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.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro to a family of artists, PIXOTE moved to New York City in the early 90’s and was immersed in the Lower East Side music, skateboarding and graffiti scenes. With a style that strongly resembles the pixação style from his home country, PIXOTE presents NYC’s landscape with a sea of script atop the city’s greatest heights.
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’.
Erosie’s practice originates from the fluidity and restless process of graffiti lettering. This discipline – where lines, letters and shapes evolve gradually and almost imperceptibly towards unpredictable results – has been such at the core of his production to leave
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 group of artists whose works range between graffiti, agitprop and political art. Their works are mostly found on trains or alongside the train racks and are often followed by a huge medial and virtual resonance. Most
Sweetuno was born and raised in Basel, Switzerland. For the past 12 years he has been living and working in Heidelberg, Germany. Since his beginning with graffiti 1989, he has commited himself to classical graffiti: from tag to throwup, from