Born in 1989, Alexandre Monteiro alias Hopare1 is a rising star of the street art movement. He discovered street art at the age of 12 while going to abandoned factory covered with graffiti. He met in 2005 with Shaka who was his art teacher in junior high and a well-known street artist. He now lives in Paris and works from there. His creations are designed in a graphic yet abstract style. It features faces in complex patterns of lines and colors. His inspiration comes from his environment and travels. The purpose of his murals is to connect with passersby. To achieve that, he uses aerosols, brushes, markers and rollers.