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OsGemeos Transform Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants

Tuesday 09.09.2014 , Posted by
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Renowned Brazilian street artist twins, OsGemeos have lent their signature ‘Giants’ to a series of six huge silos for the Vancouver Biennale. Located on Granville Island, the 70-foot tall towers perfectly match the duo’s work, even including small legs at the bottom. [Read more…]

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Trash Can Back Packs Bring Humor to the Busy Streets of Sao Paolo

Sunday 06.22.2014 , Posted by
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While it’s important to have trash cans sprinkled throughout a city, they aren’t the most beautiful thing to look at. A trio of young German street artists known as Mentalgassi have teamed up with famous Brazilian street artist Mundano to add a little life to the mundane in Sao Paolo. They turned trash cans into back packs and the poles that they are mounted to into black & white characters happily wearing the trash pack. Who could ever litter when throwing out the trash is this much fun? [Read more…]

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Henrique Oliveira’s Museum Filling New Work

Monday 06.02.2014 , Posted by
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Henrique Oliveira (previously) is getting big, and I’m not just talking about his popularity. Transarquitetônica, his latest work, sees his signature scrap plywood sculptures filling a gigantic 1600m2 space (17222 sq. ft.) in the new building of the Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MAC) in São Paulo, Brazil (April 26 – November 30, 2014). It’s easily his largest piece to date. [Read more…]

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32 Posters: The Teams at This Year’s World Cup

Wednesday 05.28.2014 , Posted by
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Beginning June 12, the world’s eyes will turn to Brazil for the start of the 20th FIFA World Cup. In celebration of the event, ESPN commissioned Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira to make a series of images featuring each team… and they capture the passion of the game perfectly. [Read more…]

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Brilliant Brazilian Ad Campaign Features Legendary Artists on the Dissecting Board

Monday 03.03.2014 , Posted by
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Art is an expression of what’s on the inside and now we can see what it was that gave Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent Van Gogh their signature styles. In an ad campaign for MASP Art School in Sao Paolo, Brazilian advertising agency DDB puts famous artists on the dissecting board to show how their insides are different from ours. Each artist’s internal organs are presented as he might have painted them. My imagination is running rampant with all of the possibilities for a continuation of this series. [Read more…]

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Super-Sized Characters on the Streets of Sao Paolo

Thursday 10.10.2013 , Posted by

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Street artist TEC, an Argentinian who recently made the move from Buenos Aires to São Paulo has been busy sprucing up the local roads. With TEC in town, all of a sudden various large street paintings have appeared on the asphalt in the largest city of Brazil. Equipping himself with a paint roller, he works mostly at night, painting enormous creatures that appear to be moving through the urban streets. Like the Nazca Lines of Peru, the paintings are best enjoyed from above. [Read more…]

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Intertwined Scrap Wood Becomes Tree Columns

Thursday 07.25.2013 , Posted by

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Sao Paulo artist Henrique Oliveira makes fierce installation art using scrap wood from the streets of Brazil. At first he would take peeling pieces from the plywood barriers around the city, with weather damage that were falling apart, using them as canvas for paintings, but soon he realized that the flexible nature of the medium could be used to make unimaginable installations. He begins with a plywood skeleton (which he buys) and then uses his salvaged plywood to give texture and color to the structure. For his latest installation in Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Oliveira made it seem as if the columns of the building were growing intertwined tree roots. [Read more…]

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Up In Smoke: Exhaled Smoke Art

Monday 11.12.2012 , Posted by

Many artists use marijuana to get the creative juices flowing while making art, but Brazilian Artist Fernando De La Rocque literally uses it in his creations. By blowing cannabis smoke onto precut stencils, the artist makes sepia images of religious and political icons. With his controversial work, De La Rocque shares his opinion that the substance should be decriminalized, stating, “more important than freedom to smoke marijuana is the freedom to think about it and make art with it.” [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #240 > All Around the World

Thursday 07.26.2012 , Posted by

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Glowing Fish Made of Plastic Bottles

Monday 07.09.2012 , Posted by

Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has been taken over by two huge fish leaping from the sand and entertaining beach goers with their nightly illumination and unique construction. Each fish was built using hundreds of recycled plastic bottles to bring attention to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as the Rio+20. [Read more…]

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