Although self-taught, Hamilton Yokota aka Titi Freak (1974), entered in the world of art and design working with comic books at age 13. During 7 years he designed national and international comics for Maurício de Souza, Disney and Marvel. Between 1994 and 1995 he started doing illustrations and work with copyright animations for MTV Brasil. In 1996 Titi Freak made his fist drawing in the street, which gave him a new view of life, new references, techniques – urban calligraphy – and new attitudes. He started seeing his own work with fresh eyes and new feelings. For him, painting in the street ever since meant communication with the people, seeing their reactions on his work, and being part of the urban chaos, culture, and nature.
Titi Freak already showed his work in galleries in London, Madrid, Paris, Tokyo, Osaka, New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Berlin, and São Paulo’s art museum MASP.