Bicicleta Sem Freio

Bicicleta Sem Freio ("Bicycle Without Brake”) is the internationally acclaimed Brazilian duo of illustrators and muralists, Douglas de Castro and Renato Perreira. Founded in Brazil in 2005 and mostly inspired by rock posters at the beginning, they became internationally famous for their hand-drawn illustrations and for their large-scale public artworks around the world with the collective Justkids.

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Maria Frederique
Okuda

Okuda San Miguel graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Madrid’s Complutense University. His unique iconographic language of multicolored geometric structures and patterns on the streets, railroads and abandoned factories around the globe have made him one of the world’s most recognizable street artists of today. Highly sought after for large scale projects, Okuda is perhaps best known for his sculptural works in cities across the world and his conversion of an abandoned Spanish church aptly named Kaos Temple, which has become a new icon of contemporary art.

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Doze Green

Born in 1964 in Bronx NYC, Doze Green began painting on New York subway trains in the 1970s. He rapidly distinguished himself through his highly recognizable graphic style exhibiting his work as early as 1981.  His creations have been displayed at the Fun Gallery, The Venice Biennale, Pavillon Bienal Sao Paulo and at Tony Shafrazi Gallery alongside Keith Haring and Rammelzzee who became his very good friend and mentor.Green has developed a unique and iconic style exploring figurative abstraction, fluidity by combining different influences such as writing, Japanese calligraphy, graphics and Cubism. 

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Maria Frederique
Shepard Fairey

Expanding on the legacies of artists such as Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, Fairey blurs the boundary between traditional and commercial art through type and image, communicating his brand of social critique via prints, murals, stickers, and posters in public spaces.  Fairey’s iconic poster of President Barack Obama was adopted as the official emblem associated with the presidential campaign and encapsulates a number of recurring concerns in the artist’s work, including propaganda, portraiture, and political power.

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Maria Frederique
FAFI

Originally from Toulouse (b. 1976), Fafi is a multidisciplinary artist informed from the constes of street art. She’s recognized for her unique style depicting sexy, funny, voluptuous girl characters in a made up world.

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Joakim Ojanen

Joakim Ojanen (b. 1985 Västerås, Sweden) received his BA in 2012 from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, and his MFA in 2014 from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. Since then, he has exhibited widely from Stockholm to Los Angeles, Cologne and Paris, Edinburgh and Belgium. He is represented by Christian Larsen in Stockholm, Ruttkowski 68 in Paris and Cologne, and Richard Heller in Los Angeles.

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ALEXANDRE BAVARD

Alexandre Bavard (b. 1987) is a Parisian multidisciplinary artist. His work integrates diverse visual media like performance, sculpture, graffiti, photography, assemblage, textiles and found objects deemed “Neo-Archaeologies”.

Bavard has been praised with awards such as the Palais de Tokyo Young Revelation prize in 2017 («Jeune révélation talents» urban art price 2017. ADAGP), he has delivered talks and keynotes on his influences and work in TED and participated in exhibitions in galleries and institutions in Paris, Milan, Berlin, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo, to mention a few.

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FAILE

FAILE is the Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. Since its inception in 1999, FAILE has been known for a wide ranging multimedia practice recognizable for its explorations of duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage. The two close collaborators grew up together in Arizona, USA during the 1970s and began working together in New York in the late 1990s.

FAILE’s work is constructed from found visual imagery, and blurs the line between “high” and “low” culture, but recent exhibitions demonstrate an emphasis on audience participation, a critique of consumerism, and the incorporation of iconoclastic media, architecture, and site-specific/archival research into their work.

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MANTRA

MANTRA’s murals process is a careful combination of careful perspective composition lending mastery to his Trompe-l'œil style along with exquisite use of colors, leaving his distinctive trace in the urban areas he visits like an echoing mantra, hence his artist name. The rising french artist is well on his way to the international vanguard of contemporary muralism,  having his works recognized beyond the European frontiers.

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Maria Frederique
André Saraiva

Graffiti was the first way André Saraiva made his mark on the world. He was born in Sweden and grew up on the outskirts of Paris, tagging his name on the neighborhood’s walls as an urgent declaration of his existence. His works have been shown in museums and contemporary art galleries around the world, with a monumental wall of tiles installed in Lisbon in 2016. Now an established hotelier, restaurateur, and nightlife pioneer, Saraiva has never put away his spray can. In fact, he sees every one of his many ventures as part of the same irreverent lifelong art project. One that he always approaches with a wink—just like his iconic graffitied alter-ego,Mr. A.

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SEBAS VELASCO

Sebas Velasco (b. 1988) has maintained a continuous activity in the street, painting walls in different cities around the globe. During all these years, Sebas has maintained a continuous activity in the Street, painting walls in different Spanish and European cities. It is in the streets where he finds inspiration for his studio work. Thereby in “Public Provocations” show, he begins with graffiti writers in action and broadens his attention then to other concepts around it, such as Street-culture, architecture or nightlife. 


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Morag Myerscough

Morag Myerscough’s work often orchestrates type and form and space informed, perhaps, by her graphic design education . Her use of colour is solid, chunky, with a rhythm and the influence of textile. She’s increasingly sought out to work on larger and bolder projects, from the Deptford Project Café and MVMNT Café to The Bernie Grant Arts Centre Café and The Design Museum in London. She’s been lauded with numerous award nominations including the Design Museum’s Design of the Year and has been awarded the position of Royal Designer for Industry.


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Egle Zvirblyte

Egle Zvirblyte is a Lithuanian artist and illustrator. She has studied Film and Spatial Design in London, continuing to work in set design and later focusing on her own practice. While living in Melbourne, Bali, Tokyo, Barcelona, and London, Egle has been working as an illustrator in advertising, product design, and for public space commissions, while developing her art through painting, street art, installations and digital drawing.

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MAU LENCINAS

Mau Lencinas is an Argentinian illustrator that combines influences from Hip hop, cyberpunk, and anime into seamless and haunting illustrations.

His work is already viral in Instagram, tumblr and many visual social media. Beyond the internet, he has shared his vision for campaigns and brands like Viacom, Refinery 29, Hypebeast, Gallant and many more.

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Maria Frederique
Vhils

Vhils destroys to create. He is a Portuguese street artist who openly operates under his real name, Alexandre Farto. Now Vhils is undoubtedly one of the most skilled and talented young artists on the  contemporary and urban art scene. 

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Maria Frederique
Lakwena

Lakwena’s iconic, kaleidoscopic work is informed by the use of decoration as a means of communication. As a form of expression within a political world, Lakwena explores how the use of adornment in worship and myth-making translates into contemporary popular culture.  Central to her practice are words, used as both images and anchors of meaning, borrowing from the techniques and conventions of traditional sign-writing and contemporary graphic design. 

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Maria Frederiquelakwena, artist, UK
Mizaki Kawai

 Misaki Kawai (河井美咲) is a japanese artists  (b. 1978 in Osaka) based in New York city.  Ms. Kawai’s cartoon like universe is made up of papier-mâché, wood, fabric, and other low-tech, "crafty" materials like felt, stickers, and yarn.  

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Maria Frederique
Cyrcle

 

CYRCLE. is a two-man collective made up of American artists David Leavitt (Davey Detail) and David Torres (Rabi), whose artwork focuses on life, duality, and the human condition combined with the aesthetic consideration of form, typeface, color, and balance, which is what creates their “signature” style. Working across a variety of media, CYRCLE do it all. From investigating form and function to encouraging participation, they challenge and embrace the full spectrum of what art can be. 

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Maria Frederique
Bezt (Etam Cru)

 

The polish artist is mostly known for his large-scale murals painted with Sainer as part of the Etam Cru duo.  Their pieces are usually infused with hints of Eastern European folklore.  The scenes that Etam Cru depicts are rarely static, reminiscent of various graphic novels. Every aspect of their colorful murals seems to be in motion: animals and houses come to life and human characters gain abilities that defy the laws of physics. 

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Maria Frederique
Alexis Díaz

Alexis Diaz is a Puerto Rican painter and urban muralist, known for his chimerical and dreamlike depictions of animals in a state of metamorphosis.

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Maria Frederique