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
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
Ranging from the playful to the mournful, the cast of characters gracing the walls of São Paulo always intrigues. Here’s a sampling:
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.
Photo by FernandoGomes0301.
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.
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:
More photos after the jump…