Nomen - Inner self - XL

Nomen - Inner self - XL
Acrylic on canvas, Spray on cotton - Artist's stamp, Hand signed - 1 - 2020

This is NOT a print, it is one time created original work of art, started from a blank canvas

Sent rolled in a tube.

Important information:

• Art is painted right to the edges as seen in the photo, this is to provide a 360-degree art view when gallery wrapped.
• One time created unique art
• Signed by the artist
• It comes with artist´s certificate of authenticity
• The painting is varnished at the end
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Genuine article - Extra large painting "Inner Self XL size"

Technique and Medium: Spray paint, acrylics and brushes

Size: 150 cm x 200 cm (59 in x 78 in)

Nomen aka Nuno Reis (1974) is a Graffiti / Street Art pioneer in Portugal, painting since 1989.
He is an artist of high recognition and merit, in the Portuguese visual arts panorama being one of the oldest, and prestigious artists of Street Art in Portugal.

Furthermore, Nomen's artwork was chosen and highlighted as essential for the beginning of street art in Portugal in the late 80's on the book “Tráfego, Antologia Crítica da Nova Visualidade Portuguesa” - “Traffic, Critical Anthology of the New Portuguese Visuality” published in 2001 by Porto 2001-European Capital of Culture .

Nowadays, he is considered an international mural artist with enormous talent and extraordinary versatility, able to multiply himself in themes that range from his dancing letters of graffiti to captivating expressive and colorful female faces, to Pop and 3D themes, where it was portrayed in several magazines, websites, books and international publications that showed Nomen's artwork in during his career of 30 years of graffiti.
In 2010, the book “3D Street Art”, from Tectum Publishers, Belgium highlighted his work with 6 dedicated pages. This book introduces you to some of the most remarkable 25 artists from the past, present and future of 3D street art in the world along with artists like Roa, Blue Sky, Dan Witz, Edgar Mueller, Daim…

Nomen who is a versatile and prolific artist from an early age, he began to spread his art and mastery of Graffiti outside of Portugal, putting his name in graffiti letters, on walls and trains since the early 90s, in Spain, France, Switzerland , Holland, Germany and the rest of Europe.

Later, from the year 2000 onward, he wanted to complement his work in the most illustrative area and began to paint female faces, initially based on photo realism, but then over the years this process has gone through more carefree and expressionist techniques based on the distortion of the elements.

He paused on his favorite topics and themes of mural painting between 2011 and 2014 to let himself be contaminated and enthused by the politico-social graffiti, which he used as a form of struggle and protest during Troika times and the social crisis and political instability that Portugal was going through .
His famous intervention murals “Merckel´s Puppets” and “Pray For Portugal” were published and seen, in newspapers all over the world, illustrating the crisis in Europe that was going on in that period of time, such as the New York Times, The Guardian or el País.

From 2014 until today, he specialized in large-scale visual murals such as buildings and large infrastructures, where he achieved the greatest worldwide exposure of his work, with the famous painting, “Take your mask off”, which shows an African girl taking off a white woman's mask, painted in a building in Sacavém, Lisbon 2014.
He painted many times outside of Europe, in countries like Panama, Qatar, Israel, etc., in top places and participated in Bienale Sur Panama in 2013; The painting of 2 entire floors on the walls of the Beit Hair Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel in 2017; Interior painting of the Qatar Museum Authorities, Doha, Qatar, 2018

Throughout his career as an artist become friend and painted on walls alongside giants of Graffiti and World Street Art such as Cope 2, Os Gémeos, Loomit, Daim, Odeith, Rough.
Furthermore, Nomen participated in more than 4 festivals of International meetings of styles, including the first meeting, which was held in Portugal in 1999.

In 2017 Nomen edited and published his own book “Graffiti my life History”.
Since 2017 until today, the artist has focused even more on his studio work, painting canvases, 3D objects and installations, which are acquired by galleries and collectors around the world.
His art is a subject of study of contemporary art in schools with the chair of art history in Portugal and is part of the Portuguese university school educational program.

Buying Nomen's art is a symbol of buying authentic history of a muralist with international projection, talented, dedicated and passionate since childhood by spray-painted mural art.

Lot details
Title of artwork
Inner self - XL
Acrylic on canvas, Spray on cotton
Artist's stamp, Hand signed
As new
Image size
150×205 cm
Total dimensions
150×205×1 cm
Sold with frame
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