By Sarah Coursey, Editor

RIO DE JANEIRO - It's easy to miss Smael. The 29-year-old graffiti artist could easily be mistaken for a college student, and certainly not one of Rio's premiere graffiti artists. When he gets to talking, all toothy grin and wide eyes behind smart spectacles, it becomes clear that while his mannerisms may be unassuming, his mark on Rio's contemporary art scene is forthright. With expositions from Copacabana to Paris, the artist moves comfortably in international circles and keeps his hands busy with works on canvas, street art and an upcoming clothing line . . .

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