by Ariadna Zierold
Influenced by the Hip Hop movement that had come to São Paulo, Alexandre Keto began to practice street art 10 years ago, but with a growing sense of social awareness, he realized that his art wasn’t reflective of his surroundings. He researched African art and found an innovative way to elevate it’s influence on Brazilian culture and to form genuine connections with others.
As masterful as his work is now, Keto is constantly improving and evolving with each new mural. His body of work now stands at over 1,000 pieces in over 12 countries, the United States being the latest addition. From the streets of West Africa to immigrant communities in Europe, his work is truly for the people, with their own faces and histories reflected back to them.