Street Art // Friday, June 05, 2015
We are all products of the chaos that surrounds us,” says Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto – aka Vhils – in André Santos’s film, which documents the indigenous village of Araçaí, Brazil, where 90 Guaraní people were moved by the government at the turn of this century, displacing them from their ancestral lands. Immortalizing these forgotten people, Farto carves their portraits onto buildings and the doors of their homes – mixing indigenous and new techniques – giving them the voice and dignity they have been denied.
Street Art // Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Last year, Juxtapoz was able to follow the progress as JanSport launched their first street art and mural campaign and series, following the lives and process of artists in San Francisco and Brooklyn as they created a large scale mural in their hometown. In San Francisco, our friends Lady Mags and Amandalynn painted a huge, showstopping mural that we get to drive by all the time and is a great part of our daily commute. Now, in 2015, JanSport has brought the #LiveOutside to São Paulo, where Arlin & Nove collaborated on a color, massive mural this Spring that we were able to document.
Street Art // Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Os Gemeos have created a sculptural work within an ol military-style bunker in the gardens of Rio de Janeiro's Museu Caso do Pontal, Pascali Semerdijian Arquitetos. The museum is dedicated to popular Brazilian folk art and historical artifacts.
Graffiti // Friday, July 18, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Ray Mock aka Carnage NYC delivers this week’s Brazil Scene Report.
Graffiti // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Wall Street Journal caught up with the prolific Brazilian artists, Os Gemeos, who recently opened their exhibition Opera of the Moon in Sao Paulo at Galpão Fortes Vilaça.
Photography // Friday, June 06, 2014
Drawing inspiration from Brazil’s obsession with soccer, documentary photographer Dualtagh Herr has created a series of aerial photographs titled “Futebol Futebol Futebol”. From countryside villages to bustling city centers, Herr captures images of the country’s demand for soccer fields in every neighborhood, town, and city, proving how much of a role soccer plays in Brazilian everyday life.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira is occupying the expansive Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo with his largest installation to date with Transarquitetônica. This beautiful immersive exhibit used recycled materials from Oliveira’s home city.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 26, 2014
Os Gêmeos just finished painting the Brazilian national team's plane for the World Cup this year. The plane will take the team around the country this summer and to each of their games. The brothers will be opening a solo show at Galeria Fortes VIlaca on June 29th, 2014.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 01, 2014
A really time-intensive project by Brazilian artist, Vik Muniz, where he has taken old magazines and meticulously rearranged the torn pieces to create the perfect figurative elements and color balance of some of world's most famous paintings.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 02, 2014
Brazilian artist Bruno Novelli, aka Bruno 9Li, is arguably one of the most dynamic creative figures in Brazil's contemporary art scene, his vibrant paintings encapsulating the opposing forces of nature and technology currently found in Brazilian society. With a mix of references that point to the pop culture of the present and the "New World" explorations of the past, Bruno 9Li's work transcends time and conventional classification.