Juxtapoz // Friday, February 27, 2009
Stephan Doitschinoff, aka Calma, may call São Paulo, Brazil home but his increasing popularity has him traveling all over the globe.
Thankfully, we were able to snag Stephan and get him to answer some questions for us, in anticipation of his upcoming participation in São Paulo, curated by Brazil's Choque Cultural Gallery in association with Jonathan LeVine Gallery, opening this Saturday, February 28th at Scion’s Installation L.A. Gallery.
Stephan has a mesmerizing and distinctive style, which simultaneously embraces and rebukes Brazilian cultural traditions. Fusing Brazilian folk art, religious and gothic imagery, and dash of Sao Paolo’s graffiti influence, Stephan’s artwork is as unique as it is beautiful.
Stephan isn’t all business, however. Learn more about this artist and how he got out of a $10,000 hospital bill (!)