Thiago Valdi (Brazil)
“Untitled”, 2016 Sunset Pavilion, Asbury Park, NJ
Thiago Rogério de Castro Furtado is originally from Florianópolis, a Brazilian island. He’s known in the urban art scene as ValdiValdi, and has been doing graffiti since 2006.
His fascination for coast culture and the costumes of the Portuguese and the Spanish matched perfectly with the graffiti urban culture, which is also rich in content. It was through his street works that his art acquired self-expression and an identity.
Working as a graffiti artist for few years, he received important prizes such as in the Santa Catarina state challenge “Salão jovem artista /2009” and in a national event organizes by the Australian spray company Ironlak in 2011, chosen from 900 participants to represent his own city in various graffiti events around the country. Has participated in graffiti events in São Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro and others.