Who Is Alexandre Keto ?

Alexandre Keto is a street artist born in Sao Paulo. He started off by doing graffiti since he was influenced by the Hip Hop movement, but with a growing sense of social awareness, he realized that his art wasn’t reflective of his surroundings.
“It did not take long though, until I felt the need to create drawings that resembled the people living in my neighbourhood (black-skinned people), since they were not being appreciated or represented in any other way.”
Alexandre Keto

Alexandre Keto Harlem NYC

By Alexandre Keto ~ I am peace – Harlem, NYC – Photo: alexandreketo.blogspot.com

He says that when people saw him painting in the streets, they often stopped to have a chat and even thanked him – and that makes him happy.
“[…] I started to understand more about the peoples’ feelings, desires, problems and interests. Becoming aware of this was decisive for the development of my work.
It woke an ambition in me that went far beyond the aim to exhibit my works and to create pieces of art that please critics.
It is much more than that: I desire to transform the peoples’ realities that make part of my own reality through artistic interventions and to create a society.”
– Alexandre Keto

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Recent murals by Alexandre Keto – Sao Paulo based street artist.

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By Alexandre Keto ~ Suitland Highschool – Photo: alexandreketo.blogspot.com

Alexandre Keto Queens NYC

By Alexandre Keto ~ Queens, NYC – Photo: alexandreketo.blogspot.com

Come back tomorrow for more info about Alexandre Keto and his work!

Have a nice start into the week!