Embassy of Brazil showcases graffiti

Bansky’s Brazilian counterparts are to be given a platform for their art in London by the Embassy of Brazil.



Bansky’s Brazilian counterparts are to be given a platform for their art in London by the Embassy of Brazil.


Gallery 32, which is annexed to the embassy in Green Street, W1, will be transformed inside with 40 pictures plus murals on its walls, as part of a new exhibition this week.


The show, called Street Art Brazil, opens on Wednesday and will showcase pieces by three São Paulo street artists, Tinho, Pato and Flip.


The embassy is giving the artists free reign to spray-paint its premises, ‘inviting them to graffiti the walls, ceilings and floors,’ says a spokesman for Street Art Brazil.


Examples of their artworks will be displayed on top of their spray-painted wall designs.


Olivia Connelly, director of Ocontemporary gallery which represents the artists, says the embassy approached her about ideas for the show in November last year.


‘Street art has a significant role in Brazil, in some cases it allows individuals to have a political voice,’ she continues.


The show runs from 9-30 April.


For more information see, www.brazil.org.uk/gallery32.






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