Synopsis of an Urban Memoir

19 Brazilian artists, 53 pieces, 3 organizers, 2partners and an amazing place. That is what took to have an absolutely fantastic Brazilian Urban Art Exhibit in NYC.

Brazil’s “National Day of Graffiti” on March 27th was established in 1987 after the death of the artist Alex Vallauri (1949-1987), one of the pioneers of contemporary urban art in the country. Synopsis of an Urban Memoir is a group exhibition in tribute to this iconic date that aims to foster urban art as an artistic and social movement.

Each of these artists this exhibit, through their own style, represent different voices within their communities. Nevertheless, they all embrace the importance of bringing color and inspiration to public spaces. In this sense, art becomes accessible to all and strengthens the relationship between the city's inhabitants and their environment.

Larissa Ferreira (AnnexB), Roberta Bergamaschi, Roberta Pardo (UWB) and Ligia Coelho Martins (Duetto Arts NY).

 

With the support of CUFA (Central Utica das Favelas), Andrew Freedman House and Brazilian Consulate in NY, the Synopsis of an Urban Memoir was a great success!! A beautiful curated Exhibit that we are so proud of!!

Thanks Larissa Ferreira from AnnexB and Ligia Coelho Martins from Duetto Arts NY for the trust, love and partnership!!

What an amazing adventure!!

 

DC 2017

Thank you goes to the team of Dream House Studios!! What an amazing project!! 

Mateus Bailon is back... and this time to paint the entry hall of an awesome office building that is being renovated by Kim Mohr from Dream House Studios, Annapolis!!

Once again we are so proud and happy to be able to share the Brazilian talent and good vibes here in the States!!

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With the amazing Mateus Bailon.

Indian Creek School

This was a great project!!! The first Street Art Mural painted in a private school in Maryland!!!

Art and Education!!

 

Brazilian artist Mateus Bailon painted an inspiring and colorful mural at the Indian Creek School bus garage with a beautiful message for all the kids...

"Children don't be afraid to open and wings and fly. The world is yours!"

Students had the chance to watch the process of a mural being created and coming to life. They also had an amazing "get to know the artist" talk, when they were able to ask all sort of questions and learn about the importance of Street Art.

 

photo by Street Art Films

Mag Magrela

In partnership with AnexB, we were proud to bring one of the top female Brazilian artist to paint in Washington DC.

Thank you Alex Goldstein from The Fridge DC and Thomas Pipkin for all the help and support!!

 

Photo: Roberta Pardo, Mag Magrela and Larissa Ferreira.

Galerie C.O.A

Acidum Project at Galerie C.O.A

From June 14th until August 13th, the community in Montreal will have the chance to visit the first Exhibit of the amazing Brazilian duo Acidum Project realized in North America. Galerie C.O.A is a charming gallery owned by the very enthusiastic Jean-Pascal Fournier. The exhibit Acidum Project + REMIX marked the beginning of a well deserved tour of the duo through out North America.

Photo: Roberta Pardo, Robezio Marqs, Tereza Dequinta and Jean-Pascal Fournier.

Thank you Jean-Pascal for the opportunity!!! Great job curating this amazing Exhibit!! I was a pleasure to be part of this!!

Acidum Project

With great honor Urban Walls Brazil partnered with Galerie C.O.A. and the Mural Festival in Montreal, Canada to give the Brazilian duo Acidum Project the first North America Exhibit and the only Brazilian participation of the festival in 2016.

Photo: Amy Peebles, Yan Cordeau, Roberta Pardo, Tereza Dequinta and Robezio Marqs.

Robezio Marqs and Tereza Dequinta delivered an amazing mural despite their delay getting to the festival. They were the last artists to arrive but did not disappointed!!! Fantastic way to showcase the optimism and perseverance of the Brazilian people.

Congratulations on a job well done!!

BWI Airport

If you have the chance to fly through BWI, make sure you check the new temporary exhibit of Brazilian Street Art showcased at the international wing.

During the next 3 years the area will be under renovation and 6 panels, painted by UWB artists Vermelho, Roberta Pardo, Gen Duarte, Branco, Binho and Tikka, will be seen adorning the temporary walls. The 15' X 7' panels bring color and excitement to the plain area.

Seen as a great opportunity and a true cultural exchange, UWB is extremely proud and excited with this partnership!!

Thanks everyone involved with this project!! BWI... you rock!!

 

photo by Brian White

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Maryland Hall

photo Rodrigo Branco

 

Maryland Hall for Creative Arts was founded in 1979 by a group of artistic visionaries who believed the former Annapolis High School could best be re-used as a community arts center.  Today, their historic landmark building is the community gathering place for the arts in Annapolis.

In partnership with MHCA, the Urban Walls Brazil artists created a series of murals on the lower part of the old school building to bring color to the space and inspire the already creative students of this great institution.

 

photo Rodrigo Branco

photo Rodrigo Branco

photo Rodrigo Branco

photo Rodrigo Branco

photo Rodrigo Branco

 

Annapolis Design District

Late September, 6 Brazilian Street artists participated on the Annapolis Design District's first phase of Revitalization. The Annapolis Design District is an industrial area concentrating many home improvement businesses.

Video Brian White

Lemongrass

 

Located on West Street, this Thai restaurant is part of a 2 phase project to be finished in 2015. Lemongrass’ owners, Gavin Buckley and Jodi Danek are deeply involved in the art community and support the beautification of downtown buildings with intriguing and eye catching artwork. 

Severna Park House

This whimsical water themed mural combines Street Art with home design. Created by Tikka and Gen Duarte with Vermelho’s little fly detail, the piece is the star of this Severna Park backyard. This beautiful mermaid is a perfect backdrop for spending hot summer days poolside.

 

       
 

Mural at Park Place in Annapolis

Annapolis' very first Street Art mural was created in partnership with MTPA (Maryland Theater for the Performance Arts). Art and culture gave life to the once barren wall thanks to 5 Brazilian artists — Binho Ribeiro, Branco, Vermelho, Tikka and Gen Duarte and 3 local Annapolis artists — Charles Lawrance, Jeff Huntington and Jesse James. 

 
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