Tinho (São Paulo, 1973) is a Brazilian Postwar & Contemporary artist. He began his career in the 80’s influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. His artwork is a major influence on the contemporary Brazilian scene.
Tinho, like many of his generation, started with graffiti, using the city as his inspiration. He moved to studio painting, the foundation of his academic education with a degree in fine arts from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado. In his artistic production, he seeks to understand and express the relationship between people living in large urbanized cities and the connection with the environment in which they live, as well as with the other inhabitants of these same spaces. Tinho brings a pop art aesthetic to his unique style of creating scenarios where fantasy, dreams, and reality coexist.