Nuno Viegas, also known as
Metis, is a Portuguese artist born in Faro (1985) and raised in Quarteira.
Founder of the art collective Policromia Crew, he started his artistic journey
with graffiti in 1999.
After completing his studies
in Visual Arts at the University of Algarve he moved to Rotterdam, The
Netherlands (2014) where he discovered a new artistic identity and began to
develop his paintings strongly influenced by the graffiti scene. This has been
the focal point of the artist’s production and its greatest source of
Nuno presents us a contrast
between the visually aggressive and sometimes dirty reality of traditional
graffiti and its peaceful and clean representation in his works. The approach
to this theme is a continuous tribute to all those who dedicate part of their
lives to this scene. Graffiti Writers who keep it real and alive in a time
where the definition of graffiti tends to get blurred and mixed with street
In 2016 Nuno worked with
Street Art Today in Amsterdam which launched the artist into the street art
scene rapidly getting the attention of Urban Nation Berlin – Museum for
Contemporary Urban Art. Along the following years the artist has been working
with Yasha Young Projects, Graffiti Prints, Thinkspace Gallery and Nextstreet
Gallery and we can now see his work expanding through walls and art venues all
over the globe always aiming to improve and move towards his dream – to tag the
By the end of 2019, Nuno
returns to his hometown Quarteira, in Portugal, where he is based at the
Esta obra segue o discurso do Artista sobre o graffiti
e apresenta-nos uma das suas mais aclamadas personagens, uma ¨Shirt Mask¨, que
retrata um Writer, um ser que pinta graffiti nas nossas cidades sob anonimato.
Ao estilo de René Magritte que pinta um cachimbo e por baixo escreve ¨ceci
n'est pas une pipe¨ (Isto não é um
cachimbo), O artista Quarteirense retrata o graffiti constantemente afirmando
que ¨Isto não é graffiti¨.