Brazilian Artists Os Gêmeos Solo Exhibit Debut in US
If you've seen the work by the twin brother artists Os Gêmeos (Portuguese for The Twins) from São Paulo, Brazil, you're likely never to forget it. Their work always boasts colors a shade brighter than what seem possible, faces that draw you in with their emotionally charged eyes and scenes that leave you pondering long after you've left. Known for their graffiti work around Brazil and now the globe, their art exhibits are equally as awe-inspiring.
Now residents of Beantown get their chance to take in the beautiful works of Os Gêmeos with their first solo exhibit in the U.S. on display at the Institute of Contemporary Art of Boston (ICA) through November 25. Here their classic dreamscape interpretations along with their political and social reflections will dazzle visitors. Much of their work is inspired by the people of Brazil or hip-hop music, all of it however is nothing short of spectacular.
Stay tuned to the ICA's website for the release date of Os Gêmeos special live appearance on August 1 where they will do a special canvas just for the exhibit. A press release from the ICA explains, "The exhibition highlights the recurring themes in Os Gêmeos’s work—from hip-hop to Brazilian folklore—and immerses viewers in a dream-like environment of explosive color, surreal landscapes, and yellow-colored characters. Organized by ICA Adjunct Curator Pedro Alonzo, the exhibition features approximately 11 works— including painting, sculpture, and a new public mural that the artists will create in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition."
If Boston or Brazil aren't in your itinerary in the immediate future you can still indulge in the magical world of Os Gêmeos by purchasing one of their books or staying tuned to their website to see when their work might pop up in a zip code near you. With their recent success, chances are this first solo exhibit in the States will certainly not be their last.