Untitled - working progress


Outdoor Project

Outdoor Project
Rome, Italy

The work of Walter Nomura, aka Tinho, attempts to create a personal dialogue with the viewer, bringing them back to an intimate time, that of their infancy. Through his evocative paintings and enormous dolls, he conveys the anxiety of contemporary life, the profound alienation and individualism that distinguish life in hidden urban spaces from the frenetic pace of everyday life. His dolls, symbols for innocence and lightness lost, guide us toward this implicit complaint and cause reflection on the end results of our actions. Above all, his work is the fruit of a moral and ethical choice: in an era where economics create phenomena that destroy our planet, such as the wasting of resources and the generation of huge amounts of trash, he creates his puppets using fabric scraps and used clothing. Books found in the barracks sprinkle the floor and become the terrain on which we are asked to walk, a symbolic representation of how our consciousness and culture undergo a daily assault by economic power.


  • Title: Untitled - working progress
  • Creator: Tinho
  • Date: 2015
  • Location Created: Ex Caserma Guido Reni
  • Productions: Outdoor - Here, Now.
  • Photographer's name: Alberto Blasetti
  • Bio: Sufference and solitude are the two emotions that the spectator feels inevitably when he sees Tinho artworks. His real name is Walter Nomura, and he was born in 1973 in Brazil. He's a graffiti artist, and with his work, he wants to present what is his image of the world and the modern Brazilian society. His today work is influenced by the situations reality presents: for example, if he has to work on a big boulevard, he likes to reproduce car accidents which represent unfinished trips or abandoned projects; in abandoned places he likes to create kids figures using puppets or dolls, to represent the solitude that people, especially grown up, feel in crowded cities. His always using a contrast between sweetness and cruelty, between dream and reality.
  • Type: mixed media
  • External Link: https://out-door.it/tinho/

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