Recently, French street painter Miss Van has been spending quite a bit of time in Brazil. While there for four months, she mostly stayed in the hotbed of street activity and home to many artists seen here AM – Sao Paulo. She was able to get up solo on multiple walls, but much of the time was also spent painting with friends like Zezao, CiroSchu, and Titifreak. We already shared some of these murals in Part I of our coverage, but now enjoy some more photos as well [...]
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After making hitting both coasts of the US with his mural work (New York & Los Angeles), Eduardo Kobra has returned home for a new large scale project in Brazil. The 52 meter tall piece covers the entire side of a skyscraper on Paulista Avenue, one of Sao Paulo’s busiest streets, and is Kobra’s tribute to the famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who passed away last December at the age of 104. The work started on January 14th and since then, Kobra and four other [...]
Street femme fatale and intrepid traveller Miss Van has been spotted in frolicking in Brazil, in particular getting up in Sao Paulo. While visiting friends like Zezao and Ciro Schu, she took time to paint one of her signature Poupee characters near an abandoned factory – one of her first outdoor pieces for 2013. Discuss Miss Van here.
After hitting up a slate of festivals recently (Komafest, Walk & Talk, and Fame Festival), Portuguese sensation Vhils has headed over to Brazil for a project of his own. These new pieces created through some of the favelas of Rio de Janeiro attempt to bring attention to the inhabitants of these slum areas. Take a look at several more walls he made his mark on in the photos below. Discuss Vhils here.
Last we heard from Olek, she was in her home town of Katowice working her yarn-bombing magic on a couple of escavators for a street art festival. Now, the Polish knitter, who was recently named as one of the Smithsonian’s 40 under 40: Craft Futures artists, has surfaced in São Paulo, Brazil to do some work for SESC where she created “Crocheted Jacaré” for their playground, covering an alligator shaped installation designed by Marcia Maria Benevento. Photo credit: Lost Art (via Designboom). Discuss Olek here.
Boa Mistura or “Good Mixture” is made up of five Spanish artists, Arkoh, Derko, Pahg, Purone and Rdick, who have developed their work in different fields including graffiti and mural painting, to graphic design and illustration. Collectively, they meld their talents together for various endeavors like this recent Participative Urban Art project in Vila Brâsilandia, one of the favelas in São Paulo. The intervention, with its 3D illusionary effect, focuses on “vecos” and “vielas” – winding streets that form as connections for the internal life [...]
After completing their fanciful floating installation in Brazil over the summer and doing their mural thing at the Kauno Bienalé in Lithuania last month, the ever-elusive Pandolfo twins are back in their home country again preparing for an exhibition at Museu Vale in Argolas. Despite executing some large scale installations at various venues over the past couple years, including Art in the Streets and Kindergarten this year and Pra quem mora lá, o céu é lá last October, Ferata will mark the first large scale [...]
Tomorrow, September 30th, the people of Brazil will be treated to a special exhibition timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the São Paulo Biennial. Over 200 works by giants of the Contemporary Art world like Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, and Damien Hirst will be paired with a newer generation of artists including Nate Lowman, Dan Colen, and Aaron Young, some of which will the first time for these artists in the South American country. The collection of pieces to be on display, entitled [...]
Starting tomorrow, August 29th, Miami collective FriendsWithYou (who just exhibited in New York) will be showing at the Colette in Paris. In The Beginning will feature bronze sculptures, a series of graphic illustrations, including some in-store exclusives, an animated video, and a small world of pets magic gifts and limited editions all presented with the childlike innocence and geometric mastery the duo is known for. After hitting up France, FWY will be headed to Sao Paulo, Brazil as guest speakers at the BOOMSPDESIGN annual conference. Discuss Friends [...]
It looks like the twins are back in their home country after showing in Los Angeles, Italy, and Germany. As usual, when Osgemeos get involved in a project, they like to go big. This “balloon head” installation, something we have never seen before, was put together for the Back2Black Festival (August 27-29) in Rio de Janeiro featuring, music, art, discussion, debate, expositions, culture and shows that showcase all the influences of African culture in Brazil. More photos after the jump…