Thus, Raphael Sagarra attends to classic graffiti. He goes by Finok and quickly developes his signature style: big eyes that make his figures remind of cartoon characters and a remarkable color selection that bases on all shades of green. Also with his graffiti crew VLOK, colors inhere a major role. As a matter of fact; it is no less than Brazilian artist twins Os Gêmeos being involved. They are famously known for their yellow characters.
Today, Finok is 26 years old and a renowned graffiti artist in South America and the USA. He exhibits at galleries, realizes large-scale murals and cooperates with such companies as sunglasses manufacturer Ray-Ban and Havaiana, the brand that is famously known for their iconic flip-flop. For all that, Finok states that he still has a long way to go.
The exhibition Finok at Ruttkowski;68 gallery is his first show in Europe. The canvases as well as the so-called pipas - kites with which the kids of the suburbs of São Paulo play - reflect Finok's personal journey; from the favelas to a "better" world - as he says - "without ever forgetting about the starting point."