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Graffiti Brazil: ENIVO

Marcus Vinícius aka ENIVO signed a pack with the vital essence of art at the age of 12, through his first experience with graffiti back in 1998. Since then, he has been scoring the city streets as a stamp of poetry, materializing ideas and feelings through images. He spent much time following the intuitive experimental in his art through techniques, materials and possible languages in and out of Graffiti. Painting the movement, appreciating the unconscious to the expressive final result. Today, he takes all the mutations of his work as a portal to the new understanding that the technique, aesthetics, concept and expression of transiting in a cyclical form that comes and goes, where each new series is the result of what's been done while at the same time is a step to further research, branching ideas and bringing a range of possibilities for the future creations. Click here for more from ENIVO

Graffiti Brazil: Zito

Raul Zito is a photographer and muralist. His urban plastic work started in 1997, but only in 2007 he joined the graffiti with photography, which resulted in a single proposal of urban art. His murals depict life cosmopolitan, condemn unbridled consumerism and the lack of criteria of everyday. His line of work adds to the rationality of photography to sensitivity gestural of painting on large walls, creating direct and transitive speeches for their own society portrayed. Zito has participated in group exhibitions in Madrid, Rome, Tel Aviv, Rio de Janeiro and has held three solo exhibitions in Sao Paulo. He has been at meetings of Civic Art in Salvador, Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro. To view more from Zito visit his Flickr Check out the previous Graffiti Brazil posts for awesome street art inspiration - abduzeedo.com/tags/graffiti-brazil

Graffiti Brazil: Nomies

In this Graffiti Brazil we are featuring another great street artist from Sao Paulo. Known as Nomies, he carries an awesome style composed by fat characters, white space eaters, happy, sad, mad (the reflection of the social facts). Inspired by cartoons and lowbrow art, Nomies work usually follows themes like automatism, consumption and freedom. For more from nomies visit www.flickr.com/photos/nomies Click here to check out the previews Graffiti Brazil posts

Graffiti Brazil: Falge

Thiago Falgetano, was born in 1983 in Sao Paulo, "Falge" is known by the abbreviation of his last name since he was in high school. The love for art comes from when he was just a child drawing all over the walls and the furniture on his house. At school he was a problem because all he wanted to do was draw on the desks, walls, and even on the bathrooms. This desire to draw all over the place was fulfilled in 1990 when Falge had his first contact with "pixacao" (tagging) and started to admire the work of other "pixadores" (taggers) and learn more about the culture. Along with that he made some friendships with older "pixadores" that had a huge influence on his works. In 1995 he bought his first can of spray paint and called some friends to go tag, after that day it became and addiction that he followed daily for a long period. But it got to a point where he wanted something more complex instead of just tagging his name on the walls. In 1997 one of his friends from school showed him a magazine specialized in graffiti. It was love at first sight, he was fascinated with the magazine he had on his hands because back then it wasn't a lot of graffitis on the city, and it was hard to find a book or a magazine about this theme. In that very moment he left the "pixacao" behind and started to study drawing until he was able to develop his first letters. On that same year he started doing his own graffitis and never stopped. It's been over 13 years spreading his art all over the cities he has been during this time. He participated in events, projects, exposition in galleries, even worked doing art for some famous brands, and until this day he keeps the real essence of graffiti by painting on the streets where everything started. Today Falge is most known by his orange "Throw-up", he started using the color orange in 2003, and the continue use of that same color ended up creating him a strong visual identity. He first picked this color because it's very vibrant, happy ,and most kids like it. To find out more about Falge visit www.fotolog.com/falge and www.flickr.com/falgetano

Graffiti Brazil: Ronah Carraro

Ronah Carraro is 32 years old, born and raised on the traditional area of Mooca, Sao Paulo. Graduated in arts, very urban, amazed by the big concrete buildings that scrape the sky of the enormous Sao Paulo. Work as a designer and passes by different supports with his creations. From professional references he takes the vector lines from the digital universe and adds up to his works. Canvas, wood, paper, or graffiting on walls, his work depicts the behavioral diversity using vibrant colors with a line drive and striking. For more from Ronah Carraro visit his Flickr Gallery and Follow him on Twitter

Graffiti Brazil: CRANIO

My name is Fabio and I was born in 1982, in the concrete jungle of Sao Paulo, Brazil. I'm a graffiti artist known as "CRANIO", I've been working on the streets of SP since 1998. My goal is to bring art to the whole population, with a contemporary language. To find out more about CRANIO visit his flickr gallery http://www.flickr.com/photos/cranioartes/

Graffiti Brazil: Iskor

Iskor (Felipe Arantes Silva) is an artist from Sao Paulo Brazil seeking versatility on his work around the city. Somewhere between letters and characters, his work has been changing for the past years but his signature is never left behind. Today his work is made out of big characters with some kind of squared noses, and his goal is to never create a work similar to any previous one. He always walks around with a blue graffiti pencil and a bic pen, to put out his imagination at any time and place. For more from Iskor visit: flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/siklo tumblr (blog): http://iskor.tumblr.com/ email: fearantez@hotmail.com twitter: http://twitter.com/iskorre Iskor in action - Nike Wall

Graffiti Brazil: Mundano

From Brooklyn - Sao Paulo to Brooklyn - New York, Mundano has spread his art all over the place. His graffiti art is full of meanings and colors and can be seen in every corner of one of the largest concrete jungles of the world which is Sao Paulo, check out this great graffiti artist that speaks the truth. Visit mundano at flickr and contact him at artetude@gmail.com and follow him on twitter http://twitter.com/mundano_sp Mundano l is an artist that has been coloring the gray walls of Sao Paulo Brazil. This graffiti artist of only 23 years old make interventions that take away the attention in the middle of the chaos of one of the biggest cities in the world. Using graffiti as a social revolution, his characters are followed by messages sent so the people can see and think about the problems he mentions. The messages are chosen according to the reality of the local spot where the people walk and drive by. His graffitis can be seen in the favelas, big avenues, as well as art galleries. This really shows what a true artist is made of. "My art express the feeling of every Mundano in the city, whether you not happy with the politics or you want to scream out your mind, that's what my art is made for, to represent the voice of the Mundano." The word Mundano means Mundo + Humano (the world + the humans) The people of the city that interact with the urban life and it's attached to it's roots. Graffiti on the streets of Sao Paulo The city of Sao Paulo has a project called "Clean City" which is not only meant to clean the city it self but the walls full of rich and original Brazilian graffiti art. What happen is they paint over the graffiti pieces with plain gray paint taking away the beauty of colors made by these great artists. Mundano shows that the city should care more about cleaning criminals, corrupt politicians and the actual trash on the streets instead of the paintings on the wall. "They erased everything and painted it gray, the only thing left is sadness and fresh paint. Kindness generate kindness" the words of Mundando after painting the same spot for the 13th time. Carroceiros Projects I started this because everyone looks different to these guys that work hard pushing a wooden made cars to collect and make money out of recycled trash. Nobody actually realized the work they doing is totally hard and honest and they are the ones that are cleaning the streets. The work I do on their cars is guarantee to stay, the city can't paint it gray and I can't get in any trouble for it. Each car I do is to send out a message where talking the owner of the car we come up with ideas to speak their mind and show the people what a really true honest worker are. "My goal is that the 'carroceiros" (people that push these cars recycling papers) get more respect from the society for the hard work they do, I see a lot of guys wearing ties and looking at then like they are from another world, calling them names, and beeping at them to get out of the way. While they recycle trash that they don't even produce." Mundano painting Peace is Never Enough I recycle what about you? My Car Does Not Pollute If I could I would recycle the politicians Mundano In Action "Before I started painting I didn't pay attention to anybody, I didn't interact with the city, I didn't express my feelings." Spray Paint, Marker, and House Paint on a found piece of wood "If one person looks at my work and stop to think about what's going on in the city, and think about the message I send, I feel like the job was done." Lichen Exhibition at Factory Fresh - Brooklyn, New York. Acrylic on orange plastic paint tray with spray cans and beer bottle shelved on top. Connection Brooklyn-SP with Brooklyn-NY photo: Mikeion Metal door painted with spray paint, the first cactus of a lot to come. This painting is near the Morumbi Stadium where Sao Paulo plays, soccer brings a lot of happiness and sadness to our people so "Enjoy the game with peace" I express my self according to the place and the people that pass by it What you think about Mundano art and the graffiti movement in Sao Paulo Brazil? Leave a comment and express your thoughts