Francisco Rodrigues a.k.a NUNCA, is a multidisciplinary artist based in Sao Paulo.
His work includes paintings, murals, sculptures and installations. NUNCA’s practice is deeply rooted in the urban environment and attuned to the concept of the wall/the city as a new Agora: a place to observe, exchange and inscribe. His art often revealed in the context of the street, challenges cultural conventions by exploring the modes through which contemporary society functions. NUNCA investigates social,
politic and economic realities to question mass consumerism, whether it is material or cultural, and its driving mechanism. Notably known for his use of graffiti with a delicate manipulation of antique and contemporary references, NUNCA’s oeuvre confronts the modern urban world with its native past and raises awarness on the complex and vivid connexions between civilizations. The reflection about social and cultural cannibalism: the way traditional and local cultures are eaten, mixed or lost in globalization and how worldwide information
interferes in the construction of someone’s identity; is at the center of his research and the source of his vocabulary.