p id=E71While visiting Brazil, early this year, I got the chance to interview the muralist and street-artist a href=https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eduardo-Kobra/260920897253082?group_id=0Eduardo Kobra/a at his new studio at Vila Madalena. Kobra is one of the brazilian artist, who is transforming the under-construction and gray city of Sao Paulo in a more colourful and vibrant place to live./p
p id=E78Kobra started with pixação in 1987, on the periphery of Sao Paulo city, like many other artists of his generation. Nowadays, he is well known over the world for his sophisticated work inspired by the Mexican Muralism movement, that generally used social and political messages through the paintings./p
Another series is a protest in protection of the animals – Kobra revels that he is more connected with animals than with people. a href=http://mylifeonmybike.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSCF6344.jpgimg class=size-full wp-image-3417 alt=Animal Protests – Photo: Fernanda Hinke src=http://mylifeonmybike.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSCF6344.jpg width=620 height=350 //a Animal Protest – Photo: Fernanda Hinke a href=http://mylifeonmybike.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Kobra-5.jpgimg class=size-full wp-image-3428 alt=Animal Protest – Photo: Fernanda Hinke src=http://mylifeonmybike.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Kobra-5.jpg width=620 height=350 //a Animal Protest – Photo: Fernanda Hinke p id=E118During the interview, I asked him where in the world he dreamed of painting, surprisingly this place (find it watching the video) is in his hometown of Sao Paulo, where in the opinion of the artist (and mine too) still lacks a lot of street art./p a href=http://mylifeonmybike.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSCF6272.jpgimg class=size-full wp-image-3421 alt=Kobra – Sao Paulo – Photo: Fernanda Hinke src=http://mylifeonmybike.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSCF6272.jpg width=620 height=350 //a Eduardo Kobra – Sao Paulo – Photo: Fernanda Hinke a href=http://mylifeonmybike.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSCF6280.jpgimg class=size-full wp-image-3422 alt=Kobra – Sao Paulo – Photo: Fernanda Hinke src=http://mylifeonmybike.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DSCF6280.jpg width=620 height=350 //a Eduardo Kobra – Sao Paulo – Photo: Fernanda Hinke a href=http://mylifeonmybike.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Kobra-4.jpgimg class=size-full wp-image-3432 alt=Eduardo Kobra – Sao Paulo – Photo: Fernanda Hinke src=http://mylifeonmybike.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Kobra-4.jpg width=620 height=350 //a Eduardo Kobra – Sao Paulo – Photo: Fernanda Hinke p id=E125Kobra is a master of 3D paintings – last January, he painted the portrait of the famous Brazilian architect a href=http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_NiemeyerOscar Niemeyer/a, who died at the age of 104 last year. The mural is one of the biggest in Brazil, 52 meters high in the most important avenue of Sao Paulo, Paulista Avenue./p a href=http://mylifeonmybike.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Kobra-Niemeyer_By_Alan-Teixeira-02-2.jpgimg class=size-full wp-image-3418 alt=Oscar Niemeyer – Paulista Avenue Photo: Alan Teixeira src=http://mylifeonmybike.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Kobra-Niemeyer_By_Alan-Teixeira-02-2.jpg width=350 height=620 //a Oscar Niemeyer by Eduardo Kobra- Paulista Avenue Photo: Alan Teixeira
At this moment, Eduardo Kobra is at Wynwood District, painting a mural for Miami Art Basel.
p id=E152The video interview with Eduardo Kobra, is the second video portrait of a trilogy project in which I’m working with the filmmakers Marcos Hinke and Jaqueline Souza, followed by a video with the artist L7M (a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKaMgavLVVAcheck it here/a)./p