Sergio Odeith

Sketch done by: Rachmad

Sérgio ‘Odeith’, born in 1976 in Damaia, Portugal, is a renowned artist known for his impressive journey in the world of graffiti and street art. With his first encounter with a spray can in the mid-1980s, Sérgio began leaving his artistic mark on the walls of his neighborhood through signatures and doodles. However, it was not until the mid-1990s that he truly delved into the world of graffiti, inspired by the vibrant movement in Carcavelos.

Driven by his passion for drawing, Sérgio embarked on a path of illegal street art, painting on walls and railway lines along the Sintra line. His dedication and talent led him to create large-scale murals in various areas, including Damaia, Carcavelos, and impoverished neighborhoods in Amadora. Despite dropping out of school at the age of 15, Sérgio’s artistic journey was entirely self-taught, showcasing his determination and resilience.

In 2003, Sérgio adopted the name “Odeith” after years of painting street murals under the name “Eith”. It was during this time that he began gaining international recognition for his innovative use of the anamorphosis technique. His compositions, often painted on 90º corners or flat walls, create a mesmerizing 3D optical illusion effect, captivating viewers with their realism and technique. This unique style, which he later termed “Somber 3D”, features authentic depictions of colossal insects and objects, often found in abandoned spaces.

In 2008, Sérgio made a significant change in his career by closing his tattoo shop, which had been operating since 1999, and relocating to London. Currently based in Lisbon, Odeith focuses exclusively on studio work and creating captivating murals on walls. His artistic journey serves as a testament to the power of self-expression and the ability to overcome obstacles through sheer talent and dedication.