GCA Gallery Paris presents «Made in Portugal», a non-exhaustive list of the most influential
artists of the Portuguese street art scene. Mostly born in the early Hip-Hop years, the influence of
urban art is transposed here into multiple universes with very different artistic techniques: stencils,
collages, brushes, aerosol cans, assemblies…
Coming from several regions of Portugal, these 7 artists presented during this event offer us bright
colors and transpose us the universe as warm as alive of their country. Despite their common roots,
their international and artistic experiences make this exhibition a rich and passionate gathering,
thus showing a wide artistic panel of Portugal.
Thanks to the development of globalization and the awakening of curiosity, the call for knowledge
and artistic discoveries has allowed most of these artists to enrich their style. Reunited all over the
world and immersed in various cultures, these Portuguese graffiti artists expose their talent by associating
their new research with this new knowledge.
We see through these works the great artistic openness and modernity that Portugal is capable of.
By reconciling at once an artistic identity of its own and other inspirations from the world, Portugal
presents itself to us as a fountain of infinite imagination.
While urban art began to settle in the United States or France in the 1960s, Portugal succumbed
only a few years later. We can be all the more surprised by this delay when we know that Portugal
is recognized today as one of the best street art spots in the world.
«Made in Portugal» allows the French public to meet an artistic part of this country which has become
an international reference in urban art. The quality and the multiplicity of works have become
a main attraction, attracting the world and renowned figures of graffiti.
Receiving these internationally recognized artists is therefore a unique opportunity, as their walls
that capture the global interest are brought to us on canvas. And in big.