Hard at work in Pittsburgh, Osgemeos are well on their way to creating one of their signature immersive installations for the Mattress Factory. If the Brazilian twins’ past work is any indiction, expect a floor to ceiling kaleidoscope of sculptural forms, paintings, and murals featuring their yellow-skinned characters – inspired by hip hop and graffiti culture. The duo’s work will be part of the Artist in Residence fall exhibition opening on September 21st at the museum, which also will include installations from William Earl Kofmehl III, Laleh Mehran, Karina Smigla-Bobinski, and Christina […]
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One of the highlights of Basel Week Hong Kong for local fans and out of town visiting collectors was a solo from Osgemeos at Lehmann Maupin. Entitled Déjà Vu, the vibrant new body of work features the surreal imagery from the twins that we have grown to love including influences from the golden age of hip hop and their life as vandals. Rounding out the exhibition was a sound installation featuring modified speakers painted to resemble faces and some imaginative use of materials including sequins, cotton balls, […]
For those needing another reason to travel to Hong Kong during this year’s Art Basel week, Osgemeos will be opening their first solo there at Lehmann Maupin starting March 26th. Entitled Déjà Vu, the new body of work from the twins, which includes new paintings and a sound installation, takes inspiration from their longstanding love for the golden age of hip hop, music, graffiti culture, folk art, and everyday life on the streets. Take a look at some more preview images of the surreal new pieces from the […]
Last Thursday marked the official launch of Hennessy’s latest VS Cognac bottle created by famed Brazilian artists Os Gemeos (featured). This marks their third successful artist collaboration following up previous designs by esteemed artists Futura (covered) & KAWS (covered). Like past collabs, there was an intimate meet up with the duo to discuss the project and its inspirations. AM had the pleasure of attending the launch party which was nothing short of extravagant and beautiful. Leave it to Hennessy to go all out at Pier […]
Following in the footsteps of KAWS & Futura, the Brazilian artistic duo Os Gemeos have been chosen to design the next limited edition Hennessy V.S. bottle. Judging from previous releases, fans of the twins should not have a hard time getting ahold of one of these for their collections as past iterations were released in high numbers. Take a closer look below… Via Slamxhype & Wheat City. Discuss Os Gemeos here.
On the 1st of August, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art will continue its innovative and pioneering programing with the opening of Brazilian street muralists Os Gemeos first ever solo museum exhibition in the United States. The prospect of seeing the duo, otherwise known as Otávio and Gustavo Pandolfo, have free reign in such space has fans in the States salivating, especially in light of stunning showings at institutions in their home country (see here, here, here, and here). Drawing from the the color and chaos of Sao Paulo, the twins will be […]
One of the satellite fairs we attended during Art Basel Week Miami was Scope. Housing a variety of genres, we saw a healthy mix of street art, low brow and emerging contemporary art working together as gallerists brought work from artists which you may be familiar with. From OsGemeos to Roa, Ron English to Ray Caesar, Aakash Nihalani to Jenny Morgan, there seemed to be something for everyone at this fair. Check out more photos after the jump.
Words cannot begin to describe the wonderment and joy one feels when confronted by these photos of the new Osgemeos exhibition at the Museu Vale in Brazil. It seems the twins always seem to save their best for the museums in their home country (see Vertigo and Vertigem), as well they should. From the complex sculptural builds featuring intricate inclusions of various art items and paraphernalia, to the grand expansion of the well received multi-colored stripes seen in some of their recent work, to their […]
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…
It’s well established that will.i.am is a patron of the arts as evidenced by his involvement with the Grammy art shows (2009 and 2010) and music video featuring the work of Shepard Fairey. Now we see a little bit of his personal collection as he has added this commissioned piece from Os Gemeos entitled boombox planet centered on a character with his likeness standing on a globe of speakerboxes that the twins have made famous with multiple installations including at exhibits in LA, Paris, Portugal, and […]