Last night the 2012 FIA Formula 1 Championship Series came to an official close with the FIA Prize-Giving Gala in Istanbul, where the F1 Champions were presented their hard-earned trophies. While much of the world watched enthralled as the season’s drama played out, America was only rekindling its love affair with the second most popular […]
Brazilian artist Stephan Doitschinoff will soon be releasing his second monograph, CRAS, through German publishers Gestalten. The book showcases paintings, sculptures, installations and performances that the self-taught São Paulo artist has created over the four years since his first book, Calma. Son of an Evangelical minister, much of Doitschinoff’s work offers a critique of society, […]
Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Os Gemeos (literally ‘the twins’ in Portuguese) and known to their mother as; Gustavo and Otavio, bring their amazing, surreal and humorous vision to a dynamic solo exhibition at Los Angeles’ PRISM Gallery which opened this past Saturday night. Miss You runs through March 24th and features Os Gemeos’ saturated colors and signature […]
The Rotterdam-based artist Florentijn Hofman has created this giant flip-flop sculpture of a fat and colorful monkey, lazily fallen flat on its backside. Constructed with the help of local students in São Paulo, where the “Fat Monkey” project was created, Hofman selected Brazil’s very own infamous flip-flop icon as the material of choice to construct […]
From Rodrigo Piza Levy, the filmmaker who taught us How to Paint a Giant Red Graffiti Elephant in under 2 minutes, comes the Ocupado video. Again employing the time-lapse video format, Ocupado shows Levy painting a large mural in a once-empty housing complex that had been taken over and squatted by some 120 families in […]
We’ve been big appreciators of Os Gémeos for awhile now — they’ve far outgrown the limiting graffiti artist tag (as they began years ago in São Paolo) and have progressed to the level of pure artist. Since first coming across their dream-like work in Brazil — and being blown away on the spot — I’ve […]
I really like this piece by Sao Paolo street artist Treco, and the time-lapse video by director Rodrigo Piza Levy of him creating it. I wonder what went wrong with the original trunk, why’d he have to change it? I suppose it’s something I’ll never know… DEU TRECO from rodrigo piza levy on Vimeo.
We first became aware of the work of Mark Jenkins during a recent Los Angeles gallery show, where his absurd human-like characters dominated the room. Raised in the scintillating art Mecca of Fairfax, VA, it probably wasn’t too obvious to Jenkins as a child that he’d wind up a renowned artist. But despite his rising […]