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ANDRÉ SARAIVA

André Saraiva is an artist of Portuguese descent who was born in Sweden and grew up in Paris. In 1989, he developed his original and iconic character Mr A., which he began painting throughout the city in a poetic and joyful interaction with the public space.

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Also known as Monsieur André and Monsieur A, André Saraiva (1971) is an artist of Portuguese descent who was born in Sweden and grew up in Paris, where he started his path in the illegal graffiti scene at the age of 13. In 1989, wanting to distance himself from the limitations of the more traditional graffiti he developed his original and iconic character Mr A, which he began painting throughout the city in poetic and joyful interaction with the public space and passers-by. Since then the artist has signed countless interventions in multiple cities around the world, being regarded as one of the fathers of the contemporary urban art scene. He has also directed several films and music videos and worked as creative director and owner of clubs, hotels and restaurants in diverse countries.

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Também conhecido como Monsieur André e Monsieur A, André Saraiva (1971) é um artista de ascendência portuguesa que nasceu na Suécia e cresceu em Paris, onde iniciou o seu percurso na cena do graffiti ilegal aos 13 anos. Em 1989, querendo se distanciar das limitações do graffiti mais tradicional, desenvolveu seu original e icônico personagem Sr. A, que começou a pintar pela cidade em uma interação poética e alegre com o espaço público e os transeuntes. Desde então, o artista assinou inúmeras intervenções em várias cidades ao redor do mundo, sendo considerado um dos pais da cena da arte urbana contemporânea. Também dirigiu diversos filmes e videoclipes e trabalhou como diretor criativo e proprietário de clubes, hotéis e restaurantes em diversos países.

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