Binho Ribeiro has been a major part of the street art scene since 1984 and is now a pioneer in Brazil. He has travelled the world painting, becoming a reference of Brazilian street art who influences and mentors many new artists. He has painted in and been exhibited around the world, from Beijing to Beirut, Buenos Aires and Cape Town, to name a few, as well as throughout Brazil. He has taken part at Graffiti Fine Art in USA and Brasil, and International Biennial GFA, already on the 3rd edition. The launch of his book, “Binho – The International Graffiti Ambassador” by Over the Edge Books, was released in late 2015. Binho’s studio in São Paulo also sells his street wear brand 3º Mundo (3rd World), created out of his passion for hip hop and skateboard.
Self-taught or art school?
I have learned in art schools but mostly on the streets, where to study is continuous, understanding the spray techniques, improving by practicing.
If you could own one work of art what would it be?
I would like to have a wall be redone over and over again!
How would you describe your style?
My style incorporates some classic and traditional graffiti – learned through the great importance of it throughout history. Sometimes it represents the artist in parallel with animals or the surrealist universe. In my painting people exist in the world of dreams, colours and movements.
Where are your favourite places to view art?
My most favourite places are where I can really connect people through interaction with the environment and communication through graffiti art.
Who are your favourite artists and why? What or who inspires your art?
There are many favourites for me – those who draw attention by being real, those who defend their own style. They have their own way to paint, they paint wisely and deserve respect.
What is your studio like?
My studio in Brazil has computers, paints, studies, canvas. Also a small hall of fame and work station.
Do you have any rituals when you are making artwork?
I don’t have a ritual but often the art reflects my state of mind, which is expressed with colours and other stylistic features.
Are you excited about being part of LATA Street Culture Festival 2016?
For the first time knowing London and the area, I’m impressed by the volume of art and hope to be able to better respond at the end of the event. I’m delighted to be part of the project and excited to start producing.
What are your big ambitions?
Provide a comfortable quality of life for me and my family. Be able to travel, meet people, artists, places and get inspired to create new pieces. I believe in the ambition for recognition, which happens with dedication and time. I love this lifestyle.