(São Paulo, Brazil)
Zipper Galeria presents from the 14th June, the first solo exhibition by graffiti artist Zezão at the gallery. The show, with text by Thais Rivitti, marks the gallery’s representing the artist and is return to the São Paulo exhibition circuit, where he has not been displayed since a group show at MASP in 2009.
Zezão’s production deals with political, social and ecological aspects, drawing attention to urban themes of urgency, such as violence, abandon, pollution and poverty. The graffiti artist began his career in the 1990s, painting sewer canal walls and combined sewer, abandoned houses, deserted alleys and overpasses.
By bringing colour into outcast places, his oeuvre gained a political-social dimension acknowledged by critics and curators around the world. Placing himself in the border between rude and poetic, Zezão presents at his individual at Zipper a large installation, paintings and objects and discuss the limits between urban life and contemporary art.
There are works created from materials and objects found in city sewers, rivers and creeks, that gain an afterlife and a new identity. Apart from brand new works, the grafitti artist presents a series of “Flops”, name given to the artist’s popular drawings, always blue.
Individual de Zezão
From 14th June to 9th August
Visiting: Mondays to Fridays, 10am to 7pm; Saturdays, 11am to 5pm
Rua Estados Unidos 1494
T: +55 11 4306 4306
São Paulo, SP