José Augusto Amaro Handa, also known as Zezão was born in São Paulo. In the 90s he took on his quest as a graffiti artist to give some colour, light and statement to and from the underworld. His style is truly recognizable and simple, a variation of blue coloured signature word ‘VÍCIO’. Zezão has collaborated with URBAN NATION by contributing his works on a One Wall project in 2017.
Hamilton Yokota (aka Titi Freak) born in 1974 in São Paulo, Brazil, he has Japanese ancestry. Titi Freak first began writing graffiti in 1995 on the streets of São Paulo, Brazil. His style fuses Eastern and Western cultures, with fashion, pop imagery, illustration, graffiti and comic influences. He has created illustration work for many international ad agencies and several worldwide brands. He has also painted in the streets of cities around the world, and his fine art has been exhibited in
galleries throughout Asia, South America and Europe.
New York City based and Brazilian born artist PIXOTE, is an outstanding street artist. Best known for his graffiti art but also his paintings his style is very similar to the Brazilian pixação, in his goal to spread positivity, awareness and love throughout his work. PIXOTE’s works are featured as a part of the opening of URBAN NATION Museum in 2017.
Australian born artist James Reka (Reka One) is based in Berlin and describes his art as ‘a paradox between sharp design and graffiti, held together with a fuse of passion and spray paint’. He has taken part in URBAN NATION’s Project M/1 and his works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.
Eindhoven-based Jeroen Heemann also known as Erosie, is a visual artist, known for his colourful and abstract style that could be interpreted as Matisse-inspired by aficionados of Expressionism. Erosie’s art can be found on concrete as well as on canvas and all over the world. Erosie collaborated with URBAN NATION on Project M/12 in 2017.
Daniel Götesson also known as EKTA, is a Swedish artist, currently based in Gothenburg. He is also an animator, sculptor, designer and illustrator. His focus as an artist is places geometrical figures and shapes in an order that feels right for him. EKTA’s works can be found on their collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/12 in 2017.
Born in Munich and residing in Berlin, German street artist ‘Nasca’ honours his Peruvian roots through his name, which derives from the extinct Nazca culture of South-Peru and by depicting indigenous, South-American figures. Influenced by ’90s cartoons, his detailed portraits for which he mainly uses colours occurring in nature, blending realism and cartoonist elements. Nasca’s works are featured in the URBAN MATION 2018 exhibition, ’Understand The Power of Art as a Social Architect“.
Zelle Asphaltkultur is a Düsseldorf-based artist collective. They create graffiti, agitprop and political art, working with media that ranging from photos and videos to installations, prints, collages and paintings. They create urban intervention art inspired from graffiti. Zelle Asphaltkultur’s works can be found on their collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/11 in 2017.
Born Cédric Pinterelli in Basel, Switzerland, Sweetuno is a versatile street artist who is heavily involved with the performing arts, working as a director and stage actor in the South-German town of Heidelberg. Influenced by Basel’s graffiti scene he started writing and spray-painting classic old-school graffiti on walls in the early 90s. Working within the street art scene for over 20 years, he stuck to his style but tries to look for ways of continuous improvement. His works can be found on his collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/11 in 2017.