Many months ago I came across THE most exquisite bird street art and I tried to find the artist behind it and come up short. Tonight I got lucky….I discovered who he is, a Brazilian street artist named L7m. Lucky for me, Brazilian blogger, Fernande Hinke was able to track L7m down, interviewed him and also made a video. He is ONE talented guy!
L7m started painting as a child. At the age of 13, he got an award from the local city hall (Pequeno Cidadão, or Little Citizen), an artistic competition among all city schools. When he was 16, a cousin from São Paulo introduced him to pixação. Today, at the age of 24, the self-taught graffitist, also a follower of “urbex”, artistic interventions on isolated places, has faced prejudice and participated on collective exhibitions in Germany, Portugal, Israel and Chile.
Please check out Fernande’s blog, My Life on my Bike, it’s full of STREET ART, interviews, exhibitions, etc!