Mr. Dheo

Mr. Dheo always related to Art. When he was three years old he began to copy sentences from newspapers and magazines and drawing on his own. He had no pencil or notebook, just pens and loose sheets of paper. From childhood to his teens, the compulsive need to express himself became a habit. Always rejecting any kind of conection to a school or Art course, he developed his own tecniques, which enabled him to evolved without direct influences. As an autodidact, Mr. Dheo sees Art in a very personal way, were there is no room for rules and limits.

His first contact with graffiti was when he was 15 years old. Without knowing anyone connected to that area or that even shared the same interest, he began drawing sketches exploring innumerous ways of simply writing names. Months later he did his first street painting and started to meet other artists to whom he related and that motivated him to carry on.

Today, after nine years of continuous work, Mr. Dheo is more focused on doing street walls and interior and exterior decoration in all kinds of places and he also collaborates with brands for the personalization of various accessories. Versatile, he is the only street artist in Portugal at the moment, who dedicates himself to photorealistic productions, which, together with the graphic component of his work, give him a very personal and particular style in constant development and improvement. Mr. Dheo also extends his work field to graphic design, mostly as an illustrator, in the creation of corporate identities and advertising images and even in these graphic works, you can always feel his urban influences.

More from Mr. Dheo on his Flickr / MySpace / Website.

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