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 Licuado isn’t only the Spanish term for Smoothie or Milkshake. It is also the name that Florencia and Camilo gave to their graffiti collective. Why? You’ll have to read to find out! Meet Colectivo Licuado, live from Montevideo, Uruguay!

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Camilo and Florencia from Colectivo Licuado

What is your name?
Flo: Florencia Durán.
Cami: Camilo Nuñez… and we are Colectivo Licuado!

What’s the name you have always wanted to have?
Flo: Ema.
Cami: I always wanted to have the name that I have 🙂

Where are you based?
Flo: Montevideo, Uruguay.
Cami: Montevideo, Uruguay.

What should we know about your art?
Flo: I work with my best friend. We work really hard, we like to investigate and get influenced and inspired by a lot of different things.
Cami: We love to paint the human race and culture.

At the beginning, when we started Colectivo Licuado we used to mix a lot of different styles and create new things, like a collage.  We picked up things from various artist and put that in our “creation blender”. That time was 6 years ago… Now we try to have our own style.

Who inspires you?
Flo: My family, especially my grandmothers.
Cami: My family and the big masters of painting.

Which moment changed everything in your career?
Flo: Our first trip with Camilo across South America.
Cami: Like Flo said, our first trip around South America: 6 months traveling around Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru.

Who do you call most often?
Flo: My love Nicolas and my mother Maria Noel.
Cami: My mother and my girlfriend Maria.

Mural in Lisbon by Colectivo Licuado
Mural in Lisbon

What natural talent would you like to have, which you don’t?
Flo: Singing.
Cami: Drawing.

What do you do before you go to bed?
Flo: Be with my love Nicolas, talk, see a movie…
Cami: Be with Maria and sometimes read a book.

What are you proud of?
Flo: In my career, I’m proud of the growth of the team. In my life, I’m proud of having such a nice family, we love each other. I’m also proud of being a traveler.
Cami: I’m proud of being an artist. 6 years ago, I took the decision to quit my job and university for the purpose of being a painter.

What would be a perfect death?
Flo: Surrounded by the people I love while I sleep as an old lady.
Cami: A soft death while I’m painting.

What’s your favorite artwork?
Flo: “The birth of Venus” by Botticelli.
Cami: “The Turkish Bath” by Ingres.

Does the place you live influence your art?
Flo: Everything does.
Cami: Not so much.

What is the best advice you were ever given?
Flo: In Spanish “No te hagas trampa al solitario” (in English “Never cheat yourself”).
Cami: Work hard on what you love and be happy.

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One of Colectivo Licuado’s latest murals