French-Canadian born in the province of Quebec, Monk.E is a self-taught visionary urban artist, one of the iconic figures of the art culture in Québec. Rooted in the world of graffiti and contemporary urban art since 1996, he renamed his art form under the term Calligraffiti Alchimographic. Painting, exhibiting and publishing visual art and music all over the world allowed him to accumulate an encyclopedia of techniques from various collaborators. In 2021 the artist stopped in Tulum to make great works. The most visible one is called "When the wall disappears". This is how the artist describes the story behind the mural in his Instagram.
"This painting is inspired from a picture I took in Cowdung ghetto in Kampala, Uganda. The young brothers of the football team Warrior Stars of Cowdung gathered at the wall I was painting on the side of their football field. I just stepped back from painting and took a picture of them observing my work. The power they held was undeniable. I prayed I could share that moment, that feeling with my other audiences. So I did. I decided to paint them here in Tulum, so my diverse communities can look at each other, face to face. The wall disappeared, the author too. Now it's people looking at people. Racism, xenophobia, ignorance, misrepresentation or misunderstanding are all obstacles to us being truly one. As a human family, as a oneness of action in favor of justice and goodness. The wall disappeared. Let's look at each other".