Little is known about this reclusive street artist. He appears to be from Brazil and he once said, “Amid the overwhelming global crisis, our contemporary society is the most consumerist of history. The savage capitalism that prioritizes only profit, does not care about the negative causes that your product can create to the consumer, treating them like a rabid animal whose behaviour is controlled by the media.“
The idea of man transforming into a rabid animal often appears to be a theme in Bento’s street art, which depicts half-human, half-animal hybrids, some of whom are engaged in activities that parody consumerism. In some works, nature appears to be claiming the world back from humanity in street art murals such as the piece that shows a mother vulture feeds a man to her chicks. In each of Bento’s paintings, he questions his viewers about their lives, their beliefs and their actions, while pointing out the folly of modern social ideals.
Dinho Bento’s high contrast style results in street art that can be easily viewed from a distance, but also enjoyed up close due to the amount of detail that he includes in many of his surreal, supernatural street art painting. To see more graffiti art by Dinho Bento, visit him on Facebook or check out his Flickr gallery.