Mendo and Alex Cerdan have been going to Barranco to create a different piece of art every week since 2008. Their materials: chalk, the sidewalk, a shared passion for art and the need to make a living.
As one of them draws, the other collects money from pedestrians who are usually very pleased with this type of art exhibit. This is the magic of Barranco; art filters into everyday life, making of this neighborhood “a living poem” as Alex puts it.
There is a merger between the chaos of the street – characteristic of Latin American cities -- and beautiful views of generally ephemeral art.
A drawing takes two to three hours to complete, “depending on the type of sidewalk and the complexity of the drawing,” said Kevin. They call it “fleeting art” because after a few days of being stepped on, is gone.