Brazilian artist Kboco brings his street art-infused global vision to Lu Magnus

I discovered Kboco’s work in 2007 at Jonathan LeVine’s groundbreaking exhibit, Ruas de São Paulo: A Survey of Brazilian Street Art from São Paulo.  Since, Kboco has exhibited internationally in galleries. museums and biennials.  (I’m not certain just how much he continues to create on the streets; I certainly hope he does.)  This past month he covered the entire walls of Lu Magnus, a  wonderful art space at 55 Hester Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, with a mural installation and paintings. Its multiple layers, intricate details, subtle colors and global graphics fuse to create an alternate reality. Entitled Efeito Esquimó (Eskimo Effect), it continues through October 23.  Here’s a brief glimpse:

photo by Genevieve Dimmitt
Mini Pulpo, mixed media on canvas, photo by Jason Lewis