Frederico Draw
Contra Rua


Frederico Draw :
Master in Architecture by FAUP [2006-13] and member of RUA Collective [2011], Frederico Draw uses spray cans as if they were pencils. He usually draws anonymous faces, portraits of random people in a large scale. His unique style is characterized by and unfinished trait that adds lyricism to the subject. He turns every surface into a wide sketching pad where charcoals are replaced by spray cans.

The theatrical effect of his countenances is coming from the extremely detailed gazes of his subjects, which are in contrast with the roughness of the face. Draw is also the artistic director of PUTRICA (Propostas Urbanas Temporárias de Reabilitação e Intervenção Cultural e Artística), a project that uses street art to turn empty urban sites into spaces with an artistic and cultural value.

Contra Rua :
Contra belongs to the same crew: RUA in Portugal as Draw and Fedor. In the collective frescoes produced in the street, Contra mainly intervenes on the funds. He perfectly handles textures, shapes and colors that bring life and support to characters and lettering. He was able to energize abstract art with his well-mastered graffiti technique. Contra has the talent to harmonize all of this, creating a real dimension to the finality of the entire work.