Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 05, 2009
Have You Seen the Os Gêmeos (Juxtapoz #102 & cover #56) NYC mural yet? Because it's awesome and oh-so colorful. Located at the northwest corner of Houston Street and the Bowery, it's yet another shining example of how Brazilian brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo keep killing it.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 13, 2009
That's AIKO shooting a flick of Os Gemeos' freshest addition to the New York Cityscape. “Somehow while the twins were in Manhattan painting their huge Houston Street mural, they managed to find time for some Brooklyn fun,” writes photographer Martha Cooper. Jeez, it's like looking at three generations of stunning talent here: Martha Cooper shoots AIKO shooting Os Gemeos.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 11, 2009
In 2008 the Spanish artist Sixeart achieved international fame by participating in Street Art at the Tate Modern in London, along with Brazilian artists Os Gemeos and Nunca, French photographer JR, United States collective Faile and Italian creator Blu. Today, his works are shown in Spain alongside those of Miró, Chillida and Tapies.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 04, 2009
“With their first public artwork in Manhattan, which went up at the northwest corner of Houston Street and the Bowery on July 17, the Brazilian brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, who call themselves Os Gêmeos (Juxtapoz #102 & cover #56), bring graffiti art to its Rococo phase,” writes Roberta Smith for The New York Times.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 17, 2009
When contemplating the significance of Claudio Ethos' artwork within the current population of "Grafiteiros" in Brazil, the sheer scale and diversity of the southern hemisphere's largest megalopolis must be carefully examined. São Paulo, now considered by many to be the center of the global urban and street art movement, is an incredibly complex example of 21st century city sprawl. Counting Ethos as merely 1, it is the third largest metropolitan region in the world, with an estimated population of 21.5m with some sources have speculated that São Paulo is to reach nearly 25m by 2020.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 09, 2009
Brazil’s favorite twins, Os Gemeos (Juxtapoz #102) have finally joined the world of blogging.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 02, 2009
Brazilian twins, Os Gêmeos (Juxtapoz #56) are simply groundbreaking street and fine artists. The fellow genius of New York City’s Handselecta (Juxtapoz #85) recently caught their handstyles on camera for a thoroughly engaging film. Actually, “magic hands” was the description that first came our editor, Evan Pricco’s mind after watching these films. Graf styles are as diverse as the places their writers come from, but one thing is for sure: embracing varying handstyles across countries makes for magic.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 22, 2009
New Image Art will be celebrating a whopping 15 years of discovering and exhibiting some of the most talented names in the contemporary art game with a party and exhibition this Saturday, January 24th, 2009. 15 years doing anything is hard enough, but maintaining a position as a stalwart in the art community is no easy feat. Many of the artists that have shown at New Image over the past 15 years are contributing pieces to the show, including Barry McGee, Ed Templeton, Clare Rojas, Judith Supine, Shepard Fairey, Geoff McFetridge, Date Farmers, Os Gemeos, Neck Face, Anthony Lister, Cody Hudson and many more. As if that weren’t enough, No Age and DJ Alf Alpha will also be performing at the celebratory party on Saturday. Upper Playground is adding to the festivities by producing this special edition t-shirt to memorialize the event. Only 100 t-shirts were made and they can only be purchased at the New Image Art Gallery 15th Anniversary Party. Get ready to party til the breaka breaka because this is gonna be one crackin’ event. Get there early, snag a limited UP New Image tee, and take in some truly epic art. Details at www.newimageartgallery.com
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 05, 2009
New Image Art will be celebrating 15 years of exhibiting some of the best contemporary art the world has to offer by exhibiting more art by some of the best contemporary artists working today. Good idea, huh? Opening Saturday, January 24th, 2009 New Image will showcae an exhibit offering works by such seminal artists: Ed Templeton, Barry McGee, Clare Rojas, Deanna Templeton, Judith Supine, Shepard Fairey, Cleon Peterson, Jim Houser, Matt Leines, Swoon, faie, David Ellis, Neckface, AIKO, The Date Farmers, Anthony Lister, Os Gemeos, Jeff Soto, Kime Buzzelli, Geoff Mcfetridge, and more. If you can get a more rock solid grouping, we’d like to know because this exhibit is pretty close to diamond status. More at newimageartgallery.com
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 10, 2008
Watch Chilean artist Basco work his magic getting his uncomplicated albeit unique imagery up on city streets. Since a young boy, Basco has been creating some of the finest street and fine art in South America. “I paint on the street, at least ones a week I go out and paint. It doesn’t matter if I’m sad or broke; I just go out and paint and I have been doing this for ten years now, never knowing why I feel this necessity to go out and paint,” Basco writes on his blog. “Art doesn’t have much to do with common people, people like me. And I say this because every time I go to a museum or gallery, I feel out of place and my friends feel the same. The whole art system is out of touch with reality,” he continues. “That’s why I paint on the streets. I can get lost in isolation and at the same time I can relate to those that belong to where I belong.” See what we’re talking about in the video above and then grab his recent book, Dónde Esta mi Corazón, which is chock-full of photos, collages, drawings and murals, with guest appearances from Herbert Baglione, Agotok, Os Gemeos, Paloma, Nunca, Vitche and more. Learn more on Basco at www.basco-vazko.blogspot.com