Akacorleone is Pedro Campiche (b. 1985), a visual artist of Portuguese and Swiss descent who started out as a graffiti writer in the underworld of his native Lisbon. A compulsive drawer, obsessed with all things graphic and visual from an early age, he studied arts and earned a degree in Design and Visual Communication in 2007. After working as a graphic designer in studios for a few years he became fully disappointed with the field and decided to work as a freelance illustrator as a complement to the development of his artistic career.
In 2011 he founded, with visual artist Kruella D´Enfer, STEPPIN STONE - a platform for illustration and visual creativity where he is acting manager and art director. In the field of visual arts he is known today 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 humour.
He has been exhibiting his work on solo and collective exhibitions since 2010.
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Solo / Duo Exhibitions
“Over • Under Achiever”Underdogs Gallery / Lisbon, PortugalJuly 2016
“Distant Land”Toot Yung Art Center / Bangkok, ThailandAugust 2014
“Find Yourself In ChaosUnderdogs Gallery / Lisbon, PortugalFebruary 2014
“I Always Wanted To Be A Gangster”La Grille / Yverdon, SwitzerlandOctober 2012
Collective Exhibitions“Format Raisin”Galerie Mathgoth / Paris, FranceJanuary 2017
“Arturb”Lac / Lagos, PortugalAugust 2015
“Salao Coboi X”Collete / Paris, FranceDecember 2014
“Heritage Populaire”La Compagnie Du Kraft / Paris FranceDecember 2014
“Midnight Boom”Galerie L´Attrape Reve / Paris, FranceApril 2014
“Festival Iminente” Lisbon, PortugalSeptember 2016
“Artmossphere Street Art Biennale”Moscow, RussiaAugust 2016
“Muro Festival”Lisbon, PortugalMay 2016
“Gdfb 2015”Breda, NetherlandsSeptember 2015
“Szines Varos”Budapest, HungaryAugust 2015
“Art BGC”Manila, PhilipinesMay 2015
“St+Art India”Mumbai, IndiaOctober 2014
“Tour Paris 13”Paris, FranceOctober 2013
“Bukruk Street Art Festival”Bangkok, ThailandFebruary 2013