Street Art by Valdi Valdi.
Thiago Furtado is originally from Florianópolis, an brazilian island. He’s known in the urban art scene as Valdi-Valdi, and has been doing graffiti since 2006.
His fascination for coast culture and the custumes of the Portuguese and the Spanish matched perfectly with the graffiti urban culture, wich is also rich in content. It was through his street works that his art aquired self expression and an identity.
The ocean is his main source of inspiration, and the feminine figure in his works expresses the beauty and admiration that the artist has for the uncontrallable forces of the ocean.
Vigorous fluid lines set the visual style of these subjects; wich always interact in various different urban environments.
This fusion of influences resulted in expressive and authentic works. With spraying techniques derived from graffiti, the artist creates works in great proportions and with an incredible tecnical and aesthetic detail.
For thar reason, his art has been exposed in well known places of the capital. Such as the entrance hall of CIC (Cultural center of Florianópolis) in 2011, on the mural of Colombo Salle’s Bridge and at the Cruz e Souza historical palace. Besides numerous paintings through-out the city and art galleries.
Working as a graffiti artist for few years, he received important prizes such as in the Santa Catarina state chalenge “Salão jovem artista /2009” and in a national event organizes by the australian spray company Ironlak in 2011, beeing on of the chosen ones among 900 participants to represent his own
city in various graffiti events around the country. Has participated in graffiti events in São Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro and others.
But what makes his work even more fascinating is the greatness with the artist depicts themes that simple. Really a passionate vision of their own reality. We see in ValdiValdi art a mix of urban cultures and traditional costumes presented unexpectedly.
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