Odeith was born in 1976 in Damaia (Portugal). He first
got his hands on a spray can in the mid of 80s, but it was in the following
decade, when graffiti began to spread in Portugal and to emerge outside his
birthplace - Carcavelos, that he had his first contact with graffiti and the
movement that was beginning. His first experiences were made in the street and
on train tracks, and in this way the passion he had always shown for drawing
found a new direction and could begin to develop. After a short time, opportunities
arose to paint large murals in Damaia, Carcavelos, and several social housing
projects, including Cova da Moura, 6 de Maio, and Santa Filomena.
From an early age, he revealed a special interest for
perspective and shadow, in an obscure style that he came to call "3D
sombre", where the compositions, whether landscapes or portraits, messages
or tributes, stood out for their realism and technique.
In 2005, he was internationally recognized for his
innovative incursions into the so-called anamorphic art, where he stood out for
the compositions created in perspective painted on different surfaces, such as
90-degree corners or from the wall to the floor, creating an optical illusion
In 2008 he decides to close the doors of his tattoo
studio (opened in 1999), to work in London.
Currently, back in Lisbon, he assumed painting as his
main activity, having created murals for national and international companies
such as London Shell, Kingsmill, Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Coca-Cola, Estradas de
Portugal, Samsung, Lisbon City Hall, Oeiras City Hall, among others.
Among the events in which he
participated, we highlight: Meeting of Styles (Germany), Museum of Public Art
(Louisiana, USA), MuBE - Brazilian Sculpture Museum (São Paulo, Brazil), 1st
Bienal del Sur (Panama), 2nd Anniversary of the Museu Coleção Berardo, among
The word Lisbon will be painted there with a three-dimensional style, without shocking
much, simulating the presence of some stone letters on the bridge
“A ideia aqui é ter umas peças anamórficas, como aquelas que costumo fazer em espaços abandonados, que normalmente só são vistas na internet ou nas redes sociais. Só quem consegue encontrar uma fábrica abandonada onde eu tenha pintado é que consegue ver a obra ao vivo.
A exposição tem um bocadinho de tudo: insetos, carros, umas caveirinhas de animais…. Haverá sinalização no chão, onde as pessoas terão de se situar para conseguirem ver a tridimensionalidade da peça. Convém que as pessoas tragam o telemóvel, porque a maior parte dos efeitos só são vistos com uma câmara. “
“The idea here is to have some anamorphic pieces, like those I usually make in abandoned spaces, which are usually only seen on the internet or on social networks. Only those who can find an abandoned factory where I have painted can see the work live. The exhibition has a little bit of everything: insects, cars, some animal skulls…. There will be signs on the floor, where people will have to position themselves to be able to see the three-dimensionality of the piece. People should bring their mobile phone, as most effects are only seen with a camera. "