L7m aka Luis Seven Martins (BR)
L7m, born in 1988 in the Sao Paulo countryside, is a Brazilian Street Artist. His relationship with art started early on, with the result of him participation in art contests and winning cultural awards at a very young age. He first came into contact with spray paint at the age of 13, which led him to start experimenting with new techniques as well as media such as china ink, latex, pastel and acrylic paint. The motif of chaos is central for L7m: the hybridisation of painting techniques as well as media, the shifts in perspectives and aesthetic. The revolt by human sorrow, the beauty of life, the city’s disarray, the cityscape and its neglect; all of it influences not only him but his works. The neon colour palette, geometric abstraction and simultaneous hyper realism unsettle the viewer and invite him into a new, imaginative pictorial world.
L7M lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
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