Oh if only some of our Irish graffiti “artists” were as good as this! Rodrigo Miguel Sepúlveda Nunes (Vile), born on September 15, 1984 in Vila Franca de Xira, where he still lives today. He is the eldest of two brothers, the son of a designer and a travel agent. In 1998, when he was only fourteen years old, he began to paint graffitis. He graduated from 2000 to 2006, having studied in two schools in Lisbon; “ETIC” and “ARCO”, Cartoon & Animation Films and Drawing and Illustration, in this same order. 2007 was the year of start as independent artist and professional painter. Techniques such as watercolor, oil, charcoal, digital drawing and tattooing are some of the ingredients that allowed him to evolve as a Graffiti / Street-art & Mural Painting artist.
Known as Vile, he uses realism combined with 3D techniques to explode a flat surface such as a wall into what can only be described as a masterpiece.
With clients such as:
Benfica Football Club
Portuguese Red Cross
Vila Franca de Xira Firefighters
DHV Consultancy and Engineering
It’s safe to say that drawing on walls paid off this talented chap. Although, best to ask permission first before you go and start spray painting in your area!