osgemeos. Pra quem mora lá, o céu é lá

osgemeos. Pra quem mora lá, o céu é lá
Temporary exhibition
17/05/2010
- 19/09/2010
Floor: 
0
Curator: 
Eric Corne
osgemeos. Pra quem mora lá, o céu é lá
Temporary exhibition
17/05/2010
- 19/09/2010
Floor: 
0
Curator: 
Eric Corne
Body: 

While there is a strong tradition of murals in South America, hip-hop in Brazil, and in particular in São Paulo, is conditioned by social and racial inequalities: it counters the modernism and stark architectural austerity. The city perceived as concrete jungle becomes the canvas of the pixação and also of artistic interventions such as those carried out by the OSGEMEOS, who, with their lyrical, romantic and dream-like style, have also invaded museums, galleries and biennials throughout the world. Each project is treated as an installation, mixing work done directly on the wall with canvases and sculptures (primitive guitars, human figures, cars, houses…). Their installations have that mark and ooze primitivism and vulnerability in their artistic form. The visitor immerses himself in the work and interacts with and through the art. The painted doors of these houses are metaphors of the different passages into the imagination. In this way they are messengers from their inhabitants, where colour has the place of honour: it covers the walls of cement, of wood or cardboard, of canvas and of paper – it covers with brio the material of their fragile dwellings. Fluorescent pink, cadmium orange, electric blue, cinnabar green and sun yellow in great swathes of colour inundate, light up and protect their habitat. The too-neutral white, the solitary grey and the misery are forgotten.
Eric Corne, Curator
Excerpt from the essay published in the exhibition brochure

Secondary text: 

'The two brothers Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo, known by the name OSGEMEOS, have been criss-crossing the megalopolis of São Paulo since 1988. They’ve been reviving the concrete walls of this inorganic, exuberant but hard metropolitan area of 22 million inhabitants with their graffiti – primitive and timeless art of our contemporaneousness – using an imagination which drifts between dream and magic spell, fantasy and social criticism.'
Eric Corne