I’ve really been enjoying watching this beautiful installation take shape at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (Masp) recently. Curated by Choque Cultural, it features Titi Freak, Zezão, Stephan Doitschinoff, Ramon Martins, Carlos Dias and Daniel Melin, a list that includes some of the Brazilians I’m most excited about these days. Entitled De dentro pra fora / De fora pra dentro, the exhibit opens this Wednesday, October 18th.
These pics are off Facebook so the resolution isn’t great. Best to check out Louise and Ignacio of Lost Art’s gorgeous documentation of the work in progress.
Hey guys, it’s Elisa. I just wanted to share these beautiful images Zezao recently posted of his “light graffiti” in the sewers of Sao Paulo. Shot in a classic Zezao environment, these photos capture the ephemeral nature of the light and really illuminate the art on the walls. For me, the light feels almost like an extension of the painting, creating an interesting three-dimensional quality to the work.
Parallels can be drawn between Zezao’s work and the light graffiti of Picasso, as evidenced in these photographs shot by Gjon Mili for LIFE magazine in 1949. As with Zezao, elements of Picasso’s fine art can be perceived within the movements of the light.
Zezao is currently preparing for shows at Galerie LJ Beaubourg and Choque Cultural, both opening Saturday, July 4.
When it comes to abstract street art, Zezão is at the top of my list. His work on both in the gallery and on the street never fails to impress me.
For those who aren’t familiar with Zezão, I’ll give a VERY brief biography. He is from Brazil, and became known for painting mostly in the sewer system where very few people might ever see his work. For more, check out his recent interview with Juxtapoz.
Zezão has put up a few nice pieces on his flickr recently, so I thought I’d share a few them: