Sergio Odeith was born in 1976, in Damaia, Portugal. He held a spray can for the first time in the mid 1980s,but it was in the 1990, when graffiti began its dissemination throughout Portugal and began to leave its Portuguese birthplace, Carcavelos, that the artist had his first contact with graffiti and its movement. His first experiences were sketched on street walls and train tracks and so the passion he had always shown for drawing had a newly found purpose and began evolving. Not long after, came the opportunity to paint large scale murals in Damaia, Carcavelos and in many social housing neighbourhoods, such as Cova da Moura, 6 de Maio and Santa Filomena.
Early on the artist showed a special interest in perspective and shading, in an obscure style, which he later called “sombre 3D”, where the compositions, landscapes of portraits, messages or homages, stood out for their realism and technique.
Odeith started painting this original style in 2005. He was the pioneer taking Graffiti into the anamorphic art. Searching for a way to make the difference around the street art world. Odeith started creating this uniquely brilliant pieces. Painting on more than one surface he creates a feeling of floating objects, insects and most of all, 3D letters. When viewed trough a camera from a defined place, seems like the illusion pops out the wall and comes alive.
Definitely this is his favorite style of paintings. Exploring abandoned factories are his favorite places to create and bring something fresh to the game. Since he became internationally recognized with these original pieces, Odeith travels around the world sharing his art and his thoughts.Eventually inspiring young kids to paint and follow their dreams. Below you can see a selection of his favorite pieces, painted between 2010 and 2016.
Odeith was, in 2005 internationally recognized for his groundbreaking incursions in the anamorphic art field , standing out for his compositions created in perspective and painted in different surfaces, such as 90 Degree corners or from the wall to the floor, creating an optical illusion effect. In 2008, he decided to close his tattoo studio (which he opened in 1999) and moved to London.
Currently, back in Lisbon, he assumed painting as his main activity, having created large scale murals for major national and international enterprises such as the London Shell, Kingsmill, the Coca-Cola Company, Estradas de Portugal, Samsung, Sport Lisboa e Benfica (football club) and several Portuguese city halls such as Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Câmara Municipal de Oeiras, amongst others.
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