Originally from Nice on the French Riviera, O Gringo (Bastien Tomasini) was born in 1988. During his many travels, he has photographed iconic places, sumptuous settings and historical pieces in order to preserve their memory.
O Gringo is inspired by the ancestral tradition of ‘Azulejos’ (small glazed and hand-painted tiles that adorn the facades and interiors of Mediterranean buildings with a thousand colors), as well as by the artist Paolo Ferreira.
His mosaics take up the motifs he discovered during his various expeditions to the land of Azulejos and reveal fragments of its history. Spiritual evocation, history and modernity collide to better unite …
Imbued with Portuguese culture and the melancholy of Fado, each creation tells a story, based on true historical facts. The characters of these odysseys transmit a wide range of emotions, from consuming passion to the deepest melancholy… to touch our hearts.