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BLO is a French artist and a member of Da Mental Vaporz crew (DMV) who uses creativity as a device to question, invert or pervert aspects of daily life. There is a recognizable speed of the hand, looseness of line, as well as composition and materials (the frequent use of spray paint and ink marker) that directly draw from traditional graffiti. BLO is still actively working in urban settings, but is moving away from letter styles and illustrative characters. His current street work has become more figurative, drawing from religious imagery, sex, death, and classical painting. Within the exploration of this subject matter another parallel to graffiti is conceptualized–the assertion of power by actively defacing or reappropriating common images. This difference in context between the street and in the studio does not divide the work, but creates a visual dependency – a mutual relationship that ultimately strengthens both parts of his practice. read more

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Alexey Luchko, working under alias Luka, is a highly talented Russian street artist and illustrator who fuses abstract characters with organic shapes and geometric compositions in his work. The artist, who has been active on the streets for more than fifteen years, has applied his unique style to walls, canvases, collages, assemblages, and digital works.

Born in Moscow in 1983, he studied architecture for 6 years and thus his forms are very structural in nature. He started with graffiti, later switched to the abstract graphic forms, always using color as the prime element in his work. Over the years he perfected style based on the clear geometrical forms and complex post-constructivist compositions.Whether he is using spray cans, or more traditional mediums and techniques such as acrylic paints, collage or sculpture, he produces recognizable compositions in which the colourful palette, and geometric shapes interact, developing a sort of puzzle that attract viewers to reconstruct and deduce the images.

Although at first glance his pieces look like abstract paintings, all of them are composed of minimalistic characters and hidden stories. Humanly faces and the landscapes in non-abstract forms are only suggested in order to involve viewers into noticing the image through the activation of imagination. Incredibly clean lines, the pairing of muted tones, and rounded compositions all coincide to form organic shapes and geometrical large-scale pieces.

He is represented by Wunderkammern, contemporary art gallery that has two venues: Rome and Milan. In April 2015 Luka had solo show titled Being here in Rome-based gallery. The show was the fourth one of Wunderkammern’s artistic series Limitless, and followed the solo shows by Sam3 (Spain), L’Atlas (France) and Sten Lex (Italy). read more

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Sergio Odeith aka Odeith was born in 1976, in Damaia (Portugal). He held a spray can for the first time in the mid 1980s, but it was in the 1990s, when graffiti began its dissemination throughout Portugal and began to leave its Portuguese birthplace, Carcavelos, that the artist had his first contact with graffiti and its movement. His first experiences were sketched on street walls and train tracks and so the passion he had always shown for drawing had a newly found purpose and began evolving. Not long after, came the opportunity to paint large scale murals in Damaia, Carcavelos and in many social housing neighbourhoods, such as Cova da Moura, 6 de Maio and Santa Filomena. Early on, the artist showed a special interest in perspective and shading, in an obscure style, which he later called “sombre 3D”, where the compositions, landscapes or portraits, messages or homages, stood out for their realism and technique. read more

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Known for his photo realism graffiti work, Smug, or Smug One, aka Sam Bates, is an Australian contemporary street artist of great skill. Using nothing but spray cans, he was able to gain mastery over a difficult task of making highly technical pieces that are somehow edgy, cheeky, and incredibly playful. In order to recreate absolute realism, artists usually have a lot of time on their hands, tiny and precise brushes, and a quiet work space where no one will disturb them. Those are the three things that none of the graffiti writers have at their disposal, and yet, some of them, Smug being the perfect example, are able to create amazing large-scale wall pieces that look like they could be photographs. There is hardly a compliment of greater significance for any artist attempting to work in photo realism. read more

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Fabio Lopez aka DOURONE was born in Madrid and raised in the countryside, soaking up the “art and affection” provided by his family. In 1999, he began displaying his creations in the streets under the name DOURONE that he retains today. read more

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Gue is a Sicilian street artist who’s been active in the streets since 2003, his work is based on a language of shapes and characters both soft and ironic.

Skatepark from Gummy Gue on Vimeo.

His work is seen on walls, canvases, clothes and many other forms. It consists of a personal grammar that reveals a pending but playful vision, through a representation that borderlines with the abstract.
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