March 31, 2021 getLISBON

Today we bring you the urban artist SMILE, one of the most important Portuguese names in this art form. We had the privilege of getting to know Ivo Santos in a fun conversation where he talked about himself, his work and inspiration. In addition to sharing his journey, we’ll also highlight some of his works in Lisbon and in two neighbouring councils, Odivelas and Setúbal. SMILE, from a Promising Young Boy to a Renowned Artist

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The Urban Artist SMILE 1

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 2

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Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 3

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Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 4

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 5

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Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 6

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Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

The Urban Artist SMILE 7

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Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

Image courtesy by the artist SMILE

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Ivo Santos, adopted the artist name SMILE at a very young age. It was inspired by a graffiti sticker, which was distributed with…

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