'Weapon of Choice' by Fanakapan and Nuno Viegas, 2021
Collaboration between the 2 artists based on their mural from 2016.
35 x 29.5 Inches
22-colour screen print on 330gsm Somerset Satin fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 100 (#85/100)
Hand-signed by both artists bottom right.
Hand-numbered and publisher embossed bottom left.
Also includes Graffiti Prints COA.
ARTIST BIO (Fanakapan)
Fanakapan is a prolific London-based street artist known for creating hyper realistic visuals of real life objects. His free hand, spray painting skills and the unmatched combination of shadow and reflective highlights he adds to his absolutely mind-boggling art works have earned him a stellar reputation within the urban contemporary art scene. Fanakapan has collaborated with URBAN NATION by contributing his works on a Community Wall project in 2018.
Looking at Fanakapan’s work from a distance, the human eye might be tricked into believing it is focussing on a real object. In fact, his 3D creations of helium foil balloon-based subjects look so real, that it often requires the help of the haptic sense to realize they were spray painted on a wall. Originally starting off doing stencil work in his hometown of Dorset, the self-taught artist with a background in prop making, got into working with spray painting in the early 2000’s. Over the years he developed into the extraordinary artist he is today. Despite some of his art works alluding to larger messages, he wants people to read into it whatever they think it should stand for.
ARTIST BIO (Nuno Viegas)
Nuno Viegas, also known as Metis, is a Portuguese artist born in Faro (1985) and raised in Quarteira. Founder of the art collective Policromia Crew, he started his artistic journey with graffiti in 1999.
After completing his studies in Visual Arts at the University of Algarve he moved to Rotterdam in the Netherlands (2014) where he discovered a new artistic identity and began to develop his painting strongly influenced by graffiti. This hip-hop subculture has been the focal point of the artist's production and its greatest source of inspiration.
Nuno presents us with a contrast between the visually aggressive reality of this subworld and his peaceful and clean representation in his works. The approach to this theme is a continuous tribute to all those who dedicate part of their lives to this culture, in search of moments, for almost nothing, in the heart of a society whose main objective is the quest for money and power.