"In this ongoing body of sculptural works, Brazillian artist Vanderlei Lopes creates temporary interventions where his polished brass objects appear to pour and drain like gold from the walls or floors of galleries. Much of Lopes’ work plays with aspects of transformation, be it through the tension of liquid and solid forms seen here, by subtraction, or experimenting with orientation. You can see much more of his work on Artsy and Athena Contemporânea"
Graphic designer Marcel Lisboa, living and working in São Paulo/Brazil, uses digital means to create his utterly unique illustrations; all of which expressions of private worlds that reveal a distinct story and invite endless contemplation.
Through digital collage the artist reflects his key inspirations: the Renaissance, the Baroque and Neoclassicism. But by shunning the usual genealogy of the Dadaists, Lisboa creates an unique aesthetic based on stunning draftsmanship and evocative scenography.
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Citing Yatzer: "Paying respect to the original design of a beautiful construction and adding contemporary touches through the use of metal and concrete, 30 year old Brazilian architect Felipe Hess, together with Pia Quagliato, a collaborator in his firm, breathed new life to this 400 m² apartment in São Tomás in São Paulo, Brazil, designed by Bauhaus architect Franz Heep."
Photography by Fran Parente
Photography by Fran Parente
While reviewing the sculptural works of Monica Piloni first thing to spark in my visual mind was the old digital works of Dmitry Daniloff made for Sony PSP. But let's not concentrate on the things I found similar. The sculptures of Monica is something to think about for the fragile nature of our bodies.
The artwork also carries certain morbidity, mixed with slight clichs from the erotic iconography, including many symbols and a miscellany of styles carried by our subconsciousness. These styles and symbols are what we ultimately give back to the environment either in a concrete existence or abstract essence.
”Faces I always drew attention. And if i stressing? If the let loose from the rest of the body, which would be within? Well, to me, still I think that people have a little bit of beauty within them by more that this is saved and only revealed in rare moments. The result of this reflection gave rise to this series called: Faces [UN]bonded.” – Marcelo Monreal
Lucas Levitan (kind of prop name for an artist you know!), a Brazilian illustrator based in London, has a wild imagination that seems to invent alternative stories for everything he sees. In an image series that he calls “Photo Invasion,” Levitan invades other Instagram users’ photos with silly, inventive and sometimes awkward illustrations. Check his website and Instagram as well
In celebration of their 100 year centennial and the opening of Leica Gallery São Paulo, Brazil, German camera brand Leica has teamed up with Brazilian agency F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi on a two-minute campaign which recreates 35 famous photographs from history. via
Re-created Photos (Partial List)
"Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" by Joe Rosenthal Photographs of the Apollo 11 moon mission "Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange "Le Baiser de l'hôtel de ville" by Robert Doisneau "Rue Mouffetard, Paris" by Henri Cartier-Bresson "Behind the Gare St. Lazare" by Henri Cartier-Bresson "Muslim women on the slopes of Hari Parbal Hill", Henri Cartier-Bresson "Phan Thi Kim Phúc" by Nick Ut "Sanaa, Yemen," by Samuel Aranda "General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong prisoner in Saigon" by Eddie Adams "Flower Power" by Bernie Boston "Quang Duc self-immolation" by Malcolm Browne 'Unknown Rebel of Tiananmen Square "by Jeff Widener "Portrait of Che Guevara" by Alberto Korda "Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey," Diane Arbus "Segregated Water Fountains" by Elliot Erwitt "John Lennon and Yoko Ono", by Annie Leibovitz "Girl With Leica" by Alexander Rodchenko "Self Portrait with Wife & Models" by Helmut Newton "Seine-Maritime, Dieppe" by Henri Cartier-Bresson "Falling Soldier" by Robert Capa
Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gemeos turns six multi-story silos on Granville Island into their trademark ‘Giants.’ The murals on the 70-foot towers are now the largest paintings ever attempted by the pair, an astounding feat considering Os Gemeos completely donated a month of their time to create the non-profit art project. An Indiegogo fundraising campaign to recoup costs associated with painting the silos has been extremely successful.
Sao Paulo City, Brazil based typography and illustration print artist Adhemas Batistais a self-taught digital artist that is world-renowned for his colorful and distinctive illustrative style that he brings to his projects. Batista has worked for advertising agencies, design studios and interactive shops around the world and has developed skills in creative and art direction, illustration, interactive, photography and photo manipulation.
Conceived by the advertising agency W+K from Sao Paolo, the following video presents graffiti artists putting their art everywhere, without even destroying the city landscape. he whole thing is part of the newest campaign for Smirnoff that answers to the quote “Don’t wait for the extraordinary night”.
Advertising Agency: Y&R Sao Paulo, Brazil Chief Creative Officer: Rui Branquinho Creative Directors: Rui Branquinho, Flavio Casarotti, Victor Santanna, Jorge Iervolino Art Director: Guilherme Rácz Copywriter: Lucas Casão Photographer: Lúcio Cunha