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Smael

Born in: 1980

Brazil

Biography

Smael Vagner Lima alias "Smael" was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1980.

He is one of the best known Brazilian street artists. One of the founders of the Graffiti movement Carioca, Smael started painting in the streets of Rio de Janeiro in the 80s.

He quickly built a world of colorful crooked creatures. Having become one of the most recognizable figures of South-American graffiti, Smael is very successful on the American continent. His notoriety also brought him to Europe. His vivid, colorful and intense works tell us about his life in Rio with great poetry.

His approach to graffiti has always been innovative and provocative. Through his works, Smael explores new possibilities of language in the streets and created a personal image that distinguishes his from other graffiti artists.

Moreover, it was thanks to him that in 2008, the Brazilian government decriminalized urban graffiti. His fame reached the United States and Europe where he took part in several collective shows. He is also involved in the creation of a graffiti school for young people from the favelas.

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  • Painting Abstract

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Smael, Bicicletas, Print

Smael

Bicicletas, 2011
6.7 x 9.4 x 0 inch
Print

$61

Smael, Ecos abstratos, Painting

Smael

Ecos abstratos, 2015
35.4 x 63 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$7,078

Smael, A luz do fim do dia na praia do sono La lumière de la fin de la journée à la plage du sommeil), Painting

Smael

A luz do fim do dia na praia do sono La lumière de la fin de la journée à la plage du sommeil), 2010
51.2 x 51.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$8,298

Smael, Quando O sol se for na Marambaia (quand le soleil se couche sur la plage de Marambïa), Painting

Smael

Quando O sol se for na Marambaia (quand le soleil se couche sur la plage de Marambïa), 2010
51.2 x 51.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$8,298

Smael, O rio visto do MAC, Painting

Smael

O rio visto do MAC, 2010
39.4 x 59.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$7,932

Smael, Equilibriste, Painting

Smael

Equilibriste, 2013
25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Painting

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