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Bordalo II

Bordalo II

Artur Bordalo, also known as Bordalo II (pronounced Bordalo Segundo), was born in 1987 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is famous for using street garbage to create stunning animals sculptures so as to warn people about pollution and endangered species. His works are considered as « trash art ».

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Etam Cru

Etam Cru

Przemek Blejzyk aka Sainer (1988) and Mateusz Gapski aka Bezt (1987) compose graffiti duo Etam Cru. Born and raised in Poland, both met while studying fine art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. Today Etam Cru is considered most accomplished in Polish street art.

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TelmoMiel

TelmoMiel

TelmoMiel is a Dutch artistic duo composed of Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann. They are famous for making impressive murals and paintings characterized by hyper-realistic as well as abstract elements.

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Maya Hayuk

Maya Hayuk

Maya Hayuk (born in 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American street and studio artist. She is best known for her intricate and captivating geometrical patterns she employs on large-scale murals that can be seen all around the world.

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D*Face

D*Face

Dean Stockton, better known as D*Face, born in 1978 in London, is an English street artist who is recognised as one of the most prolific contemporary urban artists of his generation. D*Face grew up in London and developed an interest in drawing and graffiti in his childhood.

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Fin DAC

Fin DAC

Fin DAC, born Finbarr Notte and also referred to as Finbarr DAC, is an Irish painter from Cork known for his depictions of Eurasian women. His passion for art started at an early age, just before he left Ireland to settle in London where he spent most of his life.

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Swoon

Swoon

Swoon, born Caledonia Dance Curry in 1977, is a Brooklyn-based street artist and studio artist known for her large-scale paper cut works and life-size installations. Born in New London, Connecticut and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida, Swoon moved to New York where she received…

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Blek le Rat

Blek le Rat

Recognised as the pioneer of Paris street art, Blek le Rat (born Xavier Prou in 1952 in Paris) has been painting committed pieces in the streets since the early eighties. He is often described as « the father of stencil graffiti ».

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Sandra Chevrier

Sandra Chevrier

Sandra Chevrier is a Montréal-based Canadian pop artist, known for her captivating portraits of women. Born in 1983, Chevrier first fell in love with art as a kid and rapidly became a self-taught artist. She obtained her…

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Fintan Magee

Fintan Magee

Fintan Magee is a prominent Australian muralist and painter who is best known for his realistic large-scale murals. Born in 1985 in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, Magee grew up in the city of Brisbane where graffiti and…

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Banksy

Banksy

Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world, Banksy has developed an entire art subculture devoted to his works. Banksy’s art can impact any location at any given moment. His identity remains unknown…

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Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey

Frank “Shepard Fairey” is a very famous graphic artist, muralist, and overall artist. He was born on February 15, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina in the United States. In 1988, the artist graduated from Idyllwild Arts…

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KAWS

KAWS

Brian Donnelly is currently best known as the artist KAWS. KAWS is a New York-based artist who has made a name out of him designing limited edition toys and clothing. He is also a world-renowned artist who exhibits in museums and…

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Os Gemeos

Os Gemeos

Os Gemeos is a Portuguese word meaning the twins. These duo street artists are identical twin brothers who were born as Otavio Pandolfo and Gustavo Pandolfo in 1974. The brothers were born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Os Gemeos began…

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Barry McGee

Barry McGee

Barry McGee, born in San Francisco, California, is a well-known artist and street artist. He is considered pioneer of the Mission School, an artistic movement primarily influenced by urban realism, graffiti, and American folk…

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Pejac

Pejac

Silvestre Santiago, better known as Pejac, is a Spanish painter and street artist. He was born in 1977 in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. He studied Fine Arts in Salamanca and then Barcelona. In 2001, Santiago continued his studies in…

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JR

JR

Who could have ever imagined that photography could be installed into streets? Well street artist JR did just the unimaginable by combining the two. Born in France on February 22, 1983, JR was just another average teenager with a…

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Conor Harrington

Conor Harrington

Conor Harrington was born in 1980 in Cork, Ireland. He attended Limerick School of Art and Design and received in 2002 a Bachelor of Fine Arts. His work draws a fine line between classical and contemporary art, and…

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Zosen Bandido

Zosen Bandido

Zosen Bandido is an Argentinian creative artist whose work is filled with neon colors and geometric patterns with symbols. The artist creates his proper mythology, flooding walls and canvases with fantastic characters At the…

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Zmogk

Zmogk

Zmogk is a graffiti artist and also doubles as a street artist. Zmogk’s style is unforgettable. Once you see it, you will always remember it. That is because the forms created are phenomenal and one of a kind! Konstantin ‘Zmogk’…

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Yok

Yok

Yok was born in 1978 in a small suburb near Perth, Australia. He moved to New York a few years back but he often travels back to Australia. However, it was in the suburb of Perth that he began his droopy-eyed drawings. More precisely,…

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Wes21

Wes21

Wes21 deftly integrates both fantasy and reality and takes it to levels unseen before. Wes21, or Remo Lienhard, is a graffiti artist that was born in Biel, Switzerland in May of 1989. His artistic endeavors started in 2001 when he…

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Vhils

Vhils

Vhils’s art is poetic, complex, and ambitious. He penetrates through countless layers of posters, dirt, and plaster to set free the poetic images hidden beneath urban spaces. This is all done by drilling away old plaster relief…

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Tristan Eaton

Tristan Eaton

Tristan Eaton is an American graffiti artist, street art muralist, illustrator, and toy designer. Tristan Eaton was born in Hollywood near Los Angeles, California in 1978. At the age of 8, his family decided to move to…

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THISISOPIUM

THISISOPIUM

THISISOPIUM is an urban and public Greek artist from Athens. Born in Greece in 1990, Alexandros Simopoulos, also known as THISISOPIUM, works inside and outside using a wide variety of mediums. His main interest though is…

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Stinkfish

Stinkfish

Stinkfish is a Colombian street artist who recreates portraits from photographs as murals. These portraits of strangers are adorned with colourful psychedelic elements. Stinkfish was born in Mexico; however, he spent his…

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SMC3

SMC3

Blank walls are not boring…they just don’t have a message…yet. These words could not be anymore true for SMC3. SMC3 is a graffiti artist that was born in Sydney, Austalia in 1975. His art is larger than life, using both distorted…

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Skount

Skount

Skount was born on June 12, 1985 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. His childhood though was spent in Almagro, a Spanish city with a very important Historical-Artistic Zone. His work of art has a great focus on street art, and he is…

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Sepe

Sepe

“We managed to gather all humans’ knowledge into one place. Made it available to everyone, everywhere by creating a worldwide network and we use it mainly to share sweet photos of puppies. What is it then if not The Golden Age Of…

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Sego Ovbal

Sego Ovbal

What would you get if you mixed some Dali, some Archimboldo and a little bit of Remedios Varo with street art and innovation? That would give this self-taught Mexican street artist named SEGO or OVBAL. One crazy…

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Rubin 415

Rubin 415

Rubin 415 was nine years old when he did his first tag. Tony “Rubin” Sjöman was the son of Finnish immigrant workers to Sweden and born and raised in the epicenter of boredom – the concrete projects of Bergsjön, Gothenburg – he…

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Roid

Roid

Roid is a renowned street artist and typographer from London who works entirely by hand with painstaking precision on a variety of canvases. These canvases include wood, paper, and even building walls. Roid, who is often known as…

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Roa

Roa

Street artist Roa is a muralist from Ghent, Belgium whose work has often been recorded and photographed, but very little is known about the artist and even less is documented. At a very young age Roa remembers wanting to be an…

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Rashe

Rashe

Rashe, also known as Simon Beuve, is a French artist and graphic designer born in 1989. His love for the art led him to discover graffiti in 2000. Since then, his work has thrived, utilizing varying textures and line work in…

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Ralph Ziman

Ralph Ziman

Ralph Ziman was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1963. Ralph has directed over 400 videos for artists as diverse as Ozzy Osbourne, Toni Braxton, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain and Rick James, winning numerous…

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Phlegm

Phlegm

Phlegm is a world-known cartoonist and illustrator from Wales. He is also well known for his self-published comics and highly creative street art. Phlegm’s work is distinctively detailed composed of odd figures and a narrative…

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Otto Schade

Otto Schade

Otto Schade, also known as Osch, was born in Chile on October 30 1971. The Chilean artist, takes us to this ethereal world that teeters between the surreal and abstract, opening his audience’s mind to the oniric. Otto Schade’s…

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Okuda

Okuda

Born Oscar San Miguel Erice in Santander, Pain on November 19, 1980, Okuda is a painter and sculptor internationaly known for his distinctive style. Okuda’s work can be classified as pop surrealism with a clear essence of…

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NME

NME

‘I just put pencil to paper, knife to card, and hand to can, and try to let the magic happen. It’s my labor of love and way of life. I live by… the paint and will probably die by the fumes, Its just what I do’ – Nme Nme is a…

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Never 2501

Never 2501

If there were ever an artist who truly captured the fundamentals of art, it would have to be Never 2501. Italian artist Never 2501’s works are visually stunning, diving head first into the essence of line art through his use…

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Miss Van

Miss Van

“Painting on walls was a way to show that I was boycotting the conventional art world. At my beginnings, I had a rebel mind. I also find this more exciting to paint in the street because it is forbidden.” — Miss Van Miss Van,…

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Mina Hamada

Mina Hamada

Mina Hamada was born in the United States and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Her life’s journey then moved her to Barcelona, Spain in 2009, where she met and grew to love the street art scene, diving head first into experimenting…

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Matt W Moore

Matt W Moore

Matt W. Moore works to the credo of ‘range is conducive to growth.’ Like many artists of his generation, Matt’s background was in performance board sports and the excellent art of graffiti, each with their core value…

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Ludo

Ludo

Ludo is a Parisian street artist who loves to create graphics and wheat pasting. He is based in France, but his work has been seen in Paris, London, Berlin, New York, Chicago, Tokyo, Bangkok, Shanghai, Hong Kong and even in Vatican…

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Kef

Kef

KEF! (born in 1989) is a graffiti artist coming from a small village close to Aachen in Germany who currently lives in London. KEF! excels in painting variations of lines and has a unique and intriguing abstract style. He paints…

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Kas

Kas

KAS was born and raised in Porto, Portugal, and now lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. The name KAS comes from a group of the artist’s friends who joined up every day at a place called Kastalia in Porto. ​His passion for art…

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JBAK

JBAK

James Bullough and Addison Karl, also known as JBAK, was an artist duo. With their latest projects and exhibitions dating back to 2013, both have been working in their separate ways. Originally from…

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INTI

INTI

INTI takes his name from the Incan sun god and the Quechua word for ‘the Sun’ as homage to his Chilean roots. His colossal murals pulse with the bright colours of a Latin carnival and the mysterious energy of Ancient South American…

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How and Nosm

How and Nosm

How and Nosm, or Raoul and Davide Perré, are identical twin brothers born in Spain who have become prevalent figures in today’s art world with their red, black and white based murals and paintings. Their large-scale murals are…

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Hopare

Hopare

Born in 1989, Alexandre Monteiro aka Hopare is a Paris-based growing figure of the street art scene. He discovered street art when he was around 12 years old while coming across an old factory covered with graffiti. He then started…

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Herakut

Herakut

Herakut is a German artist duo comprised of Hera (Jasmin Siddiqui) and Akut (Falk Lehmann). In 2004 both artists combined their works and names to create Herakut. Their successful collaboration merged their individual approaches…

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H101

H101

H101, or hachecientouno, was born in Madrid, Spain and now resides in Barcelona, another city within the same country. His work is inspired by the beauty of old cultures and their inherent mystic beliefs. Additionally, H101 is known…

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Gola Hundun

Gola Hundun

Gola Hundun was born in 1982 in Cesena Italy. At the early age of 12 he began working with the traditional lettering styles of graffiti, but at the age of 14 he returned to privacy of his home for all his illustration and…

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Giulio Vesprini

Giulio Vesprini

Born in 1980 in Civitanova Marche, Italy, Giulio Vesprini is an artist and graphic designer who works in a variety of media. He has attended two major schools: Accademy of Fine Arts in Macerata and the Departement of…

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Flix’s

Flix’s

Rafael Fernandez, better known as Flix, was born in 1976 and raised in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas. He is famous for his distinct style of transforming objects, walls and places into strong geometrical colourful art with an…

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Faith47

Faith47

Faith47 is an internationally acclaimed studio-based and street artist who is currently living in Cape Town, South Africa. She is married to the famous Chinese street artist DALeast. Faith47 is known to be among the most…

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Ever Siempre

Ever Siempre

Nicolás Romero Escalada, also known as Ever Siempre ans often shortened as Ever, is an Argentinan street artist who was born in Buenos Aires in 1985. Ever Siempre started painting graffiti in Buenos Aires in the 1990s, first…

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El Pun 18

El Pun 18

El Pun 18’s is sure to take you on a psychedelic art trip, and you’ll love every minute of it. Philip Cruz Villegas, also known as El Pun 18 and sometimes shortened as Pun 18, was a street artist who was born in 1985 in Bayamon,…

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El Mac

El Mac

El Mac is an artistic historian in his own right, capturing the influence of his culture within his works of art. Miles MacGregor, also known as El Mac, was born in 1980 in Los Angeles. The influence of El Mac’s Mexican and Chicano…

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ELK

ELK

E.L.K, aka Luke Cornish, is an Australian artist creating unique, powerful images from handmade stencils. His rise within the contemporary art world has been meteoric, becoming the first artist to be nominated for the Archibald…

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Eduardo Kobra

Eduardo Kobra

The continuously evolving kaleidoscope that is Eduardo Kobra’s art is certainly something to take note of. Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra utilizes bright colors and bold lines while staying true to a kaleidoscope theme…

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Don Mateo

Don Mateo

Don Mateo is a French street artist who was born at the beginning of the 1980s and grew up with hip hop and rap culture. The artist picked the name ‘Don Mateo’ as a reference to a certain period of his life when he used to live…

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Digital Does Graffiti

Digital Does Graffiti

Joos van Barneveld, better known as Digital DOES, is a multidisciplinary international artist recognized for his dizzying choice of colors, clean style and eye for detail. Does was born in 1982 in Veghel, The Netherlands and…

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David Walker

David Walker

David Walker (born in 1976) is a London-based portraitist who creates color-explosive portraits using spray paint in the form of street art. His work is done without the use of stencils or brushes and it is often blended…

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David P. Flores

David P. Flores

David P. Flores is an American artist and product designer. He was born in Tulare, California and attended high school at Tulare Union High School in the same city. After graduating from high school, he attended college in…

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DALeast

DALeast

DALeas, born in 1984 in Wuhan, China, is a prolific, multi-faceted artist known for his unusual paintings of animals. He has been making art since he was three and studied Sculpture at the Institute of Fine Arts. He was fascinated…

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Dadi Dreucol

Dadi Dreucol

Dadi Dreucol is a Spanish multi-faceted artist, painter and photographer. He started graffiti at the age of 12 and then studied at the Malaga School of Fine Arts and moved to Valencia to complete his art studies. Read…

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Crummy Gummy

Crummy Gummy

Mauricio Murillo, also known as Crummy Gummy, is an American photographer and street artist from Florida. He uses iconic images from childhood like the gummy bear, a recurring theme in his work, and combines them with…

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C215

C215

Born in 1973 as Christian Guémy, the Paris-based French street artist known as C215 has swiftly moved in to being one of the top stencil artists in the world. He is considered one of the top veterans still in the game, with his…

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Blu

Blu

Blu is an Italian street artist that currently lives in Bologna, Italy. He started painting in a capital of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna Region and has been involved in the street art scene since 1999. His works can be seen through the…

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Aryz

Aryz

Aryz is a famous Spanish street artist and an illustrator. He was born in 1988 in Palo Alto, California but moved back to Spain at the age of three where grew up in the suburbs of Barcelona. He quickly showed interest in the graffiti…

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Anthony Lister

Anthony Lister

Anthony Lister is an Australian graffiti artist. Born in 1979 in Brisbane, Australia, he studied at the Queensland College of Art. In 2002, he traveled to New York where he was mentored by the painter Max Gimblett. Lister…

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Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani is a unique New York-based artist known for his 3D geometric illusions made with tape. He was born in 1986 in Queens and is currently based in Brooklyn. He received in 2008 a BFA from Steinhardt School in…

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Btoy

Btoy

Andrea Michaelsson, better known as Btoy, is a Spanish female stencil artist mostly famous for her works based on old photographs of iconic women, most of them from the 1920’s-1950’s. She was born in 1977 in Barcelona, Spain. She…

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Apeseven

Apeseven

George Hambov, also known as Apeseven, was born in 1974. Apeseven grew up during the 1980’s in Sydney, Astralia. He discovered he had a proclivity toward the arts early in elementary school, around the time he was in third grade….

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A Squid Called Sebastian

A Squid Called Sebastian

A Squid Called Sebastian (ASCS) is a Ghent-based painter, street artist and tattoo artist at Studio KILINIK who was born in 1981 in small town Belmont near Boston, Massachusetts. He was exposed to street culture…

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Vera Bugatti

Vera Bugatti

Vera Bugatti is an Italian artist & street painter, born 1979. Vera has experience working across the world, from Europe, USA, and South America, meeting and being inspired by fantastic artists along the way…

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Shamsia Hassani

Shamsia Hassani

Shamsia Hassani started to do art “as every body has started, when I was 3-4 or before that, which I can not remember, but as I mentioned before, every child like to do painting and drawing”…

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Shalak Attack

Shalak Attack

“I am known artistically as “Shalak” or “Shalak Attack”, I am Canadian Born with Chilean roots, I am a little bit from all over, but would definitly say I am from the Americas (as in…”

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Mr. Thoms

Mr. Thoms

“I like to describe my style as a collection of many styles that mutate and change shape depending on the idea that I need to accomplish…

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JPS

JPS

“My younger influences before I got into street art were M.C Escher, Salvador Dali, Cezanne, DaVinci and Cartoon Art, Later in life…

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Dimitris Ntokos

Dimitris Ntokos

“I am Dimitris Ntokos from Greece and I’m making my scarabs all across Athens, based on irregular forms, combining patterns, geometrical forms, symbols and illusions…

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Bruno Smoky

Bruno Smoky

“I’m Bruno Smoky, Sao Paulo, Brazil. I have many influences and am always seeking more think the main society and the population of…

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