Day 2 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. More from the massive city down south. We visit an art toy studio where each peice is created by hand. Visit Culture Shock Gallery and are invited to a pizza party in lovely, Sao Paulo.
We just home from a 2 week trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil. I was asked to invite 3 artists for a print show put on by MCD entitled Fake Sunset which opened Saturday, July 30th @Logo Gallery, a space that just opened in the neighborhood of Pinheiros. Jeremy Fish, Aiyana Udesen, and Matt Furie joined us and created prints for the show. Below are the first few days of our trip. Will be blogging throughout the week.
Logo Gallery features work by important players in the new Brazilian street art movement, such as Bruno 9li, Sesper, Flávio Samelo, Luis Flávio Trampo, Alex Hornest, Rimon Guimarães and many others.
Hotel window view.
The smog gives the city a certain pleasant orange like glow.
Our radical hotel patio with views of the castle stripe club... Guess we were in the strip club and brothel area of town... Prostitution is legal after 8pm.
Back to the wonderful Pari Bar who offered to feed our US butts every meal. Tasty ass food.
Tristan took us around town, helped to translate for us, and generally took care of us while in Sao Paulo... We renamed him "DAD". We were just babies who can't do anything for themselves in the foreignness of Brazil. You rule, Tristan!
Mustard chicken, you were so mustard and I LOVE mustard... Under this deduction, I now love you, mustard chicken.
Pixação... I think we need to do a whole post on pixação tomorrow. These dudes are the best and your corny street art you may do doesn't even come close to what they do and who they are.
Epic bank to skate... except the other side is a 50 foot drop to the highway.
Looks hecka fun though.
Motoboys are Sao Paulo's bike messengers. They drive mental through traffic... The pichadores who do the epic Pixação gebnerally are also motoboys.
Back to LOGO Gallery. Vogue fashion shoot in progress.
En route to Culture Shock Gallery.
Jessica is hyped on Sao Paulo.
Aiyana and Jessica in front of Culture Shock Gallery.
Inside a show with works from Jaca.
Multiple rooms filled floor to ceiling.
Brazilian dogs are funny... For real. They have extra floppy ears and are hilarious.
Getting ready for tomorrow's opening.
Passing the Brazilian Soccer league's HQ. We're headed to visit a toy manufacture's shop.
I totally forgot the name of the company, but these guys hand produce one of a kind art toys right here in their shop.
This guy is rad... They not only make the characters, but they also design and craft the boxes they come in. Mega DIY.
Oh what?! Going widescreen.
Sao Paulo is soooo massive. It makes NYC look like a quaint little village.
Space Invader was in town when we were.
Love this building. Unlike other owners of old buildings downtown, these guys refused to sell... Can't imagine how beautiful Sao Paulo was before all the skyscrapers went up.
Flavio and Jayelle invited us over for pizza. Flavio does the skate magazine Vista, is the Brazilian Adidas team manager and is an artist represented by Logo Gallery. The dude is talented and busy... His wife, Jayelle, was some sort of super model and now does graphic design and is also a gallery represented by Logo Gallery too. Amazing couple.
Aiyana likes hammocks.
This is Flavio and Jayelle... Well, their past lives. Flavio worked his way up from poverty to McDonalds while Jayelle worked as an international model.
Their apartment is covered in art.
Flavio and Jayelle
Some older work by Flavio.
Flavio giving me my lesson on pixação which we'll cover tomorrow.
Matt Furie's photo of Aiyana Udesen.
One of our first nights, Matt came across these scene.
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