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Nunca is one of the most prolific ‘grafiteiro’ from the concrete jungle’s of Såo Paulo, Brazil. From a young age starting as a “pixador”.
Francisco Rodriguez da Silva also call by his close friends “Kiko”. Nunca has attracted the graffiti eye from every angle of the world, touring the European continent and participating in expositions in various events in his native Brazil.
Nunca was hit up by Nike sportswear “soccer” to do a project / collaboration for the upcoming World Cup in South Africa. The collection included 3+ pairs of different styles of soccer shoes as well as a vulcanized high top, soccer jerseys, polos, t-shirts, hood sweaters and other items…
His trademark of Pixação has allow him to create icons and mascots for the collection as well as some indigenous artwork and his famous line work and bold pixo angles on his distinctive style.
Nike has release the collection this month, May 2010, and you can view more of Nunca x Nike Sportwear. (photos)>
ESCADARIA SELARON, Snt Tereza: Rio De Janeiro. Arte Mundial (brief autobiography by Selaron) / Photo story by Oliver ‘Souls’ VelasquezPosted in arte universal / universal art, Brasil, Brasil Arte Urbano, Listen Recovery, photography on June 3, 2009 by Listen Recovery
I was born in Chile, South America in 1947 and after travelling, working and living in more than 50 countries, I arrived in Brazil in 1983. In 1990, I started work on my major masterpiece which, little by little, turned into the most original stairway in the world. It has 250 stairs and is 125 metres long. In the beginning, everyone laughed at me I covered the steps in green, blue and yellow tiles – the colours of the Brazilian flag. As I worked, my profession changed from painter to sculptor, my hands covered in blood, calluses, irritating and in pain. Even though the work was difficult, I was passionate about it.
I worked without rest and I stopped when I had no more material left. When that happened, I painted paintings to earn some money so that I would be able to continue my work. Since 1977, I have painted and drawn over 25,000 pregnant women, my choice of subject due to a past personal issue. I have already painted more than 300 tiles and I have put much of my life into my masterpiece. I have invented a fantastic unique technique which consists of constantly changing the tiles. This gives a unique energy, and makes it a living, mutating work of art with over 2000 different tiles, collected in over 60 different countries.
by OLIVER ‘SOULS’ VELASQUEZ (from his diaries in Brazil 2008)