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OS GÉMEOS

OSGEMEOS from Brazil started painting graffiti in 1987 and their work appears on streets and in galleries across the world. Their work has been described as “escapist fantasies,” notable for its dreamy, illustrative and patterned style.

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OSGEMEOS from São Paulo, Brazil, translated as “THETWINS”, Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, have worked together since birth. With the encouragement of their family, and the introduction of hip hop culture in Brazil in the 1980s, OSGEMEOS found a direct connection to their dynamic and magical world and a way to communicate with the public. Their work has been described as “escapist fantasies,” notable for its dreamy, illustrative, and patterned style. Their work often features yellow-skinned characters, but is otherwise diverse and ranges from tags to complicated murals. Subjects range from family portraits to commentary on São Paulo’s social and political circumstances, as well as Brazilian folklore. Their graffiti was influenced by both traditional hip hop and Brazilian culture.

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OSGEMEOS (1974, São Paulo, Brasil), Gustavo e Otávio Pandolfo, sempre trabalharam juntos. Quando crianças, nas ruas do tradicional bairro do Cambuci (SP), desenvolveram um modo distinto de brincar e se comunicar através da arte. Com o apoio da família, e a chegada da cultura Hip Hop no Brasil nos anos 80, OSGEMEOS encontraram uma conexão direta com seu universo mágico e dinâmico e um modo de se comunicar com o público. Exploravam com dedicação e cuidado as diversas técnicas de pintura, desenho e escultura, e tinham as ruas como seu lugar de estudo.
Nunca deixaram de fazer graffiti, mas, com o passar dos anos, esse universo criado pela dupla, com o qual sonham e se inspiram, ultrapassou as ruas, se transformando numa linguagem própria e em constante evolução, com outras referências e influenciado por novas culturas.

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