Walter Nomura aka Tinho believes that his essence is the city. All of his work process is permeated by the urban context, from the gathering of materials to the conception and production, even in the discussion that he instigates about space and culture. Tinho is infected by many sources: Rauschenberg, Kurt Schwitters, Edward Hopper, Basquiat, and Jasper Johns, but has also been influenced by skateboarding, punk, hip hop, and graffiti cultures. The outlines, surfaces, and human content of the big cities, particularly Sao Paulo, are reconfigured in his works through collage and painting. Through art, he shares ideologies and aspirations with a poetical language that is coldly engaged in political and social issues. He has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout Brazil and Europe and took part at the Havana’s Biennial (Cuba, 2008). He is a pioneer in the country’s graffiti dissemination but has also taken a crucial role in breaking the stylistic rules imported from New York. His art has also spread beyond walls and galleries through collaborations with urban culture related brands.