Crystalized 5.1 – SAMINA
SAMINA – I was born in 1989 in Portugal, but now live between Portugal and Brazil. Since my youth I ´ve been in contact with different mediums of artistic expression, concentrating mostly on painting. When I was 14 I started my path in the world of street art and accompanied its progress in Portugal trying my own way, being inspired by what I witnessed on the streets.
It was during this time that I was exposed to stencil and started to explore within this medium, my projects growing bigger with my ambition. From 2007 and ﬁnishing in 2013 took a degree in Architecture and the things I learned in geometry and space proved to be very inspiring to my art.
Since then I´ve been looking for different and exciting ways to express my vision and to keep challenging the stencil techniques I employ into more intricate and exciting works of art, imposing the conﬂict between geometry and human natural form.
For the past few years, I felt capable of producing work in a consistent form, my own vision solidiﬁed and my identity settled from my roots in Architecture, my interest in Graphic Design and my years of being out in the streets of Lisbon trying new things and breaking the form with street art.
Since 2010 I´ve had the chance to collaborate with many other artists and from this many opportunities to do my work have risen in countries such as Spain, France, The Netherlands, Brazil, Turkey, and India.