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Mostra BO: #41 August

Brasil Observer - Dec 05 2016

(Leia em Português)


The cover art for this edition was produced by João Lelo for the Mostra BO project developed by the Brasil Observer in partnership with Pigment and with institutional support from the Embassy of Brazil. Each of the 11 editions of this newspaper in 2016 is featuring art on its cover produced by Brazilian artists selected through open call. In December, all of the pieces will be displayed at the Embassy’s Sala Brasil exhibition.

João Lelo |


João Lelo is a self-taught artist born in Rio de Janeiro, best known for his urban art works, which he has done since 1999. His works include murals, paintings, drawings, prints, videos and recently, sculptures and objects.

The works of João Lelo are characterized by the composition of animals and people, chosen for having some interesting symbolism, and that can be portrayed synthetically, represented by the interaction of plateaus shapes, textures and patterns, some created and developed by the artist, other reused from some material found by him.

His works have been displayed in exhibitions and publications in Brazil, Argentina, USA, Germany, Spain, Austria, Greece and South Africa. And his murals can be seen around the world, especially in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, where he currently has his studio.