iNO | Fortaleza, Brazil

iNO | Athens
December 27, 2017
iNO | Fortaleza, Brazil
December 27, 2017

iNO | Fortaleza, Brazil

iNO is a visual artist from Greece who studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts.

During his studies he also attended workshops in photography, typography, engraving, sculpture, multimedia, hypermedia and graphic design.

Inspired by the behaviour of people and the consequences of their actions, iNO’s art explores themes of social and political issues, as well as the misuse of technology and power.

His first experimental pieces emerged the year 2000, when he started creating graffiti fonts and characters. Gradually INO’s work evolved into figurative painting with influences of photorealism. His images are identified by fragmented forms and a grayscale colour palette with touches of light blue. In recent years, iΝΟ has participated in various art projects and exhibitions in Europe, America and the Middle East.

iNO was invited to paint in the 4th edition of Festival Concreto  that happened in Fortaleza city, Brazil. A place that anyone can see very large contradictions, the poverty in the street, people begging for food while you eat at the restaurant, the prostitutes every night on the streets. All these mix together with the luxury, the expensive apartments in huge buildings that look empty, the barbwires on the fences of each condominium yard.

Known for his provocative images and after he was given a wall of a luxury hotel (51m high), INO had the chance to emphasise the phenomenon of prostitution. He painted a picture of a naked thin woman on a position of offering her body with a black splash coming out of her head and named it “Broken”. Because of the strong sun, INO was also working at night. Every night under the building, there were women selling their bodies .