Eduardo Kobra – video portrait

Eduardo Kobra – video portrait 0

While visiting Brazil, early this year, I got the chance to interview the muralist and street-artist Eduardo Kobra 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. Kobra started with(…)

Midnight in Paris by bike

Midnight in Paris by bike 0

Today I won’t talk about street-art. Ops, I mean, not about street-art in the concept of urban art, illegal and transgressor. However, if we can expound the world in the literary sense (art on the street), yes, we can consider this post related to street-art. After all, Paris is art in each street, each corner,(…)

Once upon a time Paris was blue…

Once upon a time Paris was blue… 0

  “Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true” - Lyman Frank Baum August, 21st 2013. Sunny and bright day. At different hours, Montebelo/Surfrider members and artists start to arrive in Paris. Vienna at 4pm, Frankfurt at 9pm, Stuttgart at 11pm and Hossegor at midnight. Beside the team who was already in Paris, we all have one goal together(…)

Berlin: The meeting of fashion and urban art

Berlin: The meeting of fashion and urban art 0

After a hot Saturday night in Paris, I took a car-sharing towards Berlin. Even with a long, tiresome trip (1000 km) on the road, it was completely worthy to arrive there late on Sunday night and see the East Side Gallery  as the first thing, the 1.3 km-long section of Berlin wall, with 105 paintings(…)

Montebelo – A one week experience with surf, music and art

Montebelo – A one week experience with surf, music and art 0

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, no doubt. However, Paris is beige, full of concrete within a competitive environment. Two weeks ago, I went to the south west of France, Hossegor to be precise, and I immersed myself within the French natural landscape, fresh air from the sea, mountains, and(…)

In Milan street-art saved my Life

In Milan street-art saved my Life 1

Last April, I  flew from Paris to Milan during the time of the most important design art fair in the world, “Milano Salone”, an important fair that was launched in 1961 and hosted almost 3,000 exhibitors this year including big companies and young designers. In general, Milan is well-known all over the world for the fashion(…)

Zezão – Street art and noble heart

Zezão – Street art and noble heart 0

While visiting Brazil recently, I got the opportunity to interview the graffitist, plastic artist and photographer Zezão. Emergent from the third generation of graffitists in Brazil, Zezão, 41 years old, started to do graffiti in 1995. In 2003, Zezão was discovered in Brazil after posting pictures on Internet of his work on the underground sewer(…)

Colorful street art tour in São Paulo, Brazil

Colorful street art tour in São Paulo, Brazil 1

  During the bike tour that I did in São Paulo a few weeks ago, I was introduced by  the guide Lincoln Paiva for the lovely Manuela Colombo, who runs the Conexão Cultural blog and also promotes a street-art tour, in partnership with the hostel Ô de Casa, at the creative neighborhood of Vila Madalena in São Paulo. (…)

São Paulo bike tour – a great way to get to know the city

São Paulo bike tour – a great way to get to know the city 0

Until some years ago, it was quite impossible to think about riding a bike in São Paulo, a city with a chaotic traffic. But things have been changing over the past years and São Paulo, that is the fourth largest urban agglomeration in the world, and has 7 million cars on the streets, nowadays can(…)