NOMEN, aka Nuno Reis, is a Pioneer of Graffiti Art in Portugal, since 1989
Nomen’s art (1974) was born on the streets. He is a pioneer of graffiti in Portugal, and the self-taught visual artist’s universe, who was was born in Angola, has been consolidating in a multiplicity and registers since he began to interact with the urban space back in 1989, from the first illegal incursions on trains and walls, to the developed work in a large scale both in expository and institutional environment.
Furthermore, Nomen is versatile and prolific, the self-named “style swinger” is renowned by mastering the balance between shapes and colors, may it be on elaborated typographic constructions with a unique dynamic, as well on compositions and photo-realistic portraits where he explores the depuration of elements. Moreover, his work has been presented on innumerous exhibitions, events, and artistic productions both in Portugal and abroad.
Currently his work has been looked for by companies, institutions and private costumers, that search in him an asset, and artistic competence able to solve mural art tasks in their spaces or events.
Companies for whom he has worked for so far:
AGNUS DEI, AUTO SILVA PEÇAS, BENFICA, CASA DAS MEIAS, IPL, KRAUTLI PORTUGAL, LIONESA, MERCEDES, OPEL, PLURAL, RTP, SIC, SPORTING, STATE OF THE ART, TAKE IT EASY, TBWA, TMN, , IT STORK, UNICER.
Councils for whom he has made works for so far:
Parish Council of Agualva, Parish Council of Carcavelos, Parish Council of Queluz-Belas, Parish Council of Paço de Arcos, Town Hall of Almada, Town Hall of Cascais, Town Hall of Lisbon, Town Hallf of Oeiras, Town Hall of Penacova, Town Hall of Sintra.
Participation in Festivals:
Rock in Rio, Lisbon, 2016
Vidigueira Jovem's Festival, Vidigueira
Mood Indigo Festival Mumbai, India, 2012
Meeting of styles Wiesbaden, Germany, 2010
Meeting of styles Rott fabric Zurich, Switzerland 2011
"Just writing my name" Amsterdam, Holand 2013
Collective Exhibition/Competion Abel Manta, Gouveia 2005
Bienal Art Sur Panamá - Panamá 2011
Exhibition "Ressurection" - Warehouse, Alcântara, 2015
Double Trouble Studios - Carcavelos - 2016
Exhibition "All in Wonder" - Egypt's Palace - Oeiras - 2017
Collective Exhibition with Double Trouble Crew, "Wanderlust" - Beit Ha´ir Museum - Tel Avive, Israel - 2018
Countries where he has painted:
Azores (Ilha Terçeira, Ilha do Pico), France (Paris, Toulouse), England (London), Germany (Cologne, Mainz, Trier, Wiesbaden), India (Mumbai), Israel (Telavive), Panama, (Panamá), Portugal continental (Cascais, Faro, Lisbon, Matosinhos, Oporto, Quarteira, Sintra), The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Deventer), Spain (Barcelona, Madrid), Switzerland (Lausane, Neuchatel, Zuric).