Do you like Street Art?
Do you like Graffiti?
There is an explosion of art in the Pinheiro’s, Vila Madalena area. There is street art universally in São Paulo, Brasil.
Would like to experience the street art of São Paulo?
Join me in on a tour of Latina America’s largest concrete jungle and enjoy all the color artist have added to high rise buildings.
The scene is inspiring.
Also learn São Paulo (SP) graffiti/ pixação history and some of the artist who make up the city’s great art culture. Maybe you have heard some of them already such as KOBRA, ENVIO, GEMEOS, NOVE….
You will discover many more in the notorious Beco do Batman and the surrounding neighborhoods. Between sight-seeing we will grab lunch a cold beer. It’s a shared experience and who knows you might leave your mark before the experience is over.
The first thing you notice when going into a big city like SP is the buildings sky scrapers they look endless old and new and in those building there three styles paint:
2. Graffiti/ colorful mural
3. or a neutral color ( white grey cream
Most of the time it’s a combination of all three.
It’s full of graffiti and pichação. It’s a powerful feeling and if you think you like art and feel emboldening to leave your mark welcome to SP.
Pixação is a form of tagging that comes from Brazilian graffiti writers this style also known as Tag Reto (Straight Tag).
Brasil Pixo Reto is how young people sign their gang names on the top of Sao Paula buildings. Their letters are tall and structured just like the buildings that they have to scale, for them typography has become an extreme sport the font Brazil Reto pays homage to these new athletes of design.
Pixar it’s a graphic representation falling somewhere between letters and symbols, the pixo, short for pixação, is a visual element that infuses the São Paulo landscape.
It can be seen on tents, walls, houses, and buildings, both commercial and residential.
Protest graffiti in Brazil is not new.
Pixação emerged in the city during the 1980s, a time of political turmoil within Brazil. The country was transitioning from a dictatorship to a democracy.
Cultural customs that were seen as menacing by the military dictatorship started to come to the surface as Brazil opened up and the military started to retrieve in Brazilian society.
It has inspired me so much I haven’t stop painting since I got here to SP and thank god for my beautiful wife that support my hobbies an encourages them on me and bought me supplies ex. markers and to go out there and pixar.
If you are lucky to live close by to an outside open space art gallery like Beco do Batman you will find a big bang explosion of street art and it continues to grow. Where there is always something going on with art and music great place to hang out on weekends.
I have always wanted to create my own business I always thought artist and entrepreneurs have the coolest job
I thought it was a luxury to be painter or writer or go to school for that. I thought it was for the lucky who found something they were passion it about early or rich kids.
I went to business school because I thought if I don’t get a finance degree I’m not going to get good paying job and I’m not going to be able to help my family.
I never one considers studying something was interested in, the only thing was interested was money and when that is your only interest it’s sad to certain extent. But because I come working family thought if I could just get enough money I can fix my family’s problems.
It was the wronged mentality, in finance I would get Cs in my classes I was interested in money of course but not as much as marketing, designing, and planning the idea part which I would get As.
Also thinking back, I went into finance because I wanted to challenge myself and I thought marketing was easy. But now that I am looking back it seems like it was easier, because it was more a natural skill for me.
Not until later did I start meeting people who work in the art, advertising, marketing world I thought they had the coolest job.
Now as an adult I’m realizing the artist draw and or write as form of expression and we all express each other in different ways. Now that I’m conscious of my likes, my interest and my preferences those are signs of my personality expressing itself.
I started think back and realized I have always been an artist. The idea of creating painting images is a turn on for me and because I have plenty of ideas and images I want to get on paper.
Now thanks to my wife who encourages me and recommended the book the Artist way by Julia Cameroon, I’m able to create and believe in my art and in my preferences will guide me to where I want to be. Graffiti, street art, SP … have given me a new life to my artist self and some new lessons.
Here are some of the rules you need to follow if you are into pixar in SP
1. You cannot tag or write on wall that have already graffiti mural or a pichação you have to find your own place anything is canvas in street art use creativity to grab the people’s attention.
2. Don’t get caught
Like a James Brown says, moving and grooving hahah.
Street art is funky music you think how cool of a job that would be to have but that’s where you are wrong it not a job it’s an expression of creativity of funky women and man.
Street art and murals represent various expression from white black murals with a gothic kind feel express from seriousness of about silent suffering of our women well one in particularly that is included in this tour
Of course, most street art graffiti were done in expression of having fun and that bring me back to the funk you will find a lot of colorful murals that give nice flavoring like salt to steak to the many grey buildings. what a little seasoning can do a stake is the same color does to the building.
Join me on a street-art graffiti tour where you will discover many street art pieces and artist. Great for taking pictures and blogging.
For creative fuel 🙂
Thanks for the support.