Details: After the 1st edition held in 2011 and the following and numerous actions produced all over the country and also abroad, the WOOL – Covilhã Urban Art Festival, in this much-desired return to its origins, presented itself in a format of artistic residency, integrating a larger and more diverse range of activities, like murals, an exhibition, participatory action of Urban Art, lectures, talks, guided tours and film screenings. Between the 12th and 26th of October at WOOL ON RESIDENCE, we featured five of the most recognized Portuguese urban artists.
Mr. Dheo was one of them, and left in the historical center of Covilhã, a mural inspired in the current economic situation of Portugal. Translating the title to english, something like 'Portugal over seams', the artist chosed a classic french painting and changed the simple tissue to a flag of our country, being needlework by the youg girl.
Biography: MrDheo always related to Art. When he was three years old he began to copy sentences from newspapers and magazines and drawing on his own. Always rejecting any kind of connection to a school or Art course in his childhood, he developed his own techniques,
which enabled him to evolve without direct influences. As an autodidact, the first contact with graffiti appeared at the age of fifteen and soon his drawings turned into countless letter studies. Months later he did his first street painting and started to meet other artists to whom he related and that motivated him to carry on. Today – after fourteen years of continuous work – Mr.Dheo collaborates with well-
known international brands and companies although he keeps the street as the perfect place to create. Versatile, he dedicates himself mostly to photorealistic productions which, together with graphic components, gives him a very personal style in constant growth and development.