Poeta began drawing at an early age, and took to painting graffiti in the year 2000. He credits the barrio of Villa Ballester as his greatest influence. There, alongside the artist Roma he spent his formative years, developing his style and nurturing his desire to transform his surroundings.
While Poeta has always considered himself a graffiti artist, he never explored the letter-based art form the way many of his peers did. He developed instead a simple but distinctive face with curving lines and dotted eyes of aerosol that acted as a tag in place of a written name. His playful cartoon-like figures would often include lines of text like “smile more!”
Poeta’s pieces combine bright, bold colours and lines combined in puzzle-like compositions made of organic and geometric shapes and figures. Though he acknowledges that his pieces based on recognizable human figures are more accessible to the general public, these days he prefers to explore more abstract fields of colour and shapes in his murals.
Poeta is an artist with high expectations of his art, constantly experimenting, and determined to push his own boundaries. A true poet, one of his favorite phrases is “No tengo nada y voy en busqueda de todo”, “I have nothing and I’m in search of everything”.