Meet Zezao from Brazil | Artist profile, artworks and Street Art

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Zezao

Brazil

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Zezão, real name José Augusto Amaro Capela, began his quest to conquer the underworld with graffiti in São Paulo in the 90s. Inspired and motivated by the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Zezão believed it his right to depart from the well-trodden paths with his art and to explore new avenues. He worked in sewerage systems, in drains, in the rubble of abandoned ruined buildings, in dilapidated blind alleys and dark spaces below viaducts, and so drew attention to a cityscape whose existence many people could barely credit.


Some time later he broadened his activities: he took everyday objects from the trash and created a new existence for them by inventively assembling and painting them. Even now, for his wood collages he uses objects found in the street such as pieces of lumber used for barricades in São Paulo, or he creates a foundation using old “treasures” like mirrors, trays, car doors, bedsteads…

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Zezao

Street Art

Viva con Agua Foundation

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Street art live murals / guided tours / entertainment

BAZ-ART IS THE ORGANISER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC ART FESTIVAL IN CAPE TOWN
OUR YEARLY SHOWCASE WHERE LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PAINT LIVE MURALS

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