Rodrigo Miguel Sepúlveda Nunes, better known by his nickname “Vile”, is a graffiti artist from Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal, whose art will seriously mess with your perception. Using nothing more than paint cans and his talent, the artist can make any wall appear transparent.
The artist started painting graffiti back in 1998 when he was just 14 years old and later went on to study Cartoon & Animation Films and Drawing and Illustration in two schools in Lisbon.
Vile is a Portuguese graffiti artist who can make any wall appear transparent
Vile’s talent has been recognized internationally with brands like OPEL, TMN, Worten, and the Portuguese Red Cross featuring his art.
According to the artist’s bio, Vile participated in many street art festivals, like the “Almarte- Street Arts Festival” in Almodôvar, “Meeting of Styles” in Germany, “Azure Festival” in the Azores and “Estoril Conferences, global challenges, local answers” in the Center Congresses of Estoril.
Rodrigo has held exhibitions at the “Banco de Portugal” headquarters, the “Ateneu Artístico Vila-franquense” and the “Municipal Gallery of 11” in Setúbal.
When not busy creating graffiti, Vile is also an avid portraitist and has created countless portraits of well know people, such as Fernando Pessoa, António Alves Redol, Álvaro Guerra, Joaquim Soeiro Pereira Gomes, Mário Coelho, José Falcão, António Inverno, Pedro Proença, Vasco Moniz, Reynaldo dos Santos, Malangatana, Mariza, Mario Boavida AKA MC Raptor, Nuno Rodrigues AKA MC Snake, António Zambujo, Jóni Timpeira, Aldo Lima, Eduardo Madeira, António Raminhos, Joana Madeira, Jorge Serafim and Nilton.
Check out more of Vile’s amazing graffiti in the gallery below!