• Image of Os GEMEOS Catalog Pra Quem Mora La O Ceu E La 2010 Porto Museum
  • Image of Os GEMEOS Catalog Pra Quem Mora La O Ceu E La 2010 Porto Museum
  • Image of Os GEMEOS Catalog Pra Quem Mora La O Ceu E La 2010 Porto Museum
  • Image of Os GEMEOS Catalog Pra Quem Mora La O Ceu E La 2010 Porto Museum

Only 1000 of these were produced and sold exclusively at the Museu Colecao Berardo.

OS GEMEOS

2010
23.00 cm x 28.50 cm
120 pages
Softcover

Edition of 1000

English

Portuguese

While there is a strong tradition of murals in South America, hip-hop in Brazil, and in particular in São Paulo, is conditioned by social and racial inequalities: it counters the modernism and stark architectural austerity. The city perceived as concrete jungle becomes the canvas of the pixação and also of artistic interventions such as those carried out by the OSGEMEOS, who, with their lyrical, romantic and dream-like style, have also invaded museums, galleries and biennials throughout the world. Each project is treated as an installation, mixing work done directly on the wall with canvases and sculptures (primitive guitars, human figures, cars, houses…). Their installations have that mark and ooze primitivism and vulnerability in their artistic form. The visitor immerses himself in the work and interacts with and through the art. The painted doors of these houses are metaphors of the different passages into the imagination. In this way they are messengers from their inhabitants, where colour has the place of honour: it covers the walls of cement, of wood or cardboard, of canvas and of paper – it covers with brio the material of their fragile dwellings. Fluorescent pink, cadmium orange, electric blue, cinnabar green and sun yellow in great swathes of colour inundate, light up and protect their habitat. The too-neutral white, the solitary grey and the misery are forgotten.

Eric Corne, Curator
Excerpt from the essay published in the exhibition brochure