Multidisciplinary artist Alexandre Orion was recently in São Paulo invited by Green Nation Brazil where he took part in a debate on Art and Environment (Arte e Meio Ambiente) last 10th of September.
This new hyperrealistic mural was also painted for the occasion and shows the image of a little girl playing with parts (houses) of a town that could reminds us of the town we see in the background. The mural measures 15 x 30 mts and was painted on the exterior wall of CEU Navegantes, an educational complex located on Rua Maria Moassab Barbour, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
Orion gained attention for his exhibition Metabiotics in 2006, a graffiti/photography project in which he painted graffiti pieces with white and black latex paint and photographed people interacting with them, and of course his reverse graffiti project where he drew a mural of skulls in São Paulo’s Max Feffer Tunnel by scouring away parts of the thick layer of soot on the walls.
Orion’s work finds its inspiration in the city which according to the artist is charged with meaning, a meaning that the artist uses to explore new techniques and ways of applying them to the urban landscape.
For more of Alexandre Orion check out his website: www.alexandreorion.com
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