Henrique Montanari, aka EDMX, was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1977. He has a Master’s degree in Fine Arts (University of Sao Paulo) and has worked with design since 1996. In 2002 he moved to Toronto, earning a post-graduate... Read More
Henrique Montanari, aka EDMX, was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1977. He has a Master’s degree in Fine Arts (University of Sao Paulo) and has worked with design since 1996. In 2002 he moved to Toronto, earning a post-graduate in 3d Digital Animation at Seneca College.He moved back to Sao Paulo in 2004 and began to work with animation, collaborating with many studios between Brazil, England, and the US. However, the corporate work took too much time out of his life, so after ten years of working with animation and sitting in front of the computer, Henrique decided to change and use his knowledge of multiple platforms to dedicate himself more to his artwork production.
EDMX is the only South American artist featured in the book Street Art in times of Corona 2020 by Graffittobooks. He´s a Finalist at Arte Laguna 16th (urban art); First prize at the Global Art Awards 2018 Dubai( Mixed Media); Spotlight Artist at Arte Laguna 15th; Finalist Global Art Awards 2020 Shanghai (Mixed Media); 3rd place in the American Art Awards 2018 (Pop Art and Innovative); 2nd and 3rd place at the American Art Awards 2017 ( Pop Art and Acrylic Human Figure; 3rd place (Innovative and Pop Art) and 5th place (Expressionism — Human Figure) at American Art Awards 2018. He was also invited to paint and do animation at several art festivals around the world such as Meeting of Styles (German 2022, Kosovo and Miami 2019), Window Wonderland 2021 (Canada), Step in The Arena (Netherlands 2017, 2018), MAAAU 2019 — SP (Brazil), Mood Indigo Festival 2019 — Mumbai (INDIA), Território de Arte Urbana TAU 2019 — BH, 3 Mundo Graffiti Park — SP (Brazil) 2020.
His sustainable installation with 800 recycled spray cans was exhibited at the 5th Bienal Internacional de Graffiti Fine Art 2022 in São Paulo and his work can be seen in worldwide published titles such as 2020 Beyond Words: A Street Art Guide to a Breathtaking Year and Caos on Canvas.
Born in São Paulo, I learned to see the beautiful in the midst of chaos.