Larger Than Life
Larger Than Life
Meet the street artist creating stunning works of art in exceptionally unusual places
Devon Preston

While sexologists have proved that size may not matter in the bedroom, for Portuguese painter Odeith, he’s found success under the mantra “Bigger is Better.” Odeith has crafted a name for himself as an international visual street artist by demonstrating his talent to transform any space into a spectacular work of art. He uses a sharp understanding of perspective and shading to manipulate the unique curves and textures of a given space, creating larger than life images that turn ordinary into extraordinary.

What did you want to be when you were little and how does it compare to what you do now?

I was never a child with this kind of a dream. I just wanted to have fun and play with friends. I left school very early and went to work for my father in a furniture factory. Then, I came to the conclusion that I had to find something better to do—something that was a passion. I worked as a tattoo artist for 12 years until I was able to live painting murals, which was always my biggest passion.

What appeals to you about creating art on a large scale and what goes into crafting each piece?

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January 2020 - THE HOLIDAY ISSUE