For as long as I can remember, street artists have been looked down upon. Graffiti is a form of art where artists use spray paint to place their vision in the public where as many people as possible can see it. Sometimes it is a name or a cartoon. Other times it’s something the public just doesn’t want to see. The issue most people have is that the art is usually placed on public areas that were not intended for art. This has given graffiti artists a bad name over the years but there’s a Portuguese artist who goes by the name VILE who is standing out from the crowd of graffiti artists. He has introduced a technique that people are actually enjoying. He’s very good at grabbing his audience’s attention by carving his name into any surrounding with a can of paint. But his street art allows us to see through walls that most people wouldn’t even notice.
VILE whose real name is Rodrigo Miguel Sepúlveda Nunes lives in Portugal and started honing his craft when he was just 14 years old. He fell in love with graffiti and dove deep into studying cartoon and animation films, drawing, illustrations, tattoos and other medias of colorful art.
His undeniable talent has evolved over the years and he has made a name for himself with his detailed works of art.
One of the reasons people don’t usually appreciate graffiti is because people can have a tendency to take away from the natural surroundings. With the world as a background, VILE has figured out a way to blend into his surroundings.
His art is uniquely subtle yet very bold.
He takes what is already there and seamlessly incorporates his vision without obstructing the natural area he chooses to paint.
His 3-D technique is not easy to replicate or pull off. Especially with his perfect understanding of color.
Because he is utilizing the background as part of his art, people seem to be more accepting of this style of graffiti.
This technique adds an entirely new element to the art that is appreciated based on the skill to pull it off alone.
Instead of just painting his mark on a wall distracting you from the surroundings, he has decided to camouflage his name making the art even more powerful and unique.
Many of these pieces have actually enhanced their surroundings making something that would otherwise be forgotten immediately appreciated.
The detail is what really stands out with Rodrigo’s work. The smallest areas are shaded, the cracks and lines look real and natural. This is talent!
Graffiti artists have been accepted more and more into society and their work is being appreciated by a larger audience.
This has sparked an evolution in graffiti art inspiring new ideas and new techniques.
He doesn’t need to distract from the environment to be seen, his talent is enough.
His ability to recognize the colors in the area and match them perfectly speaks volumes about his understanding of art and technique.
By using his 3-D technique he opens a new window of imagination onto every wall he touches.
There are many techniques and styles with graffiti. The goal is to stand out. Rodrigo found a way to do so without competing with his surroundings.
He’s 34 years old and has been perfecting his technique for 20 years now.
Choosing his canvas must be a unique process on its own because his art incorporates what would be or is behind the wall bringing a lot of depth to his work.
I’m curious as to how many cans of paint and how many different colors are used in his pieces.
A lot of his works of art will make you do a double take. They fit in place so perfectly on every canvas he chooses.
Graffiti art has come such a long way in the last 20 years and some people are actually making a high-paying career out of.
He has gained a lot of attention because of his detailed 3-D pieces with over 73k Instagram followers.
You can give him a follow or check out more of his unique art by clicking here.
More info: Vile Graffiti
Graffiti has come a long way over the years and as an art lover, I love seeing the direction that it’s heading. It still holds its raw form by utilizing obscure canvases around communities that everyone can see but it is moving in a direction that is more about the talent and the art rather than just displaying your name in hard to reach areas.