Graffiti art is an art form that has been around for a very long time. It can range from simple written words, to elaborate wall paintings. The origins of graffiti can be traced back to ancient Greece and Egypt.
Alexandre Farto aka Vhils
Vhils is a Portuguese visual artist. He lives in London and Lisbon. His work is featured in many public and private collections around the world.
Vhils’ work reflects the relationship between people and the environment in modern life. He explores the impact of global homogenisation on culture and society.
The artist’s oeuvre explores a variety of issues related to urbanity, such as the way the city is changing, the relationship between individuality and the city, and the social and cultural differences that occur across cultures. It also seeks to establish symbolic reflections on the passage of time and identity.
D*Face and Swoon
D*Face and Swoon are graffiti artists that are synonymous with the word “street.” They are known for their distinctive posters and stickers, which often feature punk iconography. However, their work goes beyond the traditional sprayed on walls, as they have also created non-archival art that interacts with the environment and community.
D*Face is a British graffiti artist who has gained international fame as a guerrilla street artist. His signature posters and stickers feature punk iconography, which is influenced by the early New York City subway graffiti. In addition, his work has been influenced by Shepard Fairey’s Obey campaign.
Otto Schade is an artist whose work is known for its originality and uniqueness. He has participated in several art festivals, including the famous “Upfest” in Bristol, England. His art has been featured in renowned museums and galleries around the world.
Born in Chile, he studied architecture and construction and design in Concepcion. He left his country in 2005 to pursue his artistic career in Europe. Now based in London, he has exhibited his work in many cities across the globe.
Shepard Fairey is an American artist and graphic designer who creates fine art canvases, posters, and murals. He is known for his bold visual style and for his activism. His chosen works address rebellion, self-empowerment, and the abuse of power.
As an artist, Shepard Fairey blurs the lines between traditional art and commercial art, and his work is held in permanent collections around the world. Several of his designs are held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Smithsonian in Washington DC.
Pichi and Avo
Pichi and Avo are two Valencian graffiti artists. Together they have created a unique body of work. Their trademarks include combining paintings, sculptures and graffiti to create spectacular pieces of art. Often their works feature ancient gods and mythological figures against a backdrop of urban graffiti. They have also incorporated a hint of surrealism into their work.
Among their most notable creations is the 26-metre-high Neo classical sculpture that served as the centrepiece of the Las Fallas festival in Valencia. It’s made of wood and covered in a striking graffiti design.
Mr Dheo is a name you’ll remember. He’s a self-taught graffiti aficionado who started his graffiti career by illegally painting the letters in his mother’s name on the streets of Porto, Portugal. Now he’s in the biz, working with the likes of Nike, Nike Air, and Adidas among others. You can check out his work for yourself on his website.
Aside from his many hats, he has a knack for the elusive street art. His most recent venture has him travelling to cities far and wide including, but not limited to, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Colombia, and Finland.
Alex Brewer is an artist best known for his public and commissioned works. Using his unique compositions, color schemes, and surface design techniques, he creates larger-than-life abstract paintings and installations.
He is also well known for his unauthorized street art. While he was still in high school, he created the famous “Hense” tag, which has since been spotted across the country.
In addition to his artistic endeavors, he is an entrepreneur. He owns and runs a coffee shop, a restaurant, and a cold pressed juice business. His latest venture is a GoFundMe. The premise of the aforementioned campaign is to raise enough money to keep his cafe open.
Alex Brewer is a contemporary artist who uses graffiti writing and abstract painting to create public artwork. He began his career as a graffiti artist at the age of 13. Today, he works as a fine artist and has received commissions for large-scale abstract paintings and murals.
In his work, Brewer creates vibrant abstractions with layered acrylic and spray paint, creating dynamic compositions. Brewer also uses shifting surfaces to sculpt abstract forms.
While he has received numerous solo and group exhibitions, Brewer has been best known for his large-scale site specific commissions. His public works have been commissioned in cities all over the world.