Brazilian artist Zezao is in the midst of a solo show at the Montana Gallery in Barcelona. Running until the 1st December this show brings his work from the tunnels of Sao Paolo to the bright lights of a gallery.
Mas Alla de las palabras.
Although I have seen the artists work on the streets of Berlin for example, you are more likely to find his work in more dark, hidden places. The underground tunnels of Sao Paolo is where you will find the vast majority of his work.
Zezao’s work is that of bright, dynamic, cryptic lettering. The main characteristic is his blue flowing symbol. It has somewhat of an watery feel to it. The letters flow along the underground tunnels they call home like rushing water. The colour palette is quite the contrast to the dark and subterranean locations.
The show itself is quite small but shows the artists work in a variety of media. Alongside two huge painted pieces on opposite walls sit canvases, prints and also wooden installations.
My personal favourite pieces from the show are the prints. I can’t quite tell if they are photos of his work or if he has painted on top of photos. Either way the contrast between the aqua blue and they grey walls is really quite incredible.
If you are in Barcelona until the 1st December make sure to pop in by the Montana gallery to check out the show. You can find some more information about it here and also check out more of Zezao’s work here.