Nunca and Urban Forms Foundation

Creation of mural in Lodz

Nunca 07, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca (Francisco Rodrigues de Silva), born in 1983 in Sao Paulo

Nunca 05, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca started his story with street art when he was 12 years old.

Nunca 01, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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He joined a gang of „Pichação” that was tagging the Itaquera district in Sao Paulo. 

Nunca at work 2, Nunca, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Then he adopted his pseudonym (nunca= never in Portuguese). A few years later he became interested in graffiti.

Nunca 02, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca 13, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca 16, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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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. 

At the biginning of Nunca wall in Lodz 2, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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The biggest breakthrough in his career was an invitation to take part in an exhibition of the Tate Modern Gallery (London).

Nunca at work, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca finishing his wall in Lodz, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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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 finishing his wall in Lodz, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca refers his graffiti  to a political acts to bring people’s attention

Nunca 09, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca 15, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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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 .

Nunca 01, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca 11, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca 04, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca 03, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca Final detail 1, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca Final detail 2, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca final, Nunca, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca final 1, Nunca, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca final 2, Nunca, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Nunca 06, Nunca, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
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Director—Teresa Latuszewska Syrda

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