'Shirt Mask VII' by Nuno Viegas, 2019
Very rare Printers Proof edition.
31.5 x 24.6 Inches
80 x 63 Centimeters
12-color screen print on deckled edge 300gsm Somerset Satin fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 75 (#PP-4)
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Published embossed bottom left.
Includes original Goldmark Atelier COA.
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.