Weekend link-o-rama

Zéh Palito and Tosko

It is time for me to get a reasonable number of hours of sleep. Until I have to get up in the morning. Here’s what we didn’t get to write about on Vandalog this week:

Photo by Zéh Palito

Wild Style Wednesday!

Can2, Akut, Case, Tasso and Atom. Photo by Startape Photographe.

Out-America the neighbors.

Stinkfish, Zas, Saks and Yurika. Photo by MDC Grupograffiti.
Hare in Brazil. Photo by Ed_Mun.
Swampy and Swornes in East Bay. Photo by FunkandJazz.
Outline for a piece by Bio. Photo by Tatscruinc.
“Blast” by Zeh Palito in Zambia
Desr in San Francisco. Photo by FunkandJazz.
Soker and Mr. Jago in Bristol. Photo by Sok’em One.
Preys in Montreal.
Nuse in England. Photo by HowAboutNo!

Photos by BadDogWhiskas, FunkandJazz, HowAboutNo!MDC GrupograffitiPreysStartape PhotographeTatscruinc, and Zéh Palito

New Work from Zeh Palito in South Korea

From Zeh Palito: The theme of this wall is 생활(Life). I just try to share by the drawing and colors, how life 생활 (Life) can be beautiful. Because here South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates in the world and pressure has been growing for the government to do more to stop the problem. And South Korea gonverment is also suporting famillies to have more then one child, because here society is getting old and few korean population and during this days people dont want to have more then one child.

Photos courtesy of Zeh Palito

Zéh Palito brings his Whimsical Vision to Lower Manhattan

Opening tonight from 6:30 – 9:30 at the new FB Gallery at 368 Broadway is Zéh Palito’s solo exhibit, Love Peace Unicorns.  As the title suggests, the exhibit brims with whimsical fancy. We stopped by last night as Brazilian native Zéh Palito  (Danilo Ricardo Silva) was completing an indoor mural of playful, colorful geometric figures and forms.  We spoke to him briefly:

When did you first start getting up in the streets?  About 11 years ago. I was 14 and hanging around with my cousin who was quite a tagger. He and the movie Beat Street were my inspirations.  At first, I was just into getting my name up in the style of the pixadores. It seemed like the thing to do.

Have you had any formal art education?  When I was 12 years old, my mother enrolled me in a special public school, where I studied oil painting for two years.  I continued to study fine arts and then graphic design as an undergraduate.

Do you feel that your formal education helped you develop as an artist – an artist whose preferred canvas is the streets?  I would say, “Yes.” Certainly the people I met while I was studying art did. One of my closest friends is a former art teacher. 

Why have you chosen the streets as your primary canvas?  I love sharing my art with others. I feel depressed when I can’t, and I feel happy when I see people responding with smiles to my work.

Where do you most like to paint? I love painting on the countryside. People are friendlier and more appreciative.

Besides Brazil, where else have you painted?  I’ve painted in Chile, Bolivia and Peru. I spent six months as a volunteer in Zambia and painted there.  I’ve also had a solo exhibit in Santiago, Chile.

How do you feel about bringing your art into a gallery setting? I’d rather paint in a public space, but showing in a gallery allows me to do that.

If you could paint with anyone, with whom would you choose to collaborate?  Remed…he’s one of my favorite artists.

What is your most memorable experience as a street artist? I’d say painting in an orphanage in Zambia. The experience has motivated me to become more involved with international NGO’s in the years ahead.

How do you feel about NYC? I love it. I plan to be here for at least a few weeks. I’m looking forward to finding some outdoor spaces and collaborating with some of the local artists.



One of many prints, in collaboration with ALMA
Across from the gallery

Photos by Lois Stavsky

Weekend link-o-rama


This week was exam week, so that means that the majority of my time was split equally between studying and procrastinating with my roommates on N64 and that this week’s link-o-rama is a bit longer than usual:

Photo by RJ Rushmore