São Paulo based Walter Nomura, Tinho (1973) is one of the Brazilian graffiti pioneers, painting since the early days in Brazil. Tinho develops in a singular painting an accumulation of information in which his graffiti style and punk-skate background come together and show a world full of violence, loneliness and suffering; elements that are often found in big cities such as São Paulo. Tinho started graffiti in 1986 and soon after saw the world with different eyes. Living in the São Paulo underground world with punks and skaters, he adopted a critical political view about the world surrounding him, which inspires him until today in his art. At age 18 developed T-shirt printing and logos for the most expressive Brazilian skateboard brands. After studying Art at FAAP, Tinho has been incorporating all concepts of Contemporary Art in his work.
To name a few, Tinho exhibited at O Contemporary Gallery in London (UK), Spacejunk Gallery in Grenoble (France), Havana’s Biennale (Cuba), andthe main Art Galleries and Institutions of Art of São Paulo. In 2006 he was invited to paint for FIFA’s World Cup sponsored by Nike in Berlin (Germany).