Nuno Viegas

Faro / Portugal

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 in the Netherlands (2014) where he discovered a new artistic identity and began to develop his painting strongly influenced by graffiti […]

Biography / Nuno Viegas

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 in the Netherlands (2014) where he discovered a new artistic identity and began to develop his painting strongly influenced by graffiti.

This hip-hop subculture has been the focal point of the artist's production and its greatest source of inspiration. Nuno presents us a contrast between the visually aggressive and sometimes dirty reality of the graffiti subworld and his 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 culture, in search of moments, for almost nothing, in the heart of a society whose main objective is the conquest of money and power.

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  • Blog
Community Wall by Nuno Viegas & Nina Fernande
The Portuguese artist Nuno Viegas is an old friend and supporter of URBAN NATION. His sensational installation of the three masked graffiti sprayers can be seen in the current museum exhibition. He was in the city with Nina Fernande and
  • One Wall
Recap: ONE WALL 2018
One building, one wall, one artist – the ONE WALL project continues to take the spotlight in which urban contemporary art currently stands and focus it on the areas from which it comes: on the districts and neighbourhoods. ONE WALL

Art Map / Nuno Viegas