Currently based in New York, Brazilian urban artist Eder Muniz aka “Calangos de Rua” (Street Chameleon) started his career as an artist many years ago when, as a little boy, he was obsessed with drawing all over the walls of his house. He advanced to spray paint in high school and hit the street of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil as a pichador (tagger). His street art shifted when he began to develop his technique (he never went to art school and is completely self-taught) and his style began to incorporate human figures, animals and abstract and surreal images.
Muniz’s street name – Calangos de Rua represents the multiple genres that he incorporates in his own art – painting anything he gets his hands on – from walls to sneakers, tee-shirts to subways, living room walls to classrooms, glass and his latest canvas – rugs and mats. His style incorporates his indigenous Brazilian roots to produce colorful pieces that come alive through a mix of spray paint, water color, acrylic on paper, canvas and glass.