The duo Mikael Omik (Mikael Guedes) and Daniel Toys comes from Brasilia. It illustrates the effervescence of the new generation of Brazilian street artists.
Mikael Omik & Daniel Toys seek to integrate their work into the visual identity of the cities where they work.
If difference is a problem for some, for both artists it is the solution. They complement each other. Daniel Toys comes with his sense of geometry, his typography and his explosion of colours. Mikael Omik brings an organic and feminine touch to their work.
Metropolises bend to the colour and incredible expressiveness of graffiti. Increasingly integrated into the urban visual identity, illustrations created by artists who transform the streets are also on the rise in art galleries around the world. In the Brazilian landscape, two artists of different styles stand out with mural interventions in Brazil. The duo reflects the effervescence of the new generation of graffiti.
Although they share the same studio, each artist’s drawings interact with the public in distinct environments. “My art is more geometric, abstract, with texture. Mikael does illustration, drawing, organic, playful things. But we have discovered that this combination works very well, generates an interesting identity for urban art”, observes Daniel Toys. The main goal, according to him, is to touch the observer. “Everyone interprets what they see differently, but we have to play with the spectator in a certain way, to generate feeling. That is our main goal. “Mikael reminds us that he and Daniel have different life stories. “Our souls are however similar. They know harmony, embrace and desire eclecticism in the world,” he says. If today difference still presents itself as a problem for humanity, for both artists it is the solution.
Daniel Toys comes with his geometry, typography and explosion of colours. Mikael OMIK with the organic line and his soft, strong women. Together, they bring the soul of Brazil, the contemplation of the real and the abstract.