Pra quem mora lá, o céu é lá

It’s always hard for me to make decisions, so I spent about two weeks thinking what would be the first post of this blog. I wanted to talk about Lisbon, or maybe something about Brazil… so I finally went to the work of the brazilian street artists osgemeos here in Lisbon.
The brothers Otávio e Gustavo Pandolfo discovered the graffiti on the streets of São Paulo during the 1980’s. Since then them, they developed their own figurative universe, that we can recognize by the colorful and ludic scenes and the yellow and big heads. Now, they are famous worldwide in the contemporary art scene, not only on the streets but also making exhibitions for galleries.  I actually got to know them in London during a street art exhibition at Tate Modern.
Now, we have them twice in Lisbon.
In collaboration with BLU and SAM3, they made an impressive mural on a abandoned corner building at Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo. And we can also see them in the exhibition Pra quem mora lá, o céu é lá, at CCB. This is the first time a portuguese museum shows a street art exhibition.
About the second one, it brings me lots of references from the brazilian popular imaginary, specially from the northeast. The colors, the sad eyes of those children with big head and thin legs, the scenarios, the houses…
More by osgemeos at


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