Alex Hornest aka Onesto on the streets of Frankfurt, Germany

November 10th, 2013 | By | 1 Comment »


Featured earlier this fall in SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE’s Street Art Brazil, Sao Paulo-based artist Alex Hornest ask Onesto left his mark on the streets of Frankfurt, giving his signature characters a new home.


Photos courtesy of the Alex Hornest

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Wall to Wall Project brings Alex Hornest aka Onesto to Hong Kong

May 26th, 2013 | By | No Comments »


Among the artists brought this past week by Converse‘s Wall to Wall project to Hong Kong is one of my favorites — Alex Hornest aka Onesto.  I’ve seen Alex’s playfully endearing characters in Sao Paulo, Brazil – where he is based – and in Bogota, Colombia. I’m thrilled that they’ve made their way onto a huge wall in Hong Kong during the 2013 Art Basel Festival!


Photos courtesy of Alex Hornest 

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Ethos and Onesto in São Paulo

November 14th, 2011 | By | No Comments »

Alex Hornest aka Onesto and Claudio Ethos make some great collaborations. Their contrasting styles fit together like two puzzle pieces. Here are two of their latest pieces painted together in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Photos by Ethos

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A Cast of Characters from the Streets of São Paulo

July 25th, 2011 | By | No Comments »

Ranging from the playful to the mournful, the cast of characters gracing the walls of  São Paulo always intrigues. Here’s a sampling:

Onesto, photo by Lois Stavsky

Ricardo AKN, photo by Lois Stavsky

Ethos, photo by Sara Mozeson

Sinhá, photo by Lois Stavsky

Nove, photo by Lois Stavsky

Magrella, photo by Lois Stavsky

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Alex Hornest – Animais de Concreto

November 5th, 2010 | By | No Comments »

I love this piece by Alex Hornest. The colors are awesome and he uses the corner so well!

If you’re in Sao Paulo, Alex has a solo show on right now called Animais de Concreto at Cavalera ART PROJECTS. The works I’ve seen from it look really good. I’ve included one below.

The show runs through November 30. Find out more here.

– Elisa

Photo by FernandoGomes0301.

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The latest from Ethos

February 11th, 2010 | By | No Comments »

Claudio Ethos has sent me some pics of his latest works in São Paulo, Brazil. The detail and technique on these are pretty damn impressive.

And this one is a collaboration with Alex Hornest aka Onesto:

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Blu in Bogotá

November 12th, 2009 | By | 1 Comment »



Blu has been busy in the Colombian capital lately for Memoria Canalla, a project organized by Bastardilla and Stinkfish. Martha Cooper and Onesto, who both traveled to the city in September, are amongst others who have participated.

Photos from Blu’s blog

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Brazilian Boys in Rotterdam

August 9th, 2009 | By | No Comments »

Some pics from the R.U.A. Festival in Rotterdam.




Dalata and Gais





Photos by Seth Nicolas.

Elisa x

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Alex Hornest at Galeria Thomas Cohn

June 24th, 2009 | By | 1 Comment »

This is a guest post by Elisa Carmichael. Elisa also writes for Slamxhype and works at The Carmichael Gallery.

You may know Brazilian artist Alex Hornest better as Onesto, the name he first used when painting on the streets with Os Gemeos and Vitche over a decade ago. Alex tends to use his real name in gallery shows these days, where he displays his amazing sculpture, canvas, and mixed media work. His next solo show opens in Sao Paulo on July 4th at Galeria Thomas Cohn. Judging by the flyer and what he’s done in the past, this is a show worth paying attention to.


While it’s tough to understand if you don’t speak Portuguese, the clip video below is definitely worth a watch to learn more about Alex. The interview is interspersed with clips of him painting a street piece as well as examples of other work around Sao Paulo.
Alex is also featured in this month’s issue of Juxtapoz.

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Bogotá Street Art

November 27th, 2008 | By | 1 Comment »

LoisInWonderland has nearly 600 photos on her flickr of street art in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. The art here looks amazing, and LoisInWonderland has done an amazing job photographing so much of it. Here are a couple of highlights from her photos:

Work by Onesto

Work by Onesto

More photos after the jump…

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