Chu + Defi + Tec in Choque Cultural Sao Paulo

The Buenos Aires artists Chu, Defi and Tec open their new exhibition at Choque Cultural in Sao Paulo on Saturday 28 April.

These three early pioneers of Buenos Aires street art have been collaborating for over 10 years, since they met at the University of Buenos Aires. Sharing ideas based around the motto ‘Do It Yourself’, they formed the art collectives Doma and Fase, and went on to play key roles in the artistic movement which responded to the 2001 economic crisis in Argentina.

The vibrancy of their art, pared with its bold simplicity engaged the public, and demonstrated the power that art has in transforming public spaces. Their early interventions played an important role in defining the relationship between the artists, street art and the public.

Though their provocative styles have a natural resonance with the streets, Chu, Defi and Tec work on a wide range of formats. The artists have deeply unique individual styles, but maintain a collective ethos – creating collaborative work that transcends the individual artist and transforms spaces whether they’re inside or out. The new exhibition at Choque Cultural provides an insight into how their art has developed after a decade of explosive interventions.

“BsAs” from Tec, Defi and Chu @ Choque Cultural
Saturday 28 April – 2 June 2012
Choque Cultural, Rua Joao Moura 997 Pinheiros

images from top: chu, tec + defi

"Pájaro" – new exhibition from Poeta

“Pájaro” is the new solo exhibition from Poeta at Hollywood in Cambodia gallery.

Poeta is one of a generation of young artists who began painting graffiti in the 90s, alongside Roma, Jaz, Ever & Mart. Like his contemporaries Poeta’s style and technique has evolved over the years, and his letter based pieces have made way for figurative and abstract creations.

For his first solo show, Poeta reflects on freedom and space using the metaphor of the bird, its relationship with the city, its freedom to explore and the place we define as its home. This concept is visualised through a series of delicate watercolour paintings which explore the relationships between colour, form and space.

“Pájaro” will be running until the end of May and is open to the public from 6-9pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

There’s a beautiful video to accompany the show which we’ve embedded below, and you can see more photos from the exhibition on Poeta’s flickr.

(Hollywood in Cambodia / Thames 1885)