Nuno Viegas is not your average graffiti artist. Considering his young age, few can bridge the gap between graffiti culture and fine art while staying true to both as well as he does. Born in Faro, Portugal in 1985, his graffiti path started as a young man in 1999. As a century was to end, Viegas was to record the experience that was before, and create a new future that was to become the present. With an impeccable graffiti style and a love for all things Hip Hop and Graffiti, at some point Nuno AKA Metis, started to notice there was something else driving him as apposed to just the material trappings of the society he was observing. Introducing Portuguese Artist Nuno Viegas
Society, graffiti, paper planes and surviving the grind…
His creative vocabulary expanded as he completed Visual Art studies at the University of Algarve and then moved to Rotterdam in the Netherlands where he would open a whole new chapter in his life. Although aware of the visual aggressiveness in the graffiti game which started his artistic path, Viegas was searching for moments of peace, harmony and nothingness that was missing from the machine we call society. It was with that his merge between paper planes, graffiti and canvas artwork came to its own. Combining his skills with Montana GOLD spray paint and drawing with the Montana Acrylic markers, he created his magical world where many important elements of his life and philosophy come together in one concept.
In every beast there is a heart, compassion and a spirit, and with cans, colors and time, Nuno Viegas is visually trying to show this balance. As with the recent mural he painted at the Urban Nation Museum in Berlin. Where he had his chance to let loose with a crate full of Montana GOLD. Precision and control was required for this tonally dynamic masterpiece. Emerge yourself in his talent here:
Images by Nuno Viegas, Nika Kramer and Urban Nation
Introducing Portuguese Artist Nuno Viegas