About This Project

Gonçalo Mar

Visual Artist

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At the age of 12 he already drew figures of his imagination with a bit of chalk in the asphalt. Over the years his professional choice was natural. During his academy course – graduated in Fashion Design at the F.A.L. – he applies for a job in a Portuguese animation studio “Magic Toons”, as a drawing artist.It´s by this time, in 98, that he has his first experience with graffiti.


Since then, moved by his artistic convictions, Mar looks for constant self evolution and for the graffiti movement-which is evolving globally. Known by his peers for his characters, he stands out for the way he builts his characters and atmospheres giving them lines and shapes that make them unique.


Among a lot of commissioned works/street works, individuals or collective shows, the “VSP_Visual Street Performance” was one of the most notorious as a colective exhibition, being one of the most important of its kind in Portugal. He is also the mentor of “SeixalGraffit” since 2005, and took part in the international exhibition of customised sneakers “We Love Sneakers”, and the Eurocultured Tour in East Europe.


Nowadays, his artistic aim has to do with the exploration of new urban spaces, and with the never ending evolution in the visual field, as well as in the graphic one, that graffiti can still offer.