Street Art

Who is Nemo's?

January 10, 2017

Who is Nemo's? The artist tells us that when he first began drawing in the streets he chose Nemo as his tag, like the captain from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, "who fought battles against the war, the injustices in the world and the silences of the sea. Nemo like the main character from one of Winsor McKay’s first comic strips, in which he narrates the nightmares this boy has every night about amazing adventures in a fantastic kingdom called Slumberland. Last but not least Nemo like the latin word for 'no one.'"

"I added “’s”, the possessive case, because it refers to my art, so the translation goes from “no one” to “no one’s” and this completes the paradox of this way to identify myself," say's Nemo's. "I began to write my art name on walls like everyone else and started to elaborate these drawings, but writing wasn’t enough for me and didn’t satisfy me. I abandoned the writing and calligraphic aspect and I started reproducing my drawings on these walls. One day a friend said to me “you don’t just draw with a pencil, write with a pen, or play music with in instrument”, but everything you show comes from your mind and the beauty of everything that we show is in the construction of our thoughts.

From then on I began to use my characters and my drawings to express myself and to release my ideas translating them into something visual that I couldn’t express with words. Slowly but surely I started to realize that drawings are very powerful because they are universal and this way you can defeat the language barrier. I started studying the best way to communicate a concept in a way that would reach everyone. I studied how to combine shapes and colors and eliminate every unnecessary element from my “narration”.

In the meantime I began to develop a more illustrated and less detached approach for my drawings because I felt the need to tell something about myself in these drawings. In my drawings the important thing isn’t really the message but mostly the pursuit of technique and emotion. In my artistic career my technical approach had always been subordinate to what I wanted to express and to the composition of the image but eventually while I experimented new techniques I found interest in colors and recycled paper and I found myself figuring out how I could “paint” my drawings. Up until this point I had only used spray paint and acrylic colors but paper had something else to it; it was alive, it became alive the day it was created to create something else. The chromatic and sensory effect is a swirl of small images and words together and there are different textures that color the many “sounds” of the spirit of my drawings.

My work is divided into essential and graphic images, with a social message and made up characters that carry out poetic and surreal actions like characters in who knows which fairy tale."