LIMPO (BRAZIL)

 

Fabio da Rocha Passos Pinheiro, better known as LIMPO, was born and raised in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. Limpo experimented with graffiti “street art” as a teenager and began to garner public attention after twice consecutively winning a series of graffiti competitions in his hometown. Trained at Salvador’s Modern Art Museum (MAM), Limpo’s work has eventually attracted a global audience facilitating receptions in Italy, France, Denmark, Serbia and Sweden, and in such varied spaces as small gallery settings to historic European castles. Limpo’s work has been contracted in churches, cafés, hostels, private homes, and city spaces, and his work continues to be an ever-present element of the city landscapes of Salvador, Brazil and Malmö, Sweden. In 2013 Limpo was awarded Sweden’s national prize for culture, and some of his highest profile works have included collaborations with L’Oreal, E-ON, and MkB Fastighet.