UPDATE (5/10/14): Camo Tree has been officially extended for an extra week, and will remain on show until October 12th
Firstly this is a new venue, Superloft is the first multicultural complex dedicated to street art and culture. It’s doors open in September 2014, in
Pinheiros. Behind the venue are NAU.ORG (Nucleo do Arte Urbana), and the venue is housed in the largest structure made from containers in the country, with a total area of 450 square meters. They intend to promote street art, hip-hop and gastronomy.. so definitely gets the jACKTWO approval so far.
Anyway, the first exhibition to be held is CAMO TREE by Felipe Yung a.k.a FLIP, which will have over a hundred of his photographs on show, as well as around 12 paintings. Taken from FLIPS very own website, and written in English here is how he introduces himself:
“Felipe Yung aka FLIP is an artist from Sao Paulo that mastered his calligraphy all over the city landscape. But he was also one of the first graffiti writers in Brazil to draw characters without letters in the streets and work with posters and stickers. Development made in more than a decade of street art.
His influences are urban culture (art, fashion and music), urban (tags and pixação) and Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) and print (Ukiyo-e), native trees, Fashion fetish and Camouflage.
You can see his art in galeries and streets of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Salvador, Madrid, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Moscow, London and Paris.”
So seems like a good opportunity to check out a new space in Sao Paulo. Details and a couple of my own photos of FLIP’s work around Sao Paulo below.
WHERE: Superloft / Mono Galeria Individual – Rua Cardeal Arco Verde, 2926, Pinheiros – SP
WHEN: Vernissage: September 12, from 19:00 to 22:00. Public viewing September 13, Tue – Sunday 13:00 to 19:00. Runs to October 12th, 2014.