Street art

Akacorleone /   Pedro Campiche

Portugal 1985

Illustration

www.akacorleone.com

Akacorleone
Pedro Campiche
Male
Portugal
1985
September 8, 2014
Jean is researcher and author for Widewalls. jean.gallard@widewalls.ch

Pedro Campiche better known as AkaCorleone  is a Portuguese illustrator/graphic designer/visual artist who is known for his dexterity in using colors, typography, characters and forms, which he blends to achieve eye-catching compositions imbued with originality and an all-pervasive humor. Born  1985 in Lisbon, Portugal AkaCorleone  started out as a notorious graffiti writer in the Lisbon underworld. He has been exhibiting his work since 2010.

As a versatile young spirit, AkaCorleone has no limitations when it comes to mediums, techniques or formats. Being “self-confessed obsessive with all things graphic and visual,” he is creates works using foil, plexi, paint, spraycan, wood, objects, and basically anything that can visually improve and elevate his works and installations. Playing with colors, transparency of materials, dimension and depth, most of his output is sculptural and come to life when interacting with the observer.

Bursting with eye-popping colour, hand rendered type and slightly mad looking characters, Pedro’s work reflects a love of markers, ink, doodling and experimenting. Pedro describes himself as “obsessed with everything visual; I am a sneaker head, a toy collector, a bike rider, a graffiti lover, a travelling addicted, awesome chef, comic enthusiast, movie buff, Polaroid fan, fun lovin´ criminal and ping pong champion wannabe.”

Pedro is also a big fan of handmade work. He realised that on a computer based world it´s important to keep a handmade style and aesthetics, that´s why he can´t live without his moleskine, his pens, markers and watercolors…

“Painting walls and running from dogs gave me the addiction to typography, color, painting, drawing all day, planning things in advance, and mostly it gave me a chance to express myself without boundaries, something I try to apply to may daily life and work.”

With clients that include FormFortyFive, Montana & Optimus, AkaCorleone ‘s work has been exhibited globally and featured in numerous publications in print and online. Co-founder of STEPPIN STONE with his partner in crime Kruella D’Enfer, they run an online store, stocking illustrated goods including branded tees, prints, original artworks and Spanish lowbrow magazine Fine Rats.

Pedro Campiche AkaCorleone  currently lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014Find Yourself in ChaosUnderdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal Solo
2013TOUR PARIS 13PARIS, FRANCEGroup
2013FESTIVAL TODOSLISBOA, PORTUGALGroup
2013FUSING CULTURE EXPERIENCEFIGUEIRA DA FOZ, PORTUGALGroup
2013180 CREATIVE CAMPABRANTES, PORTUGALGroup
2013YORN GOOD TIME SHOPPINGLISBOA, PORTUGALGroup
2013AFTER SIX FESTIVALANTWERP, BELGIUMGroup
2013BUKRUK STREET ART FESTIVALBANGKOK, THAILAND Group
2013TRICK OR TREATBRISTOL, U.KGroup
2013CCP ILUSTRA 33LISBOA, PORTUGALGroup
2013ALL IS GOOD IN THE WOODSGaleria Ó, PortoGroup
2012I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A GANGSTERLA GRILLE , YVERDON, SWITZERLANDSolo
2012IT´S ALL GOOD IN THE WOODS" WITH KRUELLA D´ENFERÓ GALERIA, PORTO, PORTUGALSolo
2012PENSAR FORA DA CAIXA" WITH KRUELLA D´ENFERFCTUC, COIMBRA, PORTUGALSolo
2012LET´S FACE IT" WITH KRUELLA D´ENFERSOUL FOOD CAFÉ, LISBOA, PORTUGALSolo
2012URB4N ART LXLISBOA, PORTUGALGroup
2012CINÉ INCRÍVELALMADA, PORTUGALGroup
2012MU! EXHIBITIONÉVORA, PORTUGALGroup
2012Steppin StoneMontana Shop & Gallery, LisboaGroup
2011ORFEULISBOA, PORTUGALGroup
2011SABICHÃOPORTO, PORTUGALGroup
2011QUATORZEAUMSALVADOR, BRASILGroup
2011COLECTIVA PÃO DE FORMAPORTO, PORTUGALGroup
2011EXPERIMENTA DESIGN XILISBOA, PORTUGALGroup
2011WALK & TALKPONTA DELGADA, AÇORESGroup
2011COLHER TOURPORTUGALGroup
2011PUSH CLICKLISBOA, PORTUGALGroup
2011HOLE IN THE WALLAUSTRALIAGroup
2011WINE TALKS & ARTSLISBOA, PORTUGALGroup
2011AFTER THE UTOPIALONDON, UK Group
2011JOIOCALDAS DA RAINHA, PORTUGALGroup
2011TIANGUIS D´ARTEBARCELONA, SPAINGroup
2010THIS IS NOT GRAFFITI MONTANA GALLERY LISBOA, PORTUGALSolo
2010ROUNDSQUARE HAPINESSLISBOA, PORTUGALGroup
2010MAGACALDAS DA RAINHA, PORTUGALGroup
2010SIDE CLONDON, UKGroup
2010Cons Project LisboaLISBOA, PORTUGALGroup