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Zezão

Brazilian, b. 1971

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Zezão

Brazilian, b. 1971

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A prominent graffiti artist in São Paulo, Zezão has turned his vibrant and often risky public practice into gallery art that bridges the divide between the white cube and urban walls. An important figure in pixação—a Brazilian form of street art characterized by large lettering and hard-to-access locations—Zezão creates much of his graffiti in storm drains and sewers. In his studio work, he collects wooden scraps and signage from the streets of São Paulo and crafts assemblages out of these materials in monument to the relegated parts of city where they were found. Zezão remains committed to his street art roots, using these sculptures as a canvas for paint and tagging the assemblages with his signature “flow,” a series of light blue lines outlined in a darker shade. The tag evokes the look of water running through a sewage pipe.

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Biography

A prominent graffiti artist in São Paulo, Zezão has turned his vibrant and often risky public practice into gallery art that bridges the divide between the white cube and urban walls. An important figure in pixação—a Brazilian form of street art characterized by large lettering and hard-to-access locations—Zezão creates much of his graffiti in storm drains and sewers. In his studio work, he collects wooden scraps and signage from the streets of São Paulo and crafts assemblages out of these materials in monument to the relegated parts of city where they were found. Zezão remains committed to his street art roots, using these sculptures as a canvas for paint and tagging the assemblages with his signature “flow,” a series of light blue lines outlined in a darker shade. The tag evokes the look of water running through a sewage pipe.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Articles Featuring Zezão
Fresh from São Paulo: From Exotic Animals to Hammers Sprouting Plant Life, Explore Fantastical Works at Zipper Galeria
Sep 5th, 2014
Fresh from São Paulo: From Exotic Animals to Hammers Sprouting Plant Life, Explore Fantastical Works at Zipper Galeria
Street Artist Zezão Champions the Long Legacy of Street Art and Graffiti in Brazil
Jul 10th, 2014
Street Artist Zezão Champions the Long Legacy of Street Art and Graffiti in Brazil
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