Urku was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador, spent 4 years in Australia, and is currently based in Berlin. He started with stencils and tags in the streets of Quito when he was 16. At the age of 21 he started involving himself much more in graffiti and painting in the streets. His murals and paintings can be described best as an explosion of color, humor and balance. After living in Quito, Brisbane, Sydney and Berlin, his work aims to create the idea of a multicultural mix that promotes a happy equality.