AkaCorleone is the pseudonym of a 34-year-old visual artist called Pedro Campiche. The artist started his artistic journey as a graffiti writer in the underworld of his home city Lisbon, and after studying arts, he earned a degree in Design and Visual Communication. Now he is a freelance illustrator, and according to his personal website he is best-known for his “dexterity in using colors, typography, characters and refined forms which he blends to achieve eye-catching compositions imbued with originality and all-pervasive humor.”
In one of his latest project, the artist repainted a public basketball court in Lisbon giving it a totally new look. It is a 46 x 82-foot-wide court located in Campo dos Mártires da Pátria now transformed into pink, yellow and blue. He named it BALANCE.
“The search for a true balance, a perfect duality between two people, two teams, two sides, two realities, is hard to achieve, but it’s possible,” Campiche shared on Colossal. “The concept behind the art for this project was to play with the notion of duality, of two different points of view, two different sides that complement each other like to opposite versions of the same reality that can only be understood as one.”
Check it out and the rest of his works over on Instagram.