Presto

São Paulo / Brazil

Street and studio artist Presto was born in 1976 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Presto uses spray paint and acrylic on canvas as well as he often adds colour to old wood or rusted materials, always excited by the contrast between the old and the vivid colours of his characters. Presto’s works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’. […]

Biography / Presto

Street and studio artist Presto was born in 1976 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Presto uses spray paint and acrylic on canvas as well as he often adds colour to old wood or rusted materials, always excited by the contrast between the old and the vivid colours of his characters. Presto’s works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.

Presto’s attraction to art leads back to his comic book preference in childhood days. He started creating his narrative and character-based artworks in 1996. He graduated at Carlos de Campos school like many other famous Brazilian street artists, some of whom being, OS Gemeos, Alex Hornest or Speto.

His recognizable style’s base are unique characters that he developed since he started painting on the streets in 1996. Working in the studio and on the streets all over the world, he aims to transport viewers to new dimensions with his unique visual language.

 

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