Since 1992, Flavio Samelo has walked through the streets of São Paulo photographing skateboarders, which allowed him to introduce to his own artwork graffiti, pixação, and other urban elements. Today, the works of Samelo have two fronts: the photographic output, an image with a circulation of one print, creating an indisputable original, and his works that mix his concrete studies with the urban images. Using photography as a base for the paintings allows Samelo to push the limits of his images through the use of shape, line, and color, and to communicate a new graphic reality.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, I started my artistic career as a musician at the age of 15 when gifted by gramma with my first acoustic guitar. I’m the lead singer and songwriter of the Brazilian rock band, Lotus but have also been in the world of visual arts and painting, building art installations and curating several art exhibitions since 2007. My own artwork reflects my personality: simple, clear and direct.
Vic Muniz is incredibly inspiring and a very nice guy. I spent one day with him in Brazil in 2011 because we both had a show in an art space there called ECCO Contemporary Art Center. He often remakes iconic images and artworks using chocolate, sugar, trash, and string in unexpected ways. It’s the rare […]
Stephen Doitschinoff, aka Calma (a Lost At E Minor banner artist), recently opened a solo exhibit entitled Novo Mundo at New York’s Jonathan Levine Gallery. The Brazilian street artist’s work is somewhat unusual and exudes an appealing spiritual vibe as he embraces the fantastical and dark imagery of churches painted in female wombs. Calma has […]