This week in Urban Voices talked with an artist who has blended his work with a cause. His name is Federico, but he goes by the name “Mas Paz,” which means more peace in Spanish. His signature traits are quite recognizable and reminiscent of indigenous alphabets and hieroglyphics.
Mas Paz was born in Colombia and was adopted at an early age from an orphanage in Bogota. He was raised in the United States and introduced to Graffiti by a friend in high school. He quickly became fascinated with the urban art form, practicing for days on end until he came up with a style of his own.
Mas Paz is based in Washington, but has traveled around the Americas leaving his mark with his art and participating in many different social projects. He recently curated an art show with pieces from over 60 street artists to help raise funds for his orphanage back in Bogota.