Panmela Castro, better known as Anarkia Bolando, is a graffiti and street artist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“I started graffiti on the street in 2005 but before that I was a pixadora. In reality I flirted with graffiti for 5 years before I started painting. Pixacao is more or less what people outside Brazil call tags, which means writing your name with spray paint on a wall, although it grew differently here, as a self contained culture. Here there is the thing about writing names as high as possible on buildings and to make sequences, so pixacao took on its own characteristics. I started through a friend who studied at the time, who started to pixar to get in with the boys at school, and it worked for her.”
~ By Anarkia ~
“A pixador is a normal person – they could be firemen, policemen or teachers. They…
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