Exclusive Interview with Cranio + 40 of His Best Graffiti Street Art Photos

Cranio is a very talented artist we recently discovered. He approaches art in a manner that is hard to frame, not traditional but not modern either. While he does paint, his materials and canvas are not the ones that any painter uses. Street art is his area of expertise, graffiti, to be more precise and he agreed to share some of his secrets and art passions with us, in an exclusive interview.
 

Q: Hello and welcome to the PXLeyes community. Please tell us a few things about who Cranio is. A: My name is Fabio, a.k.a. Cranio (www.flickr.com/cranioartes), and I am from São Paulo, Brazil. I’m 28 and I do graffiti since 1998. That’s how I developed my artistic skills.


 

Q: Street art is an interesting passion, please tell us a few things about that. A: Street art is fascinating, especially the graffiti part, which is the strongest point of my work, it’s what I most like to do, I always drew on paper though, even canvas and panels. Now I took a step forward and I’m even making some sculptures.


 

Q: Do you have other passions related to art? A: I also love to skate, I like film, music and the art of circus. Last but not least, indigenous art.


 

Q: Do you prefer traditional or moder art? Why? A: I like art in general, modern or traditional, all are part of the story.


 

Q: Do you plan on making an exhibition of your paintings? A: I have had some exhibitions here in Brazil before, and the next one will be in October.


 

Q: Street artists are usually left in the dark, they rarely get popular, even if some are very talented. Do you sign or promote your work in any way? A: Paint on the street is the biggest promotion of my work. The street is my window to the world.


 

Q: How do you pick your locations? Do you need special walls for the grafitti or just any wall will do? A: The location is random, but the texture and the conditions of the place much influence.


 

Q: What kind of materials do you use? A: I mostly use sprays, latex paint, brushes and paint rollers.


 

Q: What advice would you give for the people out there just starting out in the fantastic world of graffiti and art in general? A: Study and practice a lot. The art is free and the world is ours.


Thanks Fabio! Below is our selection of your 40 most impressive art:

Sao Paulo Street Art

Sao Paulo Street Art

ALÔ!!!!

ALÔ!!!!

CAMBUCI – SP

CAMBUCI - SP

Rain

Rain

Perdido

Perdido

Detalhe

Detalhe

Cranio, Lobot, Tinho

Cranio, Lobot, Tinho

Butterflies in my Hell

Butterflies in my Hell

Favela do Moinho

Favela do Moinho

Flutuando Nas Esquinas

Flutuando Nas Esquinas

Vudu

Vudu

Persona & Letra…

Persona & Letra…

ZN – SP

ZN - SP

Riding

Riding

Abstract

Abstract

O Mundo É Assim

O Mundo É Assim

Transporte Alternativo

Transporte Alternativo

Carrancastecnológicas

Carrancastecnológicas

Bike Nao Polui

Bike Nao Polui

Hunting

Hunting

Group

Group

Elephant

Elephant

Sushi Urbano

Sushi Urbano

SERTÃOZINHO

SERTÃOZINHO

Cranio e Saidk

Cranio e Saidk

Compro árvores e capim

Compro árvores e capim

Recicle

Recicle

Prato Do Dia

Prato Do Dia

Vende-se Amazonia com Tudo Dentro

Vende-se Amazonia com Tudo Dentro

You Win

You Win

Teatro Municipal

Teatro Municipal

Detalhe

Detalhe

No Turbulento Mar de Todinho

No Turbulento Mar de Todinho

Giant Arm

Giant Arm

Locones

Locones

Fi do Mundo

Fi do Mundo

Colors

Colors

Fairy

Fairy

Walking the Bull

Walking the Bull

Landscape

Landscape

Prey

Prey

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7 Responses:

  1. Alex says:

    wow, his work is extremely powerful, and the shading is awesome, makes it look 3D!

    ( 2 years and 3371 days ago )
  2. Moby says:

    Those would make a great set of desktop backgrounds..

    ( 2 years and 3371 days ago )
  3. Nikki says:

    This is pretty amazing. love love the colors & exaggerated proportions. makes me want to draw right now.

    ( 2 years and 3371 days ago )
  4. anoop says:

    Wonderful and amazing.., Love this..,

    ( 2 years and 3371 days ago )
  5. Mr. Kerouac says:

    Great stuff. I see great marketing capabilities.

    ( 2 years and 3369 days ago )
  6. Rapideo says:

    Keep Posting, Thumbs Up Mate !

    ( 2 years and 3367 days ago )
  7. v2r says:

    excellent work.

    i agree with the comments above. fantastic proportions, shading and sets of color makes his art quite unique in style. i really enjoyed browsing this list of images !

    cranio is a name i keep in mind to look up his work in the future.
    keep on rocking !!!

    ( 2 years and 3366 days ago )