Nomen - portrait photo by Francisco Seco, El Pais Journal

Nomen/ Unknown

Portugal 1974

Street Art

www.nomen1.com

Nomen
Unknown
Male
Portugal
1974

Nomen was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1974. He is a Portuguese visual artist who became known by painting graffiti and who is also the pioneer of this art in Portugal.

Nomen - A Magala, 2018, Parede, Portugal
Nomen – A Magala, 2018, Parede, Portugal

Moreover, Nomen is a self-taught artist and his artistic universe has been gaining ground in a multitude of materials since his early interaction with the urban space in 1989. From his first illegal incursions on walls and trains, to developing artwork on canvas, as well interventions on a large-scale murals, both in expository and institutional environment.

Nomen - Goodbye love, 2017, Oeiras, Portugal
Nomen – Goodbye love, 2017, Oeiras, Portugal

Nomen is considered versatile and prolific, and he self-calls “style-swinger”. He is acknowledged by mastering the balance of shapes and colors, may it be an elaborate typographic construction with a unique dynamic, or in compositions and portraits that are photo-realistic, where he explores the depuration of elements.

Nomen - Sara, 2016, Pico Island
Nomen – Sara, 2016, Pico Island

His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions, events, and artistic productions, both in Portugal and abroad. Lastly, he has an exhibition going on in Beit H’air museum called Wanderlust in Tel Aviv, Israel, with his Portuguese crew Double Trouble.

Featured image: Nomen – portrait photo by Francisco Seco, El Pais Journal
All images courtesy of the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2018Wanderlust, Double Trouble Crew showBeit Hair Museum, Tel Aviv, IsraelSolo
2017ResurrectionWarehouse, Lisbon, PortugalSolo
2017All in WonderPalacio do Egipto (Egpit's Palace), Lisbon, PortugalSolo
2016Double Trouble Double Trouble StudioSolo
2012Collective Exhibition/Abel Manta CompetitionAbel Manta's Museum, Gouveia, Portugal
Group
2011Bienal Art Sur PanamaPanama City´s Main Market, Panama City, PanamaGroup