On Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 Dion Walcott and Lee Joseph, Co-Founders of Toronto Loves Kicks had the pleasure of working with Carlos Enrique Delgado Chavezis a well recognized visual artist from Colombia. Carlos has commissioned many private pieces for prominent figures, constructed various murals across Latin America and was exhibited at the Latin American Arts Exhibition 2010. What he considers important is ”contributing to the improvement of social processes and generating a deeper connection to each other to create culture”.
TLK revolves around the urban youth and sneaker culture, which is steadily growing and creating its own identity. While explaining the direction for the “Magic Hour” piece Carlos created for the Toronto Loves Kicks official launch, there were so many connections Dion, Lee, and Carlos made in the process. The three realized that even though they were all born and raised in different countries, they still experienced similar struggles that helped them shape who they are today. Hours prior to Toronto Loves Kicks official launch, Carlos spent less than 60 minutes with Dion and Lee to transcend their thoughts and ideas into a piece of art. This is a true testament of the skills that are within him as an artist and, an example of the power that arts and cultures hold.
TLK may target the urban youth and sneaker culture but a culture is built on the acceptance of diversity. Whether it’s Manizales, Colombia or Toronto, Canada we all belong to the culture of social betterment. On behalf of the whole Toronto Loves Kicks team Dion and Lee would like to thank Carlos for his time and effort in creating the “Magic Hour” piece and bringing our thoughts to life through his visual artwork.
For more information on what Carlos is up to, please visit him at www.artisticallyconnected.com/carlosdelgado or 0n Facebook @ Art Carlos Delgado
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