Street Artist Cheone
By Cheone in Porto Viro, Italy for Wallabe. More by Cheone on Street Art Utopia.
BIO (direct translation):
Caiffa Cosimo, aka CHEONE, was born in Gallipoli in the province of Lecce on May 26, 1979; since he was a child he showed a particular interest for drawing and painting. He grow up surrounded by artists and art lovers including an uncle and the father of a friend, a well-known painter from Gallipoli; he often looks at them at work and learns the techniques of painting on canvas from them.
At the age of 8-9 he moved with his family to Germany, where he lived and studied until one day, by chance missing the bus, he noticed in a little hidden street some older boys who were painting on a wall with spray cans; he was immediately fascinated by the technique and colors they used to make their pieces; he stopped to watch them all afternoon.
From that moment he began to approach the culture of writing, starting to make his first lettering; after these he begins to devote himself to the figurative until for personal reasons (a woman) returns to live in Italy, precisely in Nerviano in the province of Milan.
He knows some b-boys, members of crew Quimmoda, a crew from Rho (MI), of which he joins; with them he begins to make himself known throughout the area.