MTO (short for Mateo) is a graffiti and street artist born and raised in France. He’s rather strange, because between 2006 and 2013 he lived in Berlin but his current location is unknown. Like many graffiti and street artists, personal and background information is sparse. Fortunately, further personal info is unnecessary, because his incredible and well documented body of work speaks for itself.

MTO is best known for his hyperrealistic street art larger-than-life portraits. Most are black and white with the odd splash of color incorporated. He illustrated famous actors like Jack Nicholson, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Jim Carrey and famous musicians like Jimmy Hendrix, Run DMC, Ray Charles.  He gave life to some iconic scenes from a few movies such as “The Silence of the Lambs”, “The Shining”, “Fight Club”  or ” Blue Brothers”.

You can see much more of this artist’s amazing aerosol artwork at his Facebook, Flickr, Vimeo and Instagram.

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