Vomito Attack

Vomito Attack was an art collective that was formed in 2001 in response to the Argentine economic crisis and the aftermath that followed the September 11 attacks in the US.

Part artists, part social activists, Vomito Attack used urban art as a platform for making scathing commentary on political corruption and rampant consumerism, targeting both government institutions and global corporations. In addition to their caustic political stencils which featured heavy doses of satire and dark humour, the group was also involved in a practice called ad-jamming. The artists would manipulate and deface advertisements to distort and subvert their meanings.

Vomito Attack became notorious for running a fake political campaign under the banner of “Poder, Corrupción y Mentiras” (Power, corruption and lies). Utilizing the same tactics typically employed by political party activists, they promoted the fictitious PCM party with huge block letter messages painted along the sides of highways and main roads. They covered the city walls with their propoganda posters to draw attention to the outrageous levels of corruption in Argentine politics.

Zumi

Zumi began painting in the streets of Buenos Aires in 2006, as one of the initial participants in a series of collective street art experiments called Expression Sessions. Her background in fashion design has contributed to the development of a unique style of muralism that is colorful and feminine.

In her outdoor work Zumi takes inspiration from zen philosophy and nature, combining flora and fauna in fantasy landscapes created in aerosol and latex paint. Through her artwork Zumi creates oases that recall the peace of natural surroundings amidst the noise and pollution of the city streets.

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Available artworks in UNION Gallery