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OKER

 

Oker (Mário Fonseca) is an artist from Porto with work in different areas, from graffiti to urban art, illustration, graphic design and photography. Versatility defines his works and projects, showing different aesthetic approaches in his artworks. He mixes organic lines and animated characters, combining textures and abstract shapes that give a clean look to his compositions.

 

 

THIRD

 

The work of Third always exceeds the more rooted limits of the urban art concept. His inspiration comes unquestionably from everyday life, immersed in urban culture, but he constantly seeks to express his creativity beyond graffiti, with a strong expression as an illustrator.

 

His style prioritizes the representation of three-dimensional structures with a touch of realism.

This work results from the refinement of painting techniques and the representation of the human figure often caricatured, nevertheless these representations reproduce images that are not very far from realistic drawing in terms of composition.

 

Third defends the search for his creative direction, originality and perfection, seeing himself as the only one able to set limits to his expression, although he never does so himself. The artist pursues constant development, and his main inspiration is everyday life, portraying experiences, having himself as the center, the catalyst of all inspiration.

 

DRAW

 

Frederico Draw is a member of Colectivo Rua that uses spray cans as if they were pencils, making portraits of generally unknown characters. His unique style lends lyricism to the subject represented and makes each wall resemble a sketchpad in which pencils are replaced by spray paint. The theatrical intensity of his portraits is emphasized by the level of detail of the gazes, in clear contrast to the rest of the face.

 

CONTRA

 

The work of Contra (1984) has roots in different areas, from graffiti to abstract art, with his focus being the painting of murals and the construction of art installations. In a mostly manual process, these areas culminate in a visual miscellany that reflects his experiences, thoughts and ideas. At the basis of his work is a constant search for new approaches and techniques that enhance the development and evolution of his compositions. He explores new textures through the use of recycled materials and seeks to give a new life to obsolete objects. He is an integrant member and co-founder of Colectivo RUA.

 

 

THE CAVER

 

Born in Lisbon (1983), THE CAVER is primarily a street artist, but he has also brought his work into galleries and worked frequently with some of the most important Portuguese and multinational brands. His background is traditional graffiti which he started doing regularly on the streets since 1998 but nowadays we can see his work evolved and refined in large façades and murals in many cities in Portugal and in the world. His work is characterized by the use of simple but very strong forms, combined with a harmonious composition of colors and an often enigmatic content.

 

 

FEDOR

 

Fedor is an artist born in Porto, where he currently lives and develops most of his work.

He started his career in street art in 2000, and shortly after founded the collective Maniaks with Neutro and Mots, also from the same city. In 2014, he becomes a member of Coletivo Rua, one of the most important collectives to come out of Porto in these days. His work is versatile, adapting various languages in order to meet each challenge, however, it is for the illustrative style and lettering composition that he is best known.

 

Fan of contrasting and vibrant palettes, he pays special attention to the line that defines his shapes, which is almost always very strong and dynamic. He has already developed several professional works for municipalities, companies or private clients, as well as some solo or collaborative exhibitions, but he also likes to leave his work in the streets of Porto, so that all citizens have access to it for free. It is quite common to see his mascot, which is inspired by wolves and weasels, represented in his works, usually sarcastically inserted in everyday situations of a human life.

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Rua Padre Joaquim Alves Correia, nº 10
38.773403,-9.103681

Synopsis:

Celebrating the world, showing various cultures, in which we see a snake charmer, a train, an elephant and sunflowers and even a collection of "nerds of the world" – represented by the portraits of various cultures and ethnicities. A art work that oscillates between realism and cartoon, shows us the dexterity of 6 consecrated artists, in their greatest intervention carried out as an artistic collective. Fedor, Oker, Noise (Contra + Draw), The Caver, Third, artists from Porto with very different plastic features, create a collection of images that allow us to "map" the world in Casal dos Machados.

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