After the mural Amor Populi, with the famous kiss between Salvini and Di Maio, the street artist Tvboy has also become known among those who do not yet know how to define Urban Art as an act of vandalism or real art.
Born in Palermo in 1980 as Salvatore Benintende, he grew up in Milan where he began painting in the streets at only sixteen, where he attended the Polytechnic studying graphic design and where Tvboy was born. Now he lives in Barcelona, where, with the technique of an engineer, he designs and creates his works.
His style is influenced by American Pop Art, in particular by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring, but at the same time is inspired by the work of the great artists of the past, such as Leonardo, Botticelli, Michelangelo.
By choosing the street as exhibition space, Tvboy submits to the critics of the public, welcoming over the years more and more consents and approvals, but also going against institutions and politics. It is not surprising that many of his works, including Amor Populi, have been immediately removed.
However, in some cases, it is not the work that matters, but what triggers, the message that transmits.