Rio de JANEIRO
His versatile painting style likes to explore and navigate through subjects such as nature, Brazilian culture and Afrobrasileira ...
PANDRONOBA & SAPRETAH
The self-taught street artist Pandro Fernandez has been devoting himself to educational art since 1998. Founder of AUC - Urban Artists Crew, one of the oldest active groups in the urban art scene in Rio de Janeiro. Today he runs the "Graffiti Workshop in Penha", where he was born and grew up. On his now more than 20-year artistic career, Pandro Nobã has made many communities in Rio a little bit more colorful with his art. But not only the "better" neighborhoods are places of his work, he also tries to make the viewer smile with his art in favelas and even in prisons.His versatile painting style likes to explore and navigate through subjects such as nature, Brazilian culture and Afrobrasileira. His works are characterized by strong and meaningful colors and pictures. He is particularly fascinated by Afrobrasileira, the art of Brazilians of African origin.
It's no coincidence that he immortalized Sabrina Sant'Ana - artist name Sapretah. She is a popular singer, dancer and choreographer at the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, where she represents two samba schools. With her music school Villa Lobos she is also a celebrated figure of the carnival every year. Under the title Elewá, she leads the Afro group of her city as Queen of Afoxe Omo Ifá through the hustle and bustle of the world-famous spectacle of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Her motto: “Art saves lives! Art saved me! "