Bart Smeets, better known in the art world as Smates, is a Belgian street artist who was born 1978 in Asse. Smates has specialized in photo realistic graffiti, and can adapt to any kind of design that is required by the client.
He studied graphic design at Sint-Lukas Brussels and graduated as a graphic designer. Inspirations for his works he finds in the surroundings where the wall is located or the form of the wall. Bart has done with spray paint, but he is starting to do bigger walls so he is thinking to combine wall paint with spray paint.