HACULLA – Shop Streetwear By Harif Guzman
We have a serious artist crush on Haculla. Contemporary artist Harif Guzman, also known as Haculla on the streets, has these amazing (badass yes?) characters that he throws up on the urban walls and now, you can wear them wherever you go. The NY based artist who often times keeps away from the spotlight, has always had his artwork do all of the talking. His visually eccentric crewneck and hoodies featuring his characters that he has created, are doing the talking now as Lexi Boling and Binx Walton have both been spotted wearing them during this past Fashion Weeks.
Harif Guzman, born March 23, 1975, in Venezuela, spent much of his childhood surrounded by his mother and sisters and was influenced strongly by his father (a printer and typesetter). As a little boy in 1980, Guzman came to New York City. Guzman calls New York not only home but his canvas and inspiration. The inspiration of his work derives from mechanical reproduction and a unique technique that refuses the deadening effects of iconographical conformity. Further inspiration is the result of Guzman’s earliest experiences of image making and the honest craft that he encountered working in his father’s print shop as a boy. The subsequent trajectory of his path from shop worker turned street-smart skate punk, to a worldwide, well respected contemporary artist, involves an alchemical shift as humble cast-offs evolve into fine art in his studio.