Alex is Foundation’s art director and the man behind the company’s collectible cigar boxes and bands (among many other things). Also known by his artistic handle, Thief Operandi, he has been a street artist in Nicaragua since 1997. This video introduces people to the artist himself, as he discusses how he first got into the world of graffiti and developed his style through a variety of disciplines.
Thief’s painting style celebrates life, culture, and folklore through rich, striking colors. His and Colectivo ATOL’s work has helped established Foundation’s branding as an attraction all of its own, with the company’s art-filled booth winning Best in Show at the IPCPR. Today, Thief continues to develop new media and designs that bring his street art heritage to the wider world.
“I have known Thief since 2004 and he is one of the most unique and talented artists I’ve met. He continues to evolve and learn not only new techniques in street art but also graphic design. Some are leaves, some are branches, but Thief is ROOTS.”
– Nicholas Melillo