Street Artist Odeith
Sérgio ‘Odeith’ was born in 1976 in Damaia (Portugal). He used a spray can for the first time in the mid-1980s when he painted some signatures and doodles on his neighborhood walls. But it was not until the mid-1990s that Sérgio made his first contact with graffiti, through some graffiti writers who painted in his neighborhood (Carcavelos), where graffiti had a strong movement.
His first experiment was to paint illegally on street walls and on the railway lines on the Sintra line. The passion he has always had for drawing has been given a new purpose. The development was impressive, due to the dedication to painting large-scale murals in Damaia, Carcavelos and in many poor neighborhoods of the city of Amadora.
Sérgio dropped out of school at the age of 15. Without any graduation or art lessons, he never gave up, all his knowledge of art was completely self-taught. After several years of painting street murals with the name “Eith”, he created the name “Odeith” in 2003.
In 2005, he began his path to international recognition as a result of his innovative pieces using the anamorphosis technique. Most of Odeith compositions painted in 90º corners or flat walls truly create a 3D optical illusion effect. A dark style of anamorphosis, which he later called “Somber 3D”. Authentic compositions of huge insects or objects, painted in abandoned spaces became viral and stood out for their realism and technique.
Later, in 2008, he closed his tattoo shop (opened in 1999) and moved to London. Currently in Lisbon, Odeith focuses exclusively on studio work and walls.