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Rodrigo Branco quickly worked his way around his newest piece in Crans-Montana for Vision Art Festival. While most of artists were painting smaller walls on the mountains, the Brazilian artist picked this large wall in town to create one of his signature portraits.

Rodrigo Branco quickly worked his way around his newest piece in Crans-Montana for Vision Art Festival. While most of artists were painting smaller walls on the mountains, the Brazilian artist picked this large wall in town to create one of his signature portraits.
Due to the orientation of the wall, Branco painted a horizontal female portrait, which appears submerged due to a thick black line around it. Inspired by the way he had seen the world as a kid with serious sight issues, especially clowns, his portraits are usually created with blurry patches of color. Through his expressive technique of using spray can, his work is definitely a standout piece that appears to be a large oil painting rather than a mural. Contrasting warm orange and purple tones against blue background, the artist wanted to create a tribute to his homeland and hometown of Sao Paulo where contrasts and warm colors are everywhere.
Check out more photos of the finished work plus some process images after the jump and come back soon for more exclusive reports from Vision Art Festival.

Rom Levy

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Rom is the founder & editor in chief of StreetArtNews. In 2009, he launched the ‘StreetArtNews’ website to promote underground art, which widened his scope to work with a larger roster of street artists on events and exhibitions. He is noted as one of the latest figures to help popularize street art and as an authority on the latest trends in urban contemporary art.