UrbanArts® shop in São Paulo

This last weekend me and some friends were in São Paulo, it was fun and also very enlightening to go sightseeing in the biggest city of Latin America, but I was surprised to see how much into graffiti the city actually is. Well, that will eventually come into a post, but we accidentally came across this really nice shop located in Oscar Freire, one of those cool streets you can find many trendy shops, cool people and nice atmosphere. Urban Arts is a shop that trades graffiti and street art in general, but how do they do that? Well, besides being an art gallery in which you can buy original street art in canvases, you can also find related products such as pillows, solo and framed prints,cards and much more. Pay a visit to their website http://www.urbanarts.com.br/ 

Atmosphere there is amazing, given you are surrounded by amazing street art on the walls, every detail has been extremely well thought, the walls onto which the pieces are displayed, all resemble city walls onto which graffiti is made.

…And you can frame your recently bought print right there!

Great Street art in Brazil

Inspired by a discussion with my dear Priscila Jansen from Blog Cosmopolita (http://cosmopolita-arq.blogspot.com/) who was recently in Argentina and presented me  with some nice street art she found there, I decided to go looking for some nice colorful street art ‘home’ made here in Brazil. I’ve been paying special attention to street artists for a while now. I think their style and repertoire have been shaping today’s graphic culture, well that actually has been happening since the 60s and 70s with Keith Haring and Basquiat who mainly came out of the streets. Contemporary names include Banksy(!), Os Gêmeos and many others. Today you can find many of them in renowned museums like Guggenhein and MoMA.

(all images are property of the respective artists)

Iskor

Ronah Carraro

Tikka

Mundano

Cranio – São Paulo

Os Gêmeos

Nomies

Enivo