Tinho + Pato + Flip in UK - Exhibition at ocontemporary gallery
ocontemporary is delighted to host the UK debut of the highly acclaimed Brasilian artists :
Walter Nomura “Tinho”
André Monteiro “Pato”
Felipe Yung “Flip”
One of Brasilian graffiti's pioneers, Tinho incorporates skate and punk influences to express his experiences of cities throughout the world. Pato believes that fantasy and humour give a freedom to help us understand social issues, his colourful work influenced by animated tv, comic books and cinema, while Flip was one of the first graffiti artists in Brasil to draw characters without letters and to work with posters and stickers. All three artists have a huge international following and are highly acclaimed in their native Brasil.
The show at ocontemporary will feature originals and be accompanied by exclusive show prints.
Tinho, Pato, and Flip will be creating a mural on a wall in central Brighton on Thursday 21st June. This project is in association with Rarekind Gallery and Brighton Council, all welcome, more details soon...
"It's fantastic news to hear that a taste of Sao Paulo's graffiti art scene is about to land on our shores. Flip, Pato and Tinho are all extraordinary artists who have developed in the unique atmosphere of Brazil's graffiti capital. On this city's streets the rough and the smooth are mixed together. The frenetic cult of pichaao tagging mixes with free-flowing artistic creation. The attitude is DIY - painting with whatever is available with individual expression. Murals and pieces by these particular artists can be found in neighbourhoods across the city, while in recent years they have also been developing their work in other mediums."
Tristan Manco, author 'Graffiti Brasil', Thames and Hudson