All over New York City we keep spotting huge murals painted by OSGEMEOS, Brazilian artist twin brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, who are internationally recognized for a figurative style that typically features their signature yellow characters, thin dark red outlining and intricately patterned designs.
This OSGEMEOS mural was spotted on the Lower East Side.
This one is on the side of an elementary school in Chelsea.
So it was a fun surprise when we walked into Lehmann Maupin and discovered it was full of art by Brazilian artist duo OSGEMEOS. Silence of the Music combines folk art, pop culture, and urban detritus in order to offer an expansive impression of the artists’ unique artistic perspective and creative process.
The “B-Boy” room are boom box paintings with embedded speakers that play tracks linked to imagery on the canvas.
This last piece is an interactive sculpture that plays LP records.
My son really enjoyed Silence of the Music because it tied in images he was already familiar with from around the city, with a new medium, breakdancing that he has started to practice this year.