"I got more seriously in touch with my creative self when I was 14 years old through graffiti, and it had a significant impact in my life. Graffiti allowed me to experience super nice moments of my life, and I learned a lot from it. Thankfully I absorbed mainly the positive side of it which I carry with me for the rest of my life."

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.


The hip-hop subculture has been the focal point of the Nuno’s production and his greatest source of inspiration. Nuno presents us a contrast between the visually aggressive and sometimes dirty reality of the graffiti 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 conquest of money and power.

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