18.11.11

Ode to Os Gemeos

I spotted this Os Gemeos grafitti on our way to our hotel from the airport in Lisbon. I literally screamed out..."OS GEMEOS" when I saw it. I seldom get so excited about street art but this...THIS was different. See this in person was a dream come true.



The scale of the piece was magnificent.I have long been a fan (from a far) of their work and seeing their work up close and in person was just awesome.



Os Gemeos are, Otavios + Gustavo Pandolfo. They are identical twins and they hail from Sao Paulo,Brazil. Their dream like creations are now iconic examples of Brazilian street art and have even graced the walls of our very own Tate Modern with just as much ease as it dis the street walls from whence they started.

When we dream, everything we dream has yellow tones', Gustavo Pandolfo explains. 'This is something of ours, myself and my brother. We use it in our painting. We can't use another colour. We have to use yellow.


Hiro found this clip to share with you and it accompanies his photos above perfectly. The video shows the creation of Os Gemeo's and Blu's works in the Saldanha area of Lisbon. The soundtrack was recorded after dinner.



I have mentioned Blu's work before in a previous post that you can find [ HERE ]. Blu is no stranger to our East London Streets.

7 comments:

  1. WOW! This is actually really impressive!
    Love the boldness of the colours =D

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  2. Wonderful street art - my son wanted the link - he is studying art and liked this immediately.

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  3. excellent, i've only really seen the stop motion ones. would love to see one for real

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  4. Wow this is so frigging amazing!! <3

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  5. AMAZING - no wonder you screamed out. Thank you for the film too. It was wonderful to see it come to life. Xxxx

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  6. What great art work!! Love the overall effect of the piece and how they used the parts of the buildings to it's greatest potential in portraying such a great piece of art. Thank you for sharing! :D

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