize the importance of both diversity and the individual in an increasingly globalized world. The aim is to highlight how each community has something which sets it apart from the rest, in terms of its territory, culture, habits, rituals and, last but not least, people.
In the case of marginalized communities, the two main goals are:
- to strengthen the sense of community and to give more power to the community to defend their own rights on the inside.
- to show the uniqueness and the positive features of the community on the outside.
In my projects I collaborate with public and private institutions such as U of T (university of Toronto), Public Transport Barcelona, Jackman Humanities Institute and the Court of Justice of Rotterdam. Moreover, I collaborate with Town-halls such as in Guadalajara, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Toronto, Brescia…
If you want to know more about all the projects I worked in, you can have a look at the section “Social project” where you will find a deep explanation of each project.
Hereby you can find a selection of murals I painted worldwide about social and political topics.
Nosotros somos las raices, Tlajomulco Project in collaboration with Indajo and Luiso Zuloark.
Tlajomulco, Guadalajara (Mexico)
“You are the key” – “Tu ets la clau” Project in collaboration with Fundació Arrels and Escuela Jesuitas about the awareness of common people about the right of homeless to have a house and a key.
During the project I worked and painted with some students of Escuela Jesuita.
“What they hide us” 2015 Barcelona (Spain)
Community project in Sofia, Bulgaria in collaboration with Urban Creatures.
Sofia (Bulgaria) 2017
2011 “Integration” Rotterdam (The Netherlands) (to know more about the project you can visit www.jupiterfab.com/en/charlois-rotterdam)
Crafting Selves Projects Toronto (Canada) in collaboration with Simon Coleman (Anthropologist) and sponsored by University of Toronto and Multi-faith Centre Toronto (Canada)
(to know more about the project you can visit www.jupiterfab.com/en/crafting-selves-toronto)
2016, Guadalajara (Mexico) Community Centre Guadalajara