Graffiti Tag Tuesday: PIXOTE
This week’s installment of Tag Tuesday features PIXOTE. If you take a walk around New York City, you’ll most likely have trouble not coming across one of his enormous tags. His style originates from his home country, though he continues to develop different forms of artistic expression. PIXOTE was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, and has been interested in art since his youth. He started writing graffiti around the age of ten and moved to New York City during his teen years. Surrounded by the historic street art and skate culture boom on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, he became increasingly interested in music, graffiti and skateboarding. He began writing on walls, doors and the tops of high-rise buildings.
He writes PIXOTE, a name that was originally inspired by a Brazilian movie from the early ’80s. PIXOTE = Rebel child. TWD (Til’ We Die) is his only crew, but he writes with many other graffiti artists as well. Some of his major influences are Sacer, Rambo, Katsu and Dr sex. He often uses rollers, extinguishers, cans and mops to get his name across the city.
Pixote was recently featured on 12oz as a current innovator in the game.