Posts Tagged ‘Portuguese’

Artist of the moment………..Odeith

 

Odeith is a fantastic street artist from Portugal renown for his style of creating depth and three dimensional on flat surfaces.

Odeith was born in Damala, Portugal in the year 1976.

The artist has ran his own tattoo parlor.

He became interested in graffiti and street art by seeing it on trains in the 1990s.

The artist is based out of Lisbon, Portugal. Odeith is also a commercial artist and has worked with such international brands and Shell Oil and Coke.

Below a link to the website of the artist Odeith:

http://www.odeith.com/

Price range information: This artist is great for the fact its very easy to purchase a fine print. At the website listed above prints range from 25€ up to  550€. If you live in States or own U.S. dollars its a great opportunity to buy a piece of fine art whilst the dollar is so strong against the euro.

In this clip from Odeith we see many examples of his style of artistic lettering:

 

Odeith stands alone with his style of building dimension in letters. With many street artists who use typography they exaggerate the letters so much I can’t understand them! Not so with Odeith, whose letters and work I can recognize at first glance.

Many artists are able to make fantastic images making three dimensional works out of letters, but what is so impressive about Odeith is that he is able to apply his style to the corners of buildings, and their 90 degree angles, in addition to painting on the flat side of a building.

Below more images by Odeith:

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Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Vhils

Street artist Vihls was born Alexandre Farto  in Lison, Portugal in the year 1987. Vhils creates very large works on damaged and weathered buildings using a chisel. Vhils works with the face and figure.

Vhils attended the School of Arts located in London during 2007 and 2008.

The artist jumped onto the international scene after a work of Vhils appeared in print next to legendary street artist Vhils. Banksy’s agent gave the artist space to sell his work alongside Banksy and Vhils career was off and running.

In this clip we view Vhils in action on a piece. What is great is that he also weather’s the building if he wants an older look.

I guess the artist is a sculptor? I had never seen anything like this art before. More reason to put Street Art shows in the major museums. Its a wonderful worldwide movement of very creative artisans!

Price range information: Sorry none available.

A brief documentary featuring works of the artist:

An artist who works in a similar graphic style is my favorite street artist, Swoon. But she doesn’t dig into the walls like Vhils!

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Artist of the moment……Amadeo Souza Cardoso

Amadeo de Souza Cardoso was born in Mancelos, Amarante, Portugal in the year 1887.

Amadeo de Souza Cardoso attended the Superior School of Fine Arts located in Lisbon, Portugal. As a young man he mastered the art of caricature. Another caricature artist who went on to great success as a painter would be the great Claude Monet. Cardoso also attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts located in Paris, France.

Cardoso was part of the ground breaking Armory Exhibition of 1913. This was a ground breaking show in America for the Modernist painters.

Cardoso also experimented with the Cubist style of painting.

A brief bio and montage of works by Amadeo de Souza Cardoso:

Amadeo de Souza de Cardoso passed away in 1918 at the age of 30 years old from the Spanish Flu.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artist of the moment…..Street artist master Monsieur A….Andre Saraiva

 

Andre Saraiva is a well known street artist that also goes by the more common acronym “Monsieur A.” He started doing graffiti works in 1985 and became well known for his character that is a stick man with an X replacing an eye and most times the figure is wearing a top hat. He started spraying this character all over the streets of Paris in 1995. The figure has a name and that is ,”Mr. A.”  Saraiva was born in the year 1971.

 

Price range information: When working in a small series of 50 t0 100 prints cost $2,000 to $4,000.

A link for the artist’s own website: http://www.monsieura.com/

Mr. A has evolved now into the night life scene and is a well respected entrepreneur when it comes to night club activity. He has worked in Paris, Tokyo, and New York.

Mr. A also has appeared two times on film. One was with street legend Banksy. Another occasion was for the premium vodka Belvedere.

In this clip we see a trailer for the movie made by Banksy that includes Mr. A!

In this clip a short bio and interview with the artist.

The artist used to run a fashion boutique store that also featured his character art on clothes and various other accessories. His wife was the well known French artist working with light and now doing music named Uffie. Her debut album came in 2010. Her given name is Anna Catherine Hartley.  The couple were married briefly in 2008 to 2009.

Other Parisian street artists I have featured that you should check out would be Invader and Zevs.