Taking the Barrios to the Galleries: Henrique Oliveira


Hailing from Sao Paulo, Henrique Oliveira makes wild installation art using materials from the streets of Brazil. Initially he would take pealing pieces from the plywood barriers around the city, falling apart and changing color in the weather. He used the pieces as canvas for his paintings, but later realized that the flexible nature of the medium could be used to make incredible installations. He starts with a skeleton of purchased plywood, and then uses the pieces of plywood that he finds to give texture and color to the structure.

The Nostalgic Streets of Sao Paulo

If you find yourself in Sao Paulo, Brazil, make sure to take notice of the stunning 3D perspective murals that fill the city. As you roam the streets you can catch a glimpse of history walking alongside you; murals of people from another time, old cars, and old buildings. These murals display a sense of realism that draw the viewer in to another time and give a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era. The artwork has been inspired by many different Mexican and Brazilian artists, but are painted by only one man.

A Building Sized Animation Made With Post-Its

World famous purveyor of plastic footwear, Melissa has recently put on a good show outside the front of their ‘Galeria Melissa’ in São Paulo Brazil. Photographed step by step and performed by 25 animators in five months, the U-shaped foyer to the building was covered with about 350 thousand Post-It Notes and filmed in stop motion as part of a launch for their ‘Power of Love’ campaign. As an additional bonus, on-street observers shared more than 30,000 spontaneous messages of love on the notes.