(Francisco Rodrigues de Silva), born in 1983 in Sao Paulo
his story with street art when he was 12 years old.
He joined a
gang of „Pichação” that was tagging the Itaquera district in Sao Paulo.
adopted his pseudonym (nunca= never in Portuguese). A few years later he became
interested in graffiti.
After he moved
out to the different part of the city he started to create colourful paintings
connected to the local aesthetic and culture. Over the years he developed his
own style which is tied to the ancient natives who lived in actual Brazil.
breakthrough in his career was an invitation to take part in an exhibition of
the Tate Modern Gallery (London).
Nunca by his
works is creating a connection with present and the past and also touches on
issues of modern Brazil (e.g. Amazonian forests logging or uncontrolled export
of natural resources).
Nunca refers his graffiti to a
political acts to bring people’s attention
His works are
very characteristic he is always using sketches as the base for his works, his murals
are very colourful and with hatching lines that cover all the work. Nunca is also making sculptures and canvas .
Director — Teresa Latuszewska Syrda Photos — Marek Szymański Office manager — Jadzia Kakowiecka Gallery — Justyna Bienias
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